The 7th-ranked Maryland Terrapins crushed the Holy Cross Crusaders 95-71 much to the delight of the home crowd at Xfinity Center.
The Terps (1-0) were led by sophomore Jalen Smith who had a double-double scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
Maryland’s Darryl Morsell came off the bench and finished with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Maryland senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. had 12 points, four rebounds and a team-high five assists.
The Terps Eric Ayala contributed 12 points and the entire freshman class got on the scoreboard.
Holy Cross led 22-21 with 11:11 to go in the first half but the Terps went on a 30-17 run to take a 51-39 lead at the break.
Maryland began the second half on a 25-17 run making the score 76-56 and the rout was on.
Maryland shot 49 percent from the field but shot a dismal five of 27 from beyond the arc. They made 16 of 24 free throws and won the rebounding battle 45-26.
The Crusaders shot 45 percent from the field and made seven of 27 three pointers.
Maryland had 15 assists and only committed eight turnovers.
Holy Cross was led by Drew Lowder who finished with 24 points, five assists and two rebounds.
Joe Pridgen scored 12 points and led the team with eight rebounds in a losing effort for the (0-1) Crusaders.