Maryland surges late, beats Eastern Kentucky 83-72Dec 12, 2009 - 11:45 PM By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer
COLLEGE PARK, Md.(AP) -- Greivis Vasquez scored 20 points in an unwanted reserve role, Landon Milbourne had 19, and Maryland outlasted stubborn Eastern Kentucky 83-72 on Saturday.
Eric Hayes added 16 points for Maryland (6-3). The Terrapins never trailed, but couldn't pull away from the pesky Colonels (7-3) until Hayes hit a 3-pointer to spark a game-ending 11-4 run.
Vasquez began the game on the bench after showing up late for the morning shootaround. The senior guard had started 80 straight games, a streak launched during his freshman season.
Vasquez entered with 14:14 left in the first half. He scored 13 points after halftime, including a huge 3-pointer that put Maryland up 68-62 with 6:18 remaining.
Justin Stommes led Eastern Kentucky with 16 points. The Colonels placed five players in double figures.
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FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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EASTERN KENTUCKY 32 40 72
MARYLAND 40 43 83 FINAL
HIGH SCORERS: EASTERN KENTUCKY - JUSTIN STOMMES 16, PAPA OPPONG 15,
SPENCER PERRIN 14
MARYLAND - GREIVIS VASQUEZ 20, LANDON MILBOURNE 19,
ERIC HAYES 16
Dec 12 6:30 PM
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EASTRN KENTUCKY 32
MARYLAND 40 HALFTIME
Dec 12 5:21 PM
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