The 24th-ranked Maryland Terrapins used a second half surge to defeat the Nebraska Cornhuskers 60-45 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Terps used a 27-15 run to open up the second half that led to a 55-35 advantage with 6:22 to go and they were never threatened again.
They improved to (18-6, 9-4 Big Ten) good for fifth place in Big Ten league play.
Jalen Smith finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds and Bruno Fernando had a double-double with 13 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.
Eric Ayala had eight points and six rebounds and Serrel Smith Jr. and Aaron Wiggins finished with six points each.
Meanwhile, Maryland’s defense was perhaps the best it has been all season holding the Cornhuskers to 21 percent shooting from the floor including going four of 17 from beyond the arc.
The Terps shot 38 percent from the floor while making seven of 20 from long distance.
They made nine of 18 free throws while Nebraska was 17 of 26 from the charity stripe.
Maryland won the rebounding battle 53-42.
Nebraska was led by Isaiah Roby who finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds and James Palmer Jr. who had 12 points and five rebounds in a losing effort for the (13-10, 3-9) 13th place Cornhuskers.