Maryland's freshmen, Pe'Shon Howard and Terrell Stoglin, made it a game in the second half, but Temple's senior forward, Lavoy Allen, made sure Maryland's comeback would fall short with a key And-1 play later in the game to seal Temple's 64-61 victory.
Howard ignited a second-half run with three assists and a layup to key a 10-0 run early in the second half to make it a game after Temple had extended their lead to 15 points. Stoglin chipped in throughout the game, scoring 16 points and making two three pointers for the Terps, who only made three all game.
While the freshmen excelled, Jordan Williams struggled in the second half as he was mired in foul trouble for most of the second half. Once Williams picked up his fourth foul, the Terrapins weren't able to make another run to take back the lead, and eventually, Temple's experience and stiff defense proved to be too much for the young Terrapins squad.
Like their two losses in Madison Square Garden, the Terrapins played well and showed more poise than you would expect from such a young squad, but they just were not able to close the deal in any of their meetings this season.
This is Maryland's last major non-conference game until Jan. 15, when they face Villanova in Philadelphia. Before then, it'll have its first three conference meetings, hosting Boston College and going on the road to take on Duke and Wake Forest.