The Miami basketball team had the lead for 1:25 in an 88-70 loss to Maryland in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament Championship Game on Sunday. Miami led three times in the first half before Maryland took the lead for good with an 11-0 run. Maryland took a 47-34 lead at halftime.
Maryland made seven of its 13 three-point attempts and outrebounded Miami 22-8 in the first half. Miami was unable to match Maryland offensively in the first half. The Hurricanes shot 13-31 from the floor and made just two of its 10 three-point attempts in the first half. Isaiah Wong led Miami with 11 in the first half.
Donta Scott had 15 in the first half for Maryland and finished with 25 points on 9-12 from the floor, made three of his four free three-point field goals and three of four from the line. Maryland shot 60 percent from the floor and made nine of its 21 three-point attempts. The Terrapins finished with a 39-21 rebounding advantage.
Wong led Miami with 22 points on 8-17 from the floor, 2-5 on threes and 3-5 from the line. Miami shot 45.2 percent from the floor but made just five of its 20 three-point attempts. The Hurricanes entered the game on Sunday shooting 35.1 percent on threes. Maryland opened the second half by extending their lead to 64-43.
The Miami basketball team closed the deficit to 73-63 on a Wong jumper with 6:30 remaining. An 8-0 Maryland run over the next 2:54 put the game away. Miami was unable to take advantage of an 18-9 edge in turnovers. Jordan Miller with 18 and Norchad Omier with 14 were the other Hurricanes in double figures.
Nijel Pack left the game in the first half with a bloody nose but returned later. Pack finished with seven points on 3-10 from the floor and 1-4 threes. Maryland had more offensive rebounds with 28 than Miami had boards overall with 20. The Terrapins finished with the game with 38 rebounds.
Miami returns home on Wednesday to host St. Francis Brooklyn at 6:30 pm on the ACC Network. St. Francis is 2-2 after defeating 2022 NCAA Tournament Cinderella St. Peter’s on Saturday. St, Francis was 10-20 last season. The Terriers have not had a winning season since 2018-19 when they finished 17-16.