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Former Terp leads Toronto to CFL championship

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Former Terp leads Toronto to CFL championship

By Matt Dewhurst
CSNbaltimore.com contributor 

While Maryland fans are still licking the wounds of another lost football season, they can find solace north of the border.

When the Toronto Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday, 35-22, to claim the 100th Grey Cup (the Super Bowl equivalent in the Canadian Football League), it was none other than former Terp Scott Milanovich leading the way. Not on the field, but as the team's head coach.

Millanovich is in his first year as Toronto's head coach after bouncing around the CFL for the last decade at various coaching positions. Ironically, he last played professional football in 2003 as a member of the Stampeders, the very team he beat in the Grey Cup.

Arguablly one of the most proliofcs passers in Maryland history, Millanovich's name is all over the Terrapin record books. Millanovich played quarterback at Martyland from 1992-1995 and still holds numerous Maryland records including career marks for pass attempts (982), completions (650), yards (7,301), and touchdowns (29).

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Maryland falls to Pittsburgh in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Maryland falls to Pittsburgh in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Jamel Artis scored 15 of his 22 points in the decisive first half, and Pittsburgh held off previously unbeaten Maryland, 73-59, Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Panthers (6-1) shot 67 percent from the floor before halftime, including 5 for 10 beyond the arc, and used a 25-4 run to turn a 16-15 deficit into a 40-20 lead.

It was 51-26 with 15:45 remaining before Maryland (7-1) closed to 63-55 with three minutes left. But the Terrapins could not complete the comeback.

Coming off two come-from-behind wins in the Barclays Center Classic, Maryland was vying for its first 8-0 start in 10 years.

Instead, the Terrapins absorbed their worst home defeat since falling by 18 to Duke in February 2011.

Michael Young scored 25 and Cameron Johnson added 11 for Pittsburgh, which extended its winning streak to four.

Melo Trimble led Maryland with 13 points, but he missed 9 of 13 shots. The Terps shot 34 percent, committed 14 turnovers and were outrebounded 38-36.

Pittsburgh led 26-20 before Artis made a 3-point play, a 3-pointer and a layup to spark a 14-0 spurt that made it a 20-point game.

The Panthers appeared on their way to a blowout win before losing their shooting touch in the middle of the second half. By then, however, they had enough of a lead to make it to the finish.

Maryland, formerly of the ACC, is 0-3 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge since joining the Big Ten.

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Melo Trimble carries unbeaten Maryland past Stony Brook

Melo Trimble carries unbeaten Maryland past Stony Brook

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Melo Trimble scored 21 points, Michal Cekovsky provided an emotional spark in his season debut and Maryland stayed unbeaten with a 77-63 victory over Stony Brook on Tuesday night.

Coming off a tight win over Towson two days earlier, the Terrapins (5-0) built an 11-point halftime lead and maintained a comfortable advantage the rest of the way.

Trimble went 4 for 8 from the floor and 10 for 11 at the foul line.

Seeing action for the first time after being sidelined by a sprained foot, Cekovsky came off the bench to contribute 11 points in 16 minutes before fouling out. The 7-foot-1 Slovakian thrilled the crowd with several alley-oop dunks, including one in which he was called for a technical foul for hanging on the rim.

Lucas Woodhouse scored 14 and Tyrell Sturdivant had nine points and 10 rebounds for Stony Brook (0-3), the defending America East champions.

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