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Maryland erased the lead in transition with a 8-0 run, when Anthony Cowan took it in for a layup on the break, then found Huerter in the right corner for his third three pointer of the half to give the Terps a lead.Huerter finished the half as Maryland’s leading scorer with nine points, shooting 3-of-4 beyond the arc.
Maryland’s turnover problems returned after long, and Syracuse extended the lead to 32-25, before Huerter hit a deep triple.Maryland would end the half down, 36-35, after trading baskets for the last minute before Cowan turned the ball over on the half’s final possession.It was one of 11 first half turnovers for the Terps.Freshman forward Bruno Fernando led Maryland’s attack from inside, finishing with 13 points, though foul trouble limited his impact.Justin Jackson continued to find his range, hitting a three pointer in each half, while Anthony Cowan added 11 points of his own.When Maryland was able to get to the middle of the paint, opportunities opened up, especially for Fernando on the baseline.
He started the second half and added four quick points to retake the lead for the Terps.
While the Terps found a rhythm at times, turnovers still plagued the Terps, and they finished the game with 18 turnovers.
The zone caused Maryland trouble inside, but the Terps had success from beyond the arc, going 11-of-23 from three-point range.
Maryland has struggled with turnovers recently, especially against the zone.
Syracuse almost exclusively plays a 2-3 zone defense that forces its fair share of miscues.
Syracuse took a 63-61 lead with a little over four minutes left, and would hold onto it until Huerter stepped into his sixth three-pointer of the night to give Maryland a 66-65 lead with a minute and a half left.