15th-ranked Terps Top Hoosiers

Timothy Earl January 8, 2020 Comments Off on 15th-ranked Terps Top Hoosiers

The 15th-ranked Maryland Terrapins used a second half surge to top the Indiana Hoosiers 75-59 at an ecstatic Xfinity Center.

Jalen Smith paced Maryland with 19 points and eight rebounds.

Anthony Cowan Jr. finished with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists and Aaron Wiggins contributed 13 points and eight rebounds for the Terrapins.

Daryll Morsell added 12 points for Maryland who improved to (12-2, 2-1 Big Ten).

With Maryland leading in the second half 36-33 they went on a 15-5 run to increase their lead to 51-38 on a Smith layup with 9:06 to go in the contest.

They followed that with an 8-1 burst to put the game out of reach at 59-39 on a Smith free throw with 6:20 to go.

The lead ballooned to 30 at 71-41 with 3:44 and Maryland then went to their bench players to close out the game.

The game was a contest in the first half as Maryland took a 28-20 lead into the break.

They made 21 of 25 free throws and got our rebounded 42-36.

The Terps, who have been turnover prone lately, took care of the ball and finished with only seven turnovers and had 10 assists on 24 made baskets.

Meanwhile, Indiana shot 36 percent from the field and made four of 18 from beyond the arc.

They made 11 of 18 from the charity stripe and the Terps forced 14 Indiana turnovers.

Indiana was led by Devonte Green who scored 18 points and Joey Brunk who finished with nine points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort for the (11-3, 1-2) Hoosiers.

Maryland hit 39 percent of their shots and went six of 24 from the three point line.