Maryland fans were expecting coach Mark Turgeon to go deep in his bench Friday night, as the Terrapins were 20-point favorites against Rider. That didn't quite happen, as Maryland needed all 40 minutes to put away a pesky Broncs team.
It was difficult to pinpoint one area that went awry for Maryland. Instead it was a bit of everything. The Terps were again able showcase their depth, earning contributions all around as Jake Layman double-doubled with 11 points and 11 rebounds and Melo Trimble had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
Freshman center Diamond Stone was the big story of the night, as the five-star recruit shot 6 of 7 from the field, scoring 12 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and blocked a pair of shots, mostly all in the second half. He came off the bench for the first time in his career, as sophomore Michal Cekovsky got his second career start.
The Terps will take their 3-0 record to Mexico as they play Illinois State Tuesday in the Cancun Challenge. Thanks for reading and watching along with us.