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Faust's 19 leads Maryland over NC Central

11:16 PM, Dec 31, 2013   |    comments
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Nick Faust equaled his career high with 19 points and had a season-high nine rebounds to lead Maryland over North Carolina Central 70-56 on Tuesday.

Maryland (9-5) began the second half with three 3-pointers, one by Seth Allen and two by Faust. The junior guard scored 14 of his 19 after halftime.

The trio of 3-pointers gave the Terrapins a 37-26 lead with 16:47 to play.

The Eagles (7-4), who lost by 11 to No. 8 Wichita State on Dec. 21, were just 2-for-15 from the 3-point line. They were averaging nearly 34 percent before the game.

Jeremy Ingram, who was averaging nearly 25 points, was just 4-for-19 from the field, and led NC Central with 11.

Dez Wells added 10 for the Terps, who extended their lead to 68-45 on Faust's 3-pointer with 3:20 to play. NC Central outscored Maryland 11-2 in the final minutes.

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