COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP)—Jordan Williams had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Cliff Tucker scored all 16 of his points in the first half, and Maryland coasted past Maine 89-59 on Sunday in the 2K Sports Classic.
Playing their third game in seven days, the Terrapins (3-0) led 52-29 at halftime and upped the margin to 30 with just under seven minutes left. Williams has recorded a double-double in five straight games, beginning last season in the NCAA tournament.
Maryland freshman Terrell Stoglin finished with 14 points and senior Adrian Bowie had nine points and eight rebounds.
Murphy Burnatowski scored 17 and Troy Barnies added 16 for the Black Bears (1-1). Maine opened with an overtime win at Utah Valley State and is considered to be among the better teams in the America East Conference, but the Bears were no match for a deep, talented Maryland squad playing at home.
The Terrapins will next face No. 5 Pittsburgh on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in the semifinal round of the tournament benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
Maine defeated Boston College of the Atlantic Coast Conference last season, but it became apparent early that Maryland would not be similarly victimized.
After both teams began the game with two straight turnovers, Tucker drilled a 3-pointer, Williams dunked and Tucker again connected from beyond the arc for an 8-0 lead with 2 1/2 minutes elapsed.
The Bears got within two points before baskets by freshman Pe’Shon Howard and Stoglin ignited an 11-3 spurt that made it 26-16. Minutes later, Tucker had a dunk and a 3-pointer in a 13-0 run that put the Terrapins up 45-24.
Maryland shot 57 percent in the first half, limited Maine to nine field goals and forced 14 turnovers.
Williams scored eight of Maryland’s first nine points after halftime to boost the lead to 24 points.