Lackluster Maryland beats Morehead

November 13, 2012 

Nick Faust scored 12 points, Alex Len had 11, and host Maryland plodded past Morehead State 67-45 Monday night.

The Terrapins (1-1) seemed to lack the same intensity they showed in a narrow season-opening loss to defending NCAA champion Kentucky. But Maryland still had enough talent, height and depth to beat the cold-shooting Eagles (1-1).

The Terrapins finished with a 40-32 rebounding advantage and outscored Morehead State 17-6 at the foul line.

Milton Chavis scored 10 for Morehead State. The Eagles, of the Ohio Valley Conference, shot 32 percent from the floor, went 1-for-14 from beyond the arc and led only once — at 3-2.

Nation men

No. 1 Indiana 87, North Dakota State 61: Cody Zeller scored 22 points and Remy Abell added a career-high 14 to lead host Indiana (2-0) past foul-prone North Dakota State (1-1).

Early in the second half, after the Bison closed to 48-38, Zeller and Abell combined for 15 points in a 23-13 run that turned the game into a rout.

North Dakota State was led by Marshall Bjorklund with 16 points.

No. 17 Memphis 81, North Florida 66: Tarik Black had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead host Memphis (1-0) to a victory over North Florida (1-1).

Jerron Granberry led the Ospreys with 17 points, including 13 in the second half.

No. 20 Notre Dame 84, Monmouth 57: Garrick Sherman had 22 points and seven rebounds to lead host Notre Dame (2-0) over Monmouth (1-1), which scored the game's first four points and trailed by 12 at the half.

Notre Dame outrebounded Monmouth 42-24 but shot only 61 percent from the free-throw line.

Dion Nesmith led the Hawks with 13 points.

SEC men

Youngstown State 68, Georgia 56: Kendrick Perry scored 23 points to lead Youngstown State (2-0) to a victory at Georgia (1-1) in the first round of the Legends Classic. Youngstown State led throughout, sprinting to an 8-0 lead and putting the game away with an 11-0 run that gave the Penguins a 51-33 lead with 7:48 remaining.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit five three-pointers and scored a career-high 27 points for Georgia despite playing most of the second half with three fouls. The Bulldogs shot 12.5 percent from the field (3-for-24) in the first half.

Texas A&M 83, Troy 65: Senior guard Elston Turner scored a game-high 26 points as host Texas A&M (2-0) defeated Troy (1-1). A&M was 18-for-20 from the free-throw line and had 21 assists

Hunter Williams led Troy with 15 points.

UConn moves into Top 25

UConn (1-0), which lost a Hall of Fame coach and five underclassmen after last season, moved into the Top 25 on Monday at No. 23, on the strength of its 66-62 win over Michigan State.

The men's team hadn't been ranked since Jan. 23 and didn't receive a single vote in the pre-season poll.

The Huskies are academically ineligible for the 2013 post-season, but an NCAA ban does not disqualify a team from the AP poll.

Led by No. 1 Indiana (1-0) and No. 2 Louisville (1-0), the first seven teams in the initial regular-season poll were the same as the preseason Top 25. Kentucky (1-0), which received one first-place vote, was third. UK's next opponent, Duke, is No. 9.

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