No. 9 Maryland breezes past George Washington 88-54

(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland had just scored 88 points, and all the Terrapins wanted to talk about was their defense.

For good reason. Because if No. 9 Maryland wants to be playing deep into March, the focus must be more on preventing baskets than making them.

Taking charge at the outset by repeatedly forcing neighboring rival George Washington into turnovers and missed shots, the Terrapins cruised to an 88-54 victory Wednesday night.

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