COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (Ticker) -- Nik Caner-Medley scored 21 points and led five players in double figures, helping No. 14 Maryland to a 93-67 victory over Mercer in their first-ever meeting.
The Terrapins (2-0) broke open the game by closing out the first half with a 15-3 run to take a 49-31 advantage at intermission.
"My teammates got me the ball in easy places to score," Caner-Medley said. "That's the thing about a team. You have to focus on getting each other some easy shots. That pulls your team together."
Chris McCray scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while John Gilchrist, the MVP of last season's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, scored 14 for Maryland.
"To Mercer's credit, they played tough and did some things better than we did," Maryland coach Gary Williams said. "Now it's a matter of deciding what we want to be and how tough of a team we can be."
Will Emerson scored 16 of his career-high 21 points in the first half and James Odoms scored 16 for Mercer (1-1), which committed 28 turnovers and was outrebounded 51-34.
"We knew coming in, we had to keep them off the offensive glass," Mercer coach Mark Slonaker said. "We felt, if we had open looks, we better hit them and take advantage of them ... because they're difficult to defend."
Maryland raised its home record against non-conference foes under Williams to 103-2 since 1989.