Coming off its first loss, No. 23 Maryland looks to rebound on Tuesday as they face Chaminade in the consolation round of the Maui Invitational.
The Terrapins (1-1) suffered their first loss in the opening round of the tournament, 88-76 to No. 8 Gonzaga on Monday.
The result was a far cry from their season-opening 111-85 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday.
Maryland was done in by sloppy and inconsistent play in the second half, including a late stretch late where it missed seven straight shots.
“We didn’t make a shot. We had them but we didn’t make them,” Maryland coach Gary Williams said. “That’s the way it is. You have to make shots.”
Despite the late shooting slump, the Terps still connected on 48.3 percent (28-for-58) from the field, but that was offset by 23 turnovers and Gonzaga’s 15 steals.
“Percentages can be misleading,” Williams said. “We weren’t good with the ball. We had 23 turnovers. You have that many against a team as good as Gonzaga and you’re in trouble.”
Chris McCray had 18 points for Maryland, D.J. Strawberry added 16 and Mike Jones 12.
Maryland is making its third appearance in Maui. The Terps finished fourth in 2001 and lost to Arizona State in the championship game in 1994.
Chaminade (0-1) was an 89-67 loser to 12th-ranked Michigan State on Monday.
The Silverswords, the Division II host of the tournament, stayed close for most of the first half and were ahead 32-31 with 4:27 left. The Spartans, however, scored nine of the next 11 points to take control.
“I was proud of our guys especially in the first 20 minutes and then they went off on their runs,” Chaminade coach Matt Mahar said. “We were trying to push them off the blocks but they were too big and too strong.”
Chris Reaves had 18 points for Chaminade, which fell to 4-58 in the tournament. The Silverswords’ last win in the tourney came against an undermanned Villanova team in the first round in 2003.