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Terps get engaged in second half, beat Niagara in NIT's first round

Terps get engaged in second half, beat Niagara in NIT's first round

COLLEGE PARK – It was growing late in the first half and Maryland trailed Niagara by six points. The sparse, fidgety Comcast Center crowd had to be wondering when and if the Terps would check in mentally for their National Invitation Tournament opener. Led by Nick Faust, second-seeded Maryland woke up and used its press and fast break effectively in a second-half surge to rout seventh-seeded Niagara, 86-70, and advance to the second round before an announced 4,053. Faust (City), a sophomore, recorded his first career doubledouble with 15 points and 11 rebounds. He helped lead Maryland in a second half that could hardly have been more different than the first. “We were just...

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