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Terps drop 3rd-straight, fall to Iowa 83-69

Kevin Huerter led Maryland with 13 points, including three made 3-pointers.

Officially, it’s the first losing streak of the season for the Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team. The Terps suffered their third-straight loss on Saturday as they were overpowered by the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes.

Iowa made 16 3-pointers and shot 48.4-percent from the floor as they earned the runaway 83-69 win over the Terps. Maryland let for only a few brief moments early in the game but not again after the first 10 minutes.

Kevin Huerter finished a fast-break dunk off his own steal to give Maryland a 24-23 lead with 11:10 left in the first half. However, a minute later Christian Williams put Iowa back ahead with a layup and that would be a lead they would never drop. Brady Ellingson made it a two-possession game with a 3-pointer with 8:26 left showing on the clock in the first half.

Huerter hit back with a triple for Maryland, but a layup by Tyler Cook and 3-pointer by Peter Jok stretched Iowa’s lead back to six points.

The Terps continued to hit shots at a successful 44-percent rate for the game, but couldn’t get a key shot to get back ahead.

Iowa didn’t even use any real significant runs in the game, instead they just simply outpaced Maryland throughout the game.

Iowa led 47-40 at halftime. Huerter nailed another 3-pointer to open the second half, trimming the deficit down to four points, but Jordan Bohannon nailed a 3-pointer on the Hawkeyes next possession. That turned into the one considerable run Iowa had. Iowa outscored Maryland 11-1 over a four-minute stretch to take a 58-44 lead with 15:23 left in the game.

Huerter hit his third 3-pointer of the game to make it an 11-point lead, but Nicholas Baer responded right away with a triple for Iowa.

Maryland couldn’t get back within single digits the rest of the game. Instead, the Hawkeyes built their lead up to as many was 22 points after another 3-pointer was made by Baer with 3:49 left in the game.

The Terps hit 11 3-pointers in the game but just couldn’t match what the Hawkeyes did from beyond the arc. Huerter led Maryland with three 3-pointers and 13 points. Anthony Cowan and Melo Trimble scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Bohannon was ridiculous from beyond the arc with eight made 3-pointers in a 24-point effort. Cook scored 21 points with 11 rebounds in the game. Jok and Baer both scored 11 points for Iowa.

Maryland will look to end their slide on Tuesday at Rutgers. Tipoff is at 6:30 pm.

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