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Terps bow out after one game in B1G tournament

What a massive disappointment.

The Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team was the No. 3 seed, had a double-bye into the quarterfinals of what was basically a home-based Big Ten Tournament in Washington DC, but the Terps bowed out after just one game, falling to the sixth-seeded Northwestern Huskies 72-64.

Maryland simply could not hit shots in the second half. The only solace in the loss is the fact that the 24-8 Terps should safely be in the NCAA Tournament as a single-digit seed.

A layup by Melo Trimble three and a half minutes into the second half gave Maryland a 44-34 lead. They used an eight-point run to start the second half and a 26-6 run going back into the first half to get that lead. But Maryland fell hard after that.

Northwestern followed with a 20-2 run to take a 54-46 lead nine minute later. Maryland clawed back to within three points of the Wildcats with 523 remaining on another Trimble layup, but another six-point spurt gave Northwestern a nine-point lead past the four-minute media timeout.

Maryland turned the ball over 14 times in the game, including on four-straight possessions early in the second half as they watched their double-digit lead fade away.

Trimble led the Terps with 20 points on 7-for-14 shooting to go with six rebounds and four assists, but he turned the ball over six times. The team’s other top ball-handler Anthony Cowan scored 13 points but had five turnovers in the game. Kevin Huerter scored 19 points for Maryland with three made 3-pointers on seven shots.

Northwestern shot 55.3-percent from the floor and 46.7-percent from 3-point range in the game. Northwestern controlled the game on the glass in the second half, helping them pull away. For the game the Wildcats out-rebounded Maryland 32-24.

Vic Law and Scottie Lindsey led the Wildcats with 17 points each while Bryant McIntosh scored 16 points as Northwestern moves on to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament for the first time in their program’s history.

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