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North Florida Vs. Maryland: Terrapins Pluck Ospreys 85-62

Outside of their loss to the Temple Owls at the BB&T Classic, the Maryland Terrapins have done a good job of beating the teams they were supposed to beat this year. The North Florida Ospreys are no different from the other teams on that list.

In their last game of 2010, the Terrapins left the result of this game far from doubt. The game may have been tied 19-19 at one point in the first half, and the Ospreys may have mounted a 14-2 run in the second half, but Maryland proved to be clearly the better team, with more talent, and more athleticism.

The leading scorer tonight was Parker Smith of North Florida. The 6'-3" sophomore guard had 21 points, with 15 of them coming from three-point land. Maryland was a bit more balanced, with five players in double-figures. Jordan Williams led the team with 17 points, while Sean Mosley, Terrell Stoglin, Cliff Tucker, and Adrian Bowie all scored 10 points or more in the win. 

Maryland has one more tune-up game next Tuesday against the Colgate Red Raiders before the heart of the schedule begins with road trips to Duke and Wake Forest. The Terrapins have already dropped one ACC game to Boston College, so getting a few wins under their belts early will be an important part of Maryland's quest to reach yet another NCAA Tournament.