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Maryland men’s basketball falls to Louisville, 63-55, in Baha Mar Hoops Championship game

Maryland men’s basketball fell, 63-55, to Louisville in the title game of the Baha Mar Hoops Championship in the Bahamas on Saturday.

Donta Scott led Maryland (5-2) with 14 points and six rebounds. Fatts Russell added 11 points and six rebounds.

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Malik Williams scored 13 points to lead Louisville (5-1). Noah Locke (McDonogh), a Florida transfer, added 12 points to reach 1,000 for his college career and Jae’Lyn Withers grabbed 11 rebounds.

Louisville moved its record to 6-2 against the Terps and ended a two-game skid against Maryland.

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Down 32-27 at halftime, the Terps used a 13-0 run midway through the second half to take a 47-42 lead. But Louisville rallied back with a 16-6 surge to grab a 60-53 advantage with a minute left in the game.

The Terps held Louisville without a field goal over a six-minute stretch in the first half, going on a 12-1 run to take a 13-6 lead with 10:49 remaining. The Cardinals responded with a run of their own and take a 19-18 lead with 6:38 remaining. Louisville dominated the glass, outrebounding Maryland 29-12 to take a 32-27 lead into halftime.

The Maryland offense started slowly in the second half, with the Terps falling behind 42-34 with 13:38 remaining. The Maryland defense began to lock down the Cardinals offense, with Scott’s 3-pointers triggering an 11-0 run that gave the Terps a 45-42 lead with 10:35 remaining. Louisville responded with the final surge to secure the victory.

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Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.

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