LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Dec. 1, 2019) – Maryland claimed the championship in the 2019 Orlando Invitational, beating out Marquette 84-63 in the final on Sunday afternoon. Senior Anthony Cowan Jr., who scored 72 points in three games, was honored as this year’s tournament MVP.
Reflecting on the win, Maryland Head Coach Mark Trukgeon said, ““I just knew the guys were going to step up. They didn’t really need a pregame speech; I knew our guys were going to be locked in today.”
The three-day annual tournament took place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Walt Disney World Resort. Other NCAA teams who competed include Davidson, Fairfield, Harvard, Marquette, Temple, Texas A&M and USC.
The field for the 2020 Orlando Invitational – to be held Thursday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 29 at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – will include Auburn, Belmont, Boise State, Gonzaga, Michigan State, Saint Louis, Siena and Xavier. Michigan State, Gonzaga, Auburn and Xavier were all ranked this week in the Associated Press Top 25.