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Instant analysis: Maryland makes it look anything but easy, but pulls away to beat Navy in Veterans Classic

Instant analysis: Maryland makes it look anything but easy, but pulls away to beat Navy in Veterans Classic

The heavily favored Maryland men’s basketball team looked like it was going to raise the self-esteem of another nonconference opponent Friday night, but the Terps finally put a stubborn Navy team in its place.

Anthony Cowan Jr. led all scorers with 24 points and Bruno Fernando grabbed 10 rebounds on the way to a 78-57 victory over the Midshipmen in the second game of the fifth annual Veterans Classic at Alumni Hall.

The Terps (2-0) looked like they were going to dominate from the opening tip. They jumped out to a quick 14-4 lead, but struggled to sink open shots and had enough sloppy moments around the basket to let the Mids (0-2) hang around until intermission.

That...

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