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Evans leads Memphis to easy 89-70 win over Terps

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Tyreke Evans scored 19 points and Memphis shot a sizzling 70% in the first half, awakening from its first-round slumber and belting 10th-seeded Maryland 89-70 Saturday in the second round of the West Regional.

Roburt Sallie, the surprise hero of Thursday's hard-fought victory over No. 15 seed Cal State Northridge, came off the bench and kept up his 3-point onslaught by hitting his first three, making him 13 for 19 for the tourney.

But with all his teammates suddenly clicking along just as they'd done during a 25-game winning streak leading up to the tournament, he was hardly needed.

The second-seeded Tigers (33-3) knocked the Terps (21-14) on the ropes with a 9-0 run in the opening minutes and led by as many as 23 while mounting a 53-33 halftime lead. Shawn Taggart had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

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