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Maryland announce plans for $15 million video board and major renovations to facilities

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Maryland announce plans for $15 million video board and major renovations to facilities

In an online address to the University of Maryland Wednesday, athletic director Damon Evans announced the school's plans to upgrade its athletic facilities. 

The plans include a $15 million jumbotron for Maryland Stadium and $25 million to improve the facilities of non-revenue teams. 

This will bring an enhancement to the Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Stadium, an indoor hitting and pitching facility for the baseball and softball programs and an indoor hitting facility for the golf team. 

Maryland also plans to provide upgrades to the Track and Field stadium, Soccer stadium and expansion to Gossett Hall (Football). 

Evans stated his goal with this move is to take care of all their athletic teams, which they have "big plans" for while doing it in a financially sustainable way. 

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No. 5 Maryland beats Marquette to win Orlando Invitational

No. 5 Maryland beats Marquette to win Orlando Invitational

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 22 points and backcourt mate Darryl Morsell helped fifth-ranked Maryland limit Marquette star Markus Howard to six points as the Terrapins remained unbeaten with an 84-63 victory over the Golden Eagles on Sunday in the championship game of the Orlando Invitational.

Howard scored 91 points in his first two games of the eight-team tournament at Disney World. However, Marquette's all-time scoring leader was just 1 of 12 from the field in this one, including 0 for 6 on 3-point attempts, after scorching Davidson for 40 points in the opening round and topping 50 for the third in his career with 51 against Southern California in the semifinals.

Cowan captured tournament MVP honors with 72 points in three games, including a career-best 30 against Temple on Thanksgiving. Morsell had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while guarding the 5-foot-11 Howard most of the afternoon Sunday.

Maryland (8-0) is off to its best start since the 2006-07 season, and coach Mark Turgeon finally got the complete performance he's been looking for from the Terrapins, who overcame slow starts to beat Temple and Harvard in the first two rounds.

Aaron Wiggins scored 15 points and often wound up guarding Howard when Morsell wasn't on the high-scoring guard.

Brendan Bailey led Marquette (5-2) with a career-high 27 points, including seven 3-pointers. Sacar Anim added 21.

BIG PICTURE

Maryland: Slow starts have been a recurring theme during the team first 8-0 start in 13 years. No such problem this time. Cowan had 13 points early, the Terps led 42-21 at halftime and answered a couple of runs Marquette put together to pull within 13 on one occasion and 12 on another with bursts of their own.

Marquette: With Howard struggling, the rest of the Golden Eagles were unable to pick up the slack. While Bailey had 13 points in the first half and 14 more after halftime, Anim was the only other Marquette player to finish in double figures.

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Maryland: Returns home to face Notre Dame on Wednesday.

Marquette: Hosts Jacksonville on Wednesday.

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Cowan scores 30, No. 5 Maryland rallies to beat Temple

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Cowan scores 30, No. 5 Maryland rallies to beat Temple

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Anthony Cowan Jr. scored five of his career-high 30 points in the final three minutes, helping No. 5 Maryland overcome a slow start and beat Temple 76-69 in the opening game of the Orlando Invitational on Thursday.

Eric Ayala had 13 points and Jalen Smith finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Terrapins (6-0), who trailed by as many as nine in the first half. Cowan put them ahead for good with a long 3-pointer and added two free throws in the closing seconds for a five-point lead.

Ayala also came up big down the stretch with a 3-pointer, two free throws and a driving layup in the final 1:53. Smith capped the win -- Maryland's first by less than 18 points -- with two free throws that gave the Terps their biggest lead of the game with 2 seconds remaining.

Alani Moore II led Temple (4-1) with 22 points. J.P. Moorman II had 14 points and nine rebounds, while Owls leading scorer Nate Pierre-Louis was limited to three points -- nearly 13 below his average -- on 0-for-7 shooting from the field and 3 of 4 free throws.

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Maryland: Falling behind early has been a recurring theme for the Terps, who led for just 16 seconds of the opening half using a 9-3 spurt to turn a 34-29 deficit into a 38-37 lead. Neither team could create much separation until Cowan's 3-pointer snapped a 62-62 tie.

Temple: The Owls pushed the Terps to the limit despite only shooting 34 percent from the field and not getting their usual production of the high-scoring backcourt of Pierre-Louis and Quinton Rose, who finished with nine points on 4-for-16 shooting. Jake Forrester had six points and two rebounds in his debut for the Owls, who earlier this week received approval from the NCAA to play the transfer from Indiana.

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Maryland: Friday's semifinals against the winner of Thursday's first-round matchup between Texas A&M and Harvard.

Temple: Friday in the consolation bracket vs. the loser of Texas A&M-Harvard.

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