Wells scores 27 as Maryland beats CCSU, 93-57
The game was part of the 2014 CBE Hall of Fame Classic.
The Blue Devils have all five starters back from last season, but had trouble adjusting to Maryland's tight man-to-man defense. The Terps started fast and a layup by Jon Graham gave the Terps a 19-6 lead midway through the first half.
Central Connecticut then went on a 16-4 run and a jumper by Mobley pulled them to within 28-22 with 4:44 left in the first half. However, a pair of steals and a 3-pointer by Wiley helped Maryland take 38-26 lead at the break. The Terps shot 16 of 31 (51.6 percent) and scored 11 points of eight Blue Devils' turnovers in the first half.
Maryland continued to pull away in the second half and Layman hit two 3-pointers to help push the margin to 61-36 with 13:17 left in the game. The Terps stayed hot with their shooting and a 3-pointer by Richaud Pack pushed the lead to 89-52 with 3:55 left.
Maryland: Senior Dez Wells was selected Monday as a member of the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50, which is given to the nation's best player who is making progress toward graduation and has 2.0 GPA .
Central Connecticut State: After scoring a career-high 30 points in the season-opener against Fairfield, sophomore Matt Mobley continued to spark the Blue Devils with his outside shooting. Mobley shot 10 of 18 from the field en route to his 24 points.