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Kevin Anderson

Terps rally, then hold off Towson, 71-66

Terps rally, then hold off Towson, 71-66

The record books will show that the Maryland and Towson men's basketball teams played Sunday and not much changed. The Terps played the Tigers for the 13th time, beat them for the 13th time, the local pecking order reinforced once more.

But the Terps' reminder of how things have been and might always be was offered through gritted teeth, with frayed nerves. A 71-66 win over the Tigers before an announced 16,797 at Xfinity Center in the opening round of the Barclays Classic was by no means easy. It was hard-earned. It could have ended differently.

This was the first meeting in 20 years between the schools, and it seemed to pack enough momentum swings, lead changes and...