NCAA

Maryland kicks off 2017 with upset over #23 Texas

Maryland kicks off 2017 with upset over #23 Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- Tyrrell Pigrome passed for two touchdowns and ran for another before leaving with an injury and Maryland stunned No. 23 Texas 51-41 Saturday, spoiling new Longhorns coach Tom Herman's debut.

Pigrome had to be helped off late in the third quarter after twisting his knee, but freshman Kasim Hill came in and led two crucial fourth-quarter touchdown drives.

Maryland (1-0) led 27-7 in the second quarter, and then held off a Texas rally to snap a 17-game losing streak to ranked opponents, the third-longest streak among Power Five conference teams.

The Longhorns scored three non-offensive touchdowns: an interception return and blocked kick return by Holton Hill and a 91-yard punt return by Reggie Hemphill-Mapps. But those highlights couldn't deliver a win for Herman, who was brought from Houston to replace Charlie Strong after three straight losing seasons. Texas had its same old problems, giving up a special teams touchdown, missed field goals and a defense that was physically battered all game and give up big plays.

Shane Buechele passed for 375 yards for Texas (0-1).

Myreon Jones career night leads Penn State past Georgetown

usatsi_13665002.jpg
USA Today Sports Images

Myreon Jones career night leads Penn State past Georgetown

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Myreon Jones scored a career-high 21 points as Penn State led by as many as 18 in an 81-66 victory over Georgetown Thursday night in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

Jones scored 14 of the Nittany Lions first 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Penn State (3-0) jumped out to a 25-7 lead after a Myles Dread 3-pointer. Dread finished with 14 points while Lamar Stevens had 14 points and nine rebounds. Jones was 5 for 8 from beyond the arc.

Penn State shot 13 for 29 on 3-pointers while Georgetown made just four in 13 attempts. The Nittany Lions turned 21 Georgetown turnovers in 20 points.

Omer Yurtseven had 16 points and 10 rebounds to record his third straight double-double for Georgetown (2-1) after transferring from N.C. State. James Akinjo added 13 points for Georgetown, which never led in the second half.

Penn State picked up its first win in the last six meetings against Georgetown and got a road win against the Hoyas for the first time since 1972.

BIG PICTURE

Penn State: The Nittany Lions passed their first and only true road test before Big Ten play. Penn State will play Mississippi in the NIT Season Tipoff in Brooklyn on Nov. 27 before facing either Syracuse or Oklahoma State two days later.

Georgetown: Since Patrick Ewing took over in 2017, the Hoyas are just 1-3 against Power Five teams with one more shot at home against longtime-rival Syracuse on Dec. 14.

UP NEXT

Penn State: Has the weekend off before returning home to host Bucknell on Tuesday.

Georgetown: Hosts Georgia State on Sunday for the first time since 1997.

MORE NCAA NEWS:

Vanderbilt at Richmond: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

jerrystackhouse_usat.jpg
USA TODAY Sports Images

Vanderbilt at Richmond: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Richmond got its season off on the right foot with an overtime win against St. Francis but faces some much stiffer competition Thursday night when it plays host to Vanderbilt (2-0) of the SEC.

The Commodores will play on the road for the first time this season, traveling to Virgnia after outscoring their first two opponents by a combined 23 points.

You can catch all the action at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.

How to watch Richmond vs. Vanderbilt:

Who: Richmond vs. Vanderbilt

When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET

Where: Robins Center, Richmond, Virginia

TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington

Live Stream: NBC Sports Washington

MORE NCAA NEWS: