Maryland gets defensive, rolls past Bucknell
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP)—Landon Milbourne scored 16 points, Cliff Tucker added career-high 14 and Maryland spoiled the debut of Bucknell coach Dave Paulsen with an 81-52 victory Friday night.
Shaking off a sluggish start in the season opener, the Terrapins held Bucknell to 17 points in the first half and 32 percent shooting from the floor.
It was a rough beginning for Paulsen, who replaced longtime Bison coach Pat Flannery. Bucknell went 3-for-16 from 3-point range, was 11-for-23 at the foul line and committed 20 turnovers.
Patrick Behan scored 12 points for the Bison (0-1), who are 0-7 against Maryland and 1-23 against current Atlantic Coast Conference teams.
Early in the second half the Terrapins used baskets by Milbourne, Tucker and David Neal—the team’s lone senior—to take a 39-18 lead. Tucker, a sophomore forward, finished 6-for-11 from the floor.