Maryland found out Monday that it had an inside game. Last night, Rudy Archer and Teyon McCoy provided Maryland with the other part of the offensive arsenal, hitting seemingly endless three-pointers and helping the Terrapins to an 88-61 victory over Arkansas before a sellout crowd at Cole Field House.

Archer hit on five of five three-pointers, and a game-high 19 points overall. McCoy hit four of five from three-point range and scored 15 overall as Maryland (7-2) set a school record with 13 three-pointers in the game. Three other Terrapins scored in double figures -- Tony Massenburg (13), Derrick Lewis (11) and Steve Hood (10).

But it was Archer and McCoy who shot the Razorbacks out of town. They combined to score 21 of Maryland's first 26 points in the second half, all from outside the three-point line.

The Razorbacks (8-2) had held their opponents to 37 percent shooting over the first nine games. Last night, Maryland shot 55 percent and hit 13 of 15 three-pointers.

"We saw {in films} that a lot of times, they were aggressive in the zone, so we prepared for that," said McCoy, five of six overall from the floor.

"The key was just swinging the ball, around, side to side, making Arkansas play defense for at least 45 seconds," Archer said.

Arkansas' 2-3 zone wilted under the firing of the two guards. Leading, 41-33, at the half, the Terrapins went up by 10 on a slam by freshman center Brian Williams (four points) after a pass from Archer. The Razorbacks closed to 43-36, but that was as close as they got before the onslaught began.

While Arkansas scored on just one free throw in seven possessions, Archer hit four of four and McCoy hit three of three three-point shots. Each time, they were well behind the line.

Archer started the run when Arkansas, determined to clog up the middle, gave him a jumper left of the key. He buried it. Andrew Lang hit a free throw, then the teams exchanged six turnovers.

When the sloppy play stopped, McCoy launched a shot from about 20 feet out on the left wing. Arkansas missed twice at its end, then Archer hit for three points from left of the key for a 52-37 Maryland lead. The Razorbacks called time, but it didn't matter.

Larry Marks missed a jumper for Arkansas, and Archer hit his third three-pointer in two minutes, from 21 feet out on the right side. As Arkansas got colder and colder (it totaled 46 percent from the floor), McCoy and Archer kept firing.

McCoy went for three more from deep on the right wing to put Maryland up by 19. After a Williams layin, McCoy hit from nearly the same spot. Archer and Williams then ran a clinic in touch passing on the right side low post. Arkansas sloughed off on Williams, so Archer made it pay. The score was 67-41.

"We really thought," said Arkansas Coach Nolan Richardson, "there was no way they could keep shooting from that kind of range, with that kind of accuracy. They weren't any 19-9ers."

"We have some kids who can really shoot the basketball," Maryland Coach Bob Wade said. "Normally, we try to get the big guys involved early, but they {Arkansas} were packing it in."

But if Maryland won the game with outside shooting, it took control of a tight game in the first half by adjusting its defense from a man-to-man to a trapping 2-3 zone. Arkansas could not adjust, committing six straight turnovers at one point. With no shots going up for the Razorbacks, Maryland went on a 15-0 run late in the half to turn a 29-24 deficit into a 39-29 lead.ARKANSAS Min FG FT R A PF T Huery 33 5-10 4-4 5 2 5 14 Moore 13 2-2 0-0 1 1 2 4 Lang 30 1-2 1-2 3 1 3

Halftime: Maryland, 41-33.

Three-point goals: Arkansas 5-15 (Huery 0-1, Scott 5-9, Brunt 0-4, Whitby 0-1). Maryland 13-15 (Lewis 2-3,

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