COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Freshman Pe'Shon Howard hit a short jumper with three seconds left to finally put Maryland in front, and the Terrapins rallied to beat the College of Charleston 75-74 on Wednesday night in the 2K Sports Classic.
Maryland (2-0) trailed 68-60 with 8:36 left but held the Cougars (0-1) without a field goal the rest of the way. After Howard hit his shot from the right side, Andrew Goudelock had his 3-point attempt clang off the rim as the buzzer sounded.
Jordan Williams had 26 points and 15 rebounds for the Terrapins, who made 5 of 18 free throws. Maryland had 18 turnovers after committing 29 against Seattle in the tournament opener.
NO. 5 PITT 97, ILL.-CHICAGO 54: Ashton Gibbs had 24 points, Brad Wanamaker added 17 and the host Panthers opened an 18-point lead midway through the first half while cruising to their second victory in three nights.
NO. 13 ILLINOIS 84, TOLEDO 45: Senior guard Demetri McCamey had 13 points and made 3 for 4 3-pointers to lead the host Illini (2-0) in the 2K Sports Classic. McCamey had 11 points in the first half, when Illinois opened a 47-18 lead.
USF: The Bulls got a pair of big men, Andre Jackson and Tolulope "Jordan" Omogbeh, on the opening day of signing period. Jackson, 6 feet 10, 285 pounds, played junior college ball at Lee College in Baytown, Texas. He will enter USF next season with two years of eligibility. Omogbehin, 7-3, 291, from Lagos, Nigeria, plays for Atlantic Shores Christian in Chesapeake, Va.
UF: Bradley Beal, one of the nation's top shooting guard prospects and the MVP of this summer's U17 FIBA World Championship in Germany, signed. The 6-3 Beal from Chaminade College Prep School in St. Louis, the same school as former Gator standout David Lee, is rated the No. 2 player at his position and No. 7 overall in the 2011 recruiting class, according to ESPN.com and Rivals.com.
FSU: Junior college All-America center Kiel Turpin, son of center Melvin Turpin, who played for Kentucky in the 1980s when current Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton was an assistant, headlines a class of four players who signed letters of intent. Joining the 6-11 Turpin are 6-7 forward Antwan Space from Desoto (Texas) High, 6-5 guard Aaron Thomas from Withrow (Cincinnati) High and 6-3 guard Terry Whisnant from Cherryville, N.C. Also, Kristi Mokube, a 6-3 post player from Alabama, signed a national letter of intent with the FSU women.