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Terps rout Herd

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 26 points, Bruno Fernando had 18 points and 16 rebounds, and Maryland cruised past previously unbeaten Marshall 104-67 Friday night.
The Terrapins (6-0) closed the first half with a 15-4 run, then scored the opening 13 points after intermission to take a 66-38 lead. The margin swelled to 44 points with seven minutes left before Maryland coach Mark Turgeon started pulling his starters.
Jannson Williams scored a career-high 24 for the Thundering Herd (4-1), who came in averaging 93.5 points per game.
Maryland finished with a 52-30 rebounding advantage and shot 57 percent, including 9 for 16 from beyond the arc.
After winning previously with strong inside play from Fernando and freshman Jalen Smith, Maryland received ample contributions from its guards. Cowan scored 19 in the first half by repeatedly driving the lane for easy shots, freshman Eric Ayala finished with 20 points — going 5 for 6 from 3-point range — and sophomore Darryl Morsell added 10 points on 5-for-8 shooting.
In their first five games, the Terps shot 27 percent (31 for 113) from beyond the arc and averaged 81 points.
Maryland trailed 24-23 before moving in front for good with an 11-0 spurt. Williams answered with eight straight points, but the Herd could get no closer.
Cowan scored seven points in the final 18 seconds of the first half to put the Terrapins up 53-38 at the break.
OFF NIGHT
Marshall guard Jon Elmore made his first two shots, then missed his final 12 to finish with 6 points. He had scored at least 10 points in 75 straight games and was averaging 23 points per game this season.
Despite his miserable night, Elmore became the third-leading scorer in Marshall history and moved within 14 points of scoring 2,000 for his career.
BIG PICTURE
Marshall: After a solid start to the season, the Thundering Herd received a sobering reality check.
Maryland: The Terrapins finally got their offensive clicking from inside and out, and the timing couldn’t be better with games against Virginia and Penn State next week.
UP NEXT
Marshall: The Herd hosts William & Mary on Wednesday.
Maryland: The Terrapins host No. 4 Virginia on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

MARYLAND 104, MARSHALL 67
MARSHALL (4-1)
Bennett 2-4 0-2 4, Williams 8-10 0-0 21, Burks 3-14 4-4 10, Elmore 2-13 1-2 6, West 1-8 0-0 2, Sustic 0-0 0-0 0, Beyers 1-3 2-2 4, George 4-10 0-0 10, Kinsey 4-6 2-4 10, Watson 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 25-73 9-14 67.
MARYLAND (6-0)
Fernando 7-12 4-4 18, J.Smith 2-3 6-12 10, Morsell 5-8 0-1 10, Ayala 6-8 3-4 20, Cowan 10-15 5-5 26, Lindo 0-1 1-2 1, Tomaic 0-1 0-0 0, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Bender 0-0 0-0 0, Ramsey 0-0 1-2 1, S.Smith 2-4 2-2 7, Valmon 1-1 1-2 4, Wiggins 2-8 2-2 7, Mona 0-0 0-0 0, Terrell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-61 25-36 104.
Halftime—Maryland 53-38. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 8-31 (Williams 5-6, George 2-4, Elmore 1-6, Beyers 0-1, Kinsey 0-1, Watson 0-1, Burks 0-6, West 0-6), Maryland 9-16 (Ayala 5-6, Valmon 1-1, Cowan 1-1, S.Smith 1-3, Wiggins 1-4, J.Smith 0-1). Fouled Out—Williams. Rebounds—Marshall 23 (George, Williams 4), Maryland 51 (Fernando 16). Assists—Marshall 13 (West, Watson 3), Maryland 15 (Cowan 6). Total Fouls—Marshall 24, Maryland 16.