Len Bias' 29 points and 10 rebounds led Maryland to a 92-85 victory over Hawaii Pacific in the championship game of the Hawaii Pacific invitational basketball tournament Sunday.
A crowd of about 1,200 watched the game at War Memorial Gymnasium on the island of Maui as Hawaii Pacific had its seven-game winning streak ended.
"We didn't know much about Hawaii Pacific coming over here, but we learned more than enough tonight," said Maryland Coach Charles G. Driesell, whose team is 9-2. "We did know they had beaten some good teams and had given LSU and others some tough competition. I'm elated about going home with two good wins."
Maryland had beaten Stanford, 67-65, in two overtimes Saturday night.
On Sunday, Hawaii Pacific (9-7) took a 24-20 lead with 10:45 to go in the first half. But the Terrapins scored nine straight points, then increased their lead to 38-28 with 5:36 left.
Freshman guard John Johnson had 12 points in the first 11 minutes and 14 in the half to help the Terrapins to a 52-42 halftime lead.
Hawaii Pacific got off to a bad start the second half because its coach, Paul Smith, made a substitution after giving the scorekeeper his lineup. Driesell noticed and Bias' technical foul shot put the Sea Warriors down by 11 even before the clock started.
Hawaii Pacific, led by Willie Preston and Darryl Houston, rallied within 61-60 with 12:19 left. But Maryland went on a 13-5 run the next 4 1/2 minutes. George Buckner's six points drew the Sea Warriors within 77-75.
Speedy Jones' two jumpers gave the Terrapins an 81-75 lead and they led by at least four points thereafter.
Johnson finished with 16 points and made the all-tournament team along with Bias and Derrick Lewis. Bias was named the tournament's most valuable player.
The Terrapins will return home to open the Atlantic Coast Conference season Saturday against Duke at Cole Field House.