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Walker-Kimbrough leads Maryland to 89-53 win over Penn State

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Walker-Kimbrough leads Maryland to 89-53 win over Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 25 points to help No. 5 Maryland rout Penn State 89-53 on Wednesday night.

Brionna Jones scored 17 points and added 12 rebounds for the Terrapins who won their sixth straight game.

Unbeaten on the road so far this season, Maryland (18-2, 7-1 Big Ten) looked right at home inside Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center. The Terrapins made 8 of 13 field goals to open a 21-12 first-quarter lead. Most of those makes rolled off the fingertips of Walker-Kimbrough who found her shot immediately. She had 12 points in the first quarter and 17 in the first half.

She made five of her first six shots for 12 first-quarter points and finished the first half with 17. Maryland led 39-24 at halftime but not before a Penn State surge that saw the Nittany Lions tie the game early in the second quarter. Four Penn State players combined to lead a 9-0 run to pull to a 21-21 tie four minutes in. But the Terrapins took the lead for good on a pair of Brianna Fraser free throws moments later. Fraser's makes sparked Maryland after a sluggish second-quarter start and the Terrapins took control with an 18-3 run. Maryland never trailed.

Lindsey Spann led Penn State with 14 points while Teniya Page added 10 for the Nittany Lions who couldn't pull out of their cold-shooting slump as the third quarter began.

Meanwhile, Jones dominated down low with Penn State forward Whitted in foul trouble. Jones scored in the paint on back-to-back possessions prompting Penn State coach Coquese Washington to send Whitted back out. Jones added another basket to push Maryland's lead to 48-26.

The Terrapins extended that to as many as 39 points with 3:42 to play when Tierney Pfirman hit a jumper. Walker-Kimbrough played just 11 minutes in the second half and finished one point shy of her career-high 26 points.

TIP-INS

Maryland: While Penn State owns a 14-11 edge in the series, it has been one-sided in Maryland's favor lately. The Terrapins won their third straight game against the Nittany Lions and are unbeaten against them since joining the Big Ten.

Penn State: The 39-point deficit was the Nittany Lions' biggest margin of defeat so far this season. Their previous was a 22-point loss to No. 20 South Florida on Dec. 6.

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Maryland lineman Jordan McNair dies two weeks following workout collapse

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Maryland lineman Jordan McNair dies two weeks following workout collapse

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland football player hospitalized after an organized team workout two weeks ago, has died.

Maryland executive athletic director Damon Evans said McNair was hospitalized on May 29 and died Wednesday.

McNair was a 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive lineman preparing for his sophomore season. A graduate of McDonogh (Md.) High School, McNair played one game last season.

After leading McDonogh to an 8-3 record as a senior, McNair chose Maryland over Ohio State, Auburn, Penn State and Rutgers.

In a statement, Maryland coach DJ Durkin said, "Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair. Jordan was an incredible young man, and his passion and enthusiasm made him an invaluable and beloved member of our team."

He added, "Over the past few weeks, Jordan never gave up with his family, friends and team by his side. Our team will continue to be inspired by the spirit of this brave fighter."

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Dustin Clark to part ways with Maryland basketball

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Dustin Clark to part ways with Maryland basketball

Maryland basketball head coach Mark Turgeon announced earlier today that assistant coach Dustin Clark is parting ways with the program to pursue an opportunity in Texas with a family business. 

In three seasons as a full-time assistant, Clark was responsible for recruiting Kevin Huerter and Anthony Cowan Jr., along with incoming freshman Aaron Wiggins. 

The 35-year-old also made a point to recruit overseas, spending much of his time at the Canaris Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands, where he found former Terps center Michal Cekovsky and current redshirt freshman forward Joshua Tomaic. 

Clark will become the second member of Turgeon's staff to leave the team following this past season. Nima Omidvar, who was brought on to replace Clark as director of basketball operations in 2014, walked away to become a full-time assistant coach at South Alabama in April. 

At the start of the 2018-19 season, Bino Ranson will be the only original member of Turgeon's staff. 

Matt Brady, who has had previous head coaching stints at James Madison and Marist, will replace Clark. 

In his eight years at JMU, Brady won 139 games and enjoyed four seasons with 20 wins or more. His 2012-13 team won the Colonial Athletic Association and reached the NCAA tournament. He finished with a 73-50 overall record after four seasons at Marist. 

The news comes after a season in which the team failed to make the NCAA tournament with an overall record of 19-13, including 8-10 in Big Ten play.