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Corey Fisher and Mo Sutton go for the ball against Maryland (WashingtonPost)

Scottie Reynolds scored 25 points and had 8 assists and Corey Fisher added 20 to lead the Wildcats to a 95-86 victory over Maryland in the BB&T Classic. The Wildcats (8-0) set a school record by attempting 39 3-pointers, making 16. The Wildcats outrebounded the Terps 45-33; 23 of those were offensive rebounds.

After Nova was ahead by a game high 16 points in the opening minute of the second half, Maryland used a 10-2 spurt to make it close. But Maryland then missed its next four shots, and a long-range jumper by Fisher ignited an 8-0 run that put the Wildcats up 69-58. Maryland would get no closer than six points the rest of the way. The Philly Inquirer quoted Jay Wright saying, "the second-half run is going to be something that we can draw on. They were drilling threes. They got great looks. We came right back and separated ourselves. We didn't let them get over the hump."

Antonio Pena was named MVP with 11 rebounds, 8 points and 1 steal and strong defensive play despite sitting for much of the first half with two fouls. Taylor King added 13 points and 3 steals.