Maryland snaps 3-game losing streak, beats Saint Peter’s

Saint Peters Maryland Basketball Maryland guard Hakim Hart (13) reacts after he was fouled by Saint Peter's guard Cam Young (22) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 75-45. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Saint Peters Maryland Basketball Maryland forward Donta Scott (24) goes to the basket against Saint Peter's forward Mouhamed Sow (35) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in College Park, Md. Maryland center Caelum Swanton-Rodger is at left and Saint Peter's guard Latrell Reid is at right. Maryland won 75-45. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Saint Peters Maryland Basketball Saint Peter's guard Latrell Reid (0) loses the ball against Maryland guards Hakim Hart (13) and Jahmir Young (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Hakim Hart scored 20 points, Cam Young added 14 points and Maryland beat Saint Peter’s 75-45 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

It was Maryland’s second game this season holding an opponent under 50 points after beating Niagara 71-49 in a season opener.

Saint Peter’s made just three of its opening 16 shots, including eight straight misses, and the Peacocks trailed 24-10 after turning it over nine times. Maryland led 35-19 at the break after shooting 50% and holding Saint Peter’s to 25%.

Saint Peter’s finished 14 of 49 from the field (29%) with 17 turnovers.

Patrick Emilien added 10 points for Maryland (9-3), which plays UMBC on Dec. 29 before restarting conference play against Michigan on Jan. 1. Julian Reese, averaging 11.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, did not play due to a shoulder injury. Hart, who scored 32 points in his first career start for Maryland against Saint Peters on Dec. 6, 2020, was 6 of 7 from the field.

Jahari Long sake a wide open 3-pointer from the corner to cap Maryland’s 13-0 run for a 31-point lead with 12:57 remaining. Maryland was 3 of 12 from distance in the first half but made 5 of 6 to start the second half.

Corey Washington scored 10 points for Saint Peter’s (6-6). Isiah Dasher, coming off a 29-point performance against Quinnipiac, was held to nine points.

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