COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Terrell Stoglin scored 22 points, Alex Len added 14 in his college debut, and Maryland beat Albany (N.Y.) 83-72 Wednesday night for its fifth straight victory.
Stoglin made a career-high six 3-pointers and Len, a 7-foot-1 Ukraine native, contributed five dunks and eight rebounds. Len missed the first 10 games of the season as a penalty for having previously signed with a pro team overseas.
Maryland (8-3) trailed 52-50 before layups by Nick Faust and James Padgett sparked a 13-0 run that made it 63-52 with 10:27 left. After Albany closed to 72-69, Len scored on a follow-dunk to all but assure the Terrapins of their longest winning streak since a seven-game run at the end of the 2009-10 season.
Padgett finished with 13 points and had seven rebounds. Maryland outrebounded Albany 49-28 but had 16 turnovers compared to five for the Great Danes.
Gerardo Suero scored 22 for Albany (7-6) and Luke Devlin had 16. The Danes are 0-5 all-time against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Len started and made an alley-oop dunk in the opening minute, then added a baseline jumper to give the Terrapins an early 9-4 lead. Although he was charged with goaltending on both ends of the court and had four turnovers in the first half, the lanky center provided the Terrapins with an inside presence that had been missing prior to his arrival.
He finished 6 for 9 from the floor in 27 minutes.
Maryland's previous four wins were by a total of 19 points. The was the Terrapins' first victory by double digits.
Albany scored the first seven points of the second half to take its first lead of the game, 46-44. After that, neither team led by more than two points until Maryland's big run.
The Danes got to 74-71 before Padgett made a free throw, Sean Mosley added a three-point play and Faust capped the spree with a layup to make it 80-71 with two minutes to go.
The Terrapins got 14 first-half points from Stoglin and 10 from Len (on 5 for 5 shooting) in taking a 44-39 lead at the break.
Maryland made seven of its first nine shots from the floor, and a 3-pointer by Stoglin made it 18-9. The Great Danes, conversely, went 4 for 16 in the opening nine minutes.
It was 30-17 before Black drilled a pair of 3-pointers in a 19-6 spurt that got Albany to 36-34. Logan Aronhalt had five points in the run, which ended when Stoglin connected from beyond the arc.
The half ended with Len slamming home a dunk off a pass from Pe'Shon Howard.
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