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The Penn men's basketball team nearly erased a 22-point halftime deficit, but eventually fell to No. 18 Maryland, 87-81, tonight before a sold-out crowd of 8,722 at the Palestra. Maryland jumped out to a 52-30 lead at the half behind 19 points from forward Byron Mouton and 7-of-11 shooting from three-point range. Penn, however, rushed right back into the game after halftime. The Quakers were just never able to close the gap entirely. On the night, Lamar Plummer led the Quakers with 23 points behind 7-of-11 three-point shooting, including one botched alley-oop pass to Koko Archibong that landed in the basket. Ugonna Onyekwe had perhaps his strongest game of the season, scoring 20 points and shooting an impressive 8-of-9 from the free throw line. With the loss, Penn falls to 0-6 on the season -- its worst start since the 1984-85 season. The Quakers went on to win the Ivy League title that season. Penn will be back in action Wednesday night when they face Seton Hall at the Meadowlands.

Read Monday's Daily Pennsylvanian for more on the Quakers' loss to the Terrapins.

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