Colorado had an eight-point lead at the half and appeared to be in control of the game as it pushed the lead to double digits early in the second half, but the Maryland Terrapins--and guard Terrell Stoglin in particular--woke up and responded with a fierce rally. After falling behind 46-35, the Terps went on a 15-5 run to close the gap to a single point at the midway point in the second half.
Colorado briefly extended the lead back to five before Maryland again closed the gap, and the two teams went back and forth for a few minutes before the Terrapins slowly began asserting control of the game.
Led by Stoglin, who poured in 32 points on the night, the Terps ended up scoring ten more points in the second half of Friday's game than they did in the entire game against Alabama.
Next up for Colorado is the seventh place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-off. The Buffs will play Western Michigan at 9:30 a.m. MT on Nov. 20. The game will be available on ESPN3.
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