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Jake Layman's double-double helps Maryland basketball come back against Rider

The senior forward was a catalyst in Maryland's win.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland forward Jake Layman grabbed a career-high 6 offensive rebounds in the Terps 65-58 win over Rider Friday night, which kept Maryland's record through three games, like its sellout attendance, perfect.

Much like Tuesday's win against Georgetown, Maryland started the game off slow, scoring just 5 points in the first 6-plus minutes, which contributed to Rider's 31 minutes and 19 seconds spent with the lead.

"Bad shot selection hurt us tonight," said Layman. "I think last game we started 0-9 from three and this game we started 0-6 from three. I think our focus now should be that when the game starts off to be more aggressive and get to the rim."

It wasn't falling from deep for the Terps all game. They hit just 3 of 11 triples in the first half and performed worse in the second half, hitting just 2 of their next 11.

The Terrapins were still able to stay undefeated with much thanks to its senior leader, who corralled 11 rebounds to match his 11 points.

The most important play of the game may have been his final offensive rebound after shooting guard Rasheed Sulaimon missed a pair of free throws that could have separated Maryland's lead to two possessions.

"I feel like I've had a couple of those before in my career," said Layman. Just when the rebound goes long I just try to jump as high as I can and see if I can get my hands on it and it worked there."

Free throws from the 6'9 forward put the game out of reach.

In the video above it's clear Sulaimon said something to Layman after the potential game-saving board.

"Thanks," Sulaimon told him, "for saving me."