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Maryland men’s basketball takes down Wake Forest in secret scrimmage, 78-73

The Terps get a win in their second straight year taking on the Demon Deacons in private.

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Maryland men’s basketball took down Wake Forest at Randolph-Macon college in their annual secret scrimmage Saturday morning, 78-73, according to a source.

This is the second straight year these two teams matched up in private, and the Terps evened the series after a loss last year. Though the stats aren’t official due to the nature of secret scrimmages, Anthony Cowan led the Terps’ scoring output, with 17 points on 4-of-7 shooting while hitting all eight of his free throw attempts.

Kevin Huerter had a solid day, finishing with 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds, albeit on 3-of-10 shooting. Michal Cekovsky and Darryl Morsell both added 10 points, with Morsell coming off the bench to do so. Ivan Bender got the start, with freshman Bruno Fernando still being held out of play as a precaution.

The scrimmage was divided into two 16-minute periods, and three four-minute situational overtimes. The Terps started the first overtime up four points, the second down four and the last overtime period was just for walk-ons.

The game was dead even at 23 after the first, but Maryland used a 33-point period to finish the second half up four. The Terps then won the first overtime, 10-8, lost the second, 8-4, and won the battle of the walk-ons, 8-5, to secure the win for the day.

Maryland won the rebounding battle 49-47, and Sean Obi was a boost off the bench, though his statline doesn’t necessarily show it. Obi finished with just one point, but five rebounds and three assists in his 15 minutes. Meanwhile, Justin Jackson had a rough 38 minutes en route to just two points, going 1-of-5 from the field with an 0-for-4 performance behind the arc.

Bryant Crawford led the way for Wake Forest with 17 points, and Doral Moore registered a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Moore has big shoes to fill for the Demon Deacons, who have to replace the production of double-double machine and 2017 first round pick John Collins.

Maryland’s back in action Nov. 2 at the Xfinity Center, this time actually against Randolph-Macon at 7 p.m. ET.