Monday, June 25, 2018
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Terps win battle of Big Ten powers

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Coming off a rare defeat and hosting the third-ranked team in the country, Maryland didn't care much about putting on a show for the sellout crowd and a national television audience.

All that mattered was winning.

Robert Carter and Rasheed Sulaimon scored 17 each, and No. 8 Maryland used a late charge to beat Iowa 74-68 Thursday night, ending the Hawkeyes' nine-game winning streak.

The Terrapins shot 9-of-27 in the second half and hit 0 of 10 3-pointers yet got back on track after Saturday's humbling loss at Michigan State.

"It wasn't always pretty, but we played hard and we competed," coach Mark Turgeon said. "Everybody that cares about Maryland basketball was in a panic, but we weren't. We didn't overreact. You could tell our guys were really ready to compete."

As a result, Maryland improved to 10-0 after a loss over the past two seasons.

"We're a very resilient group," senior Jake Layman said. "We learn from losses."

The Terrapins led 62-60 before freshman center Diamond Stone dunked off a pass from Layman with 1:24 left. After a steal by Melo Trimble, Jared Nickens made a layup for a six-point lead.

Maryland (18-3, 7-2 Big Ten) made eight free throws over the final 49 seconds.

The Hawkeyes (16-4, 7-1) lost for the first time since Dec. 10.

NO. 12 MICH. ST. 76, N'WESTERN 45: Denzel Valentine made five of the Spartans' season-high 16 3-pointers, and visiting Michigan State (18-4, 5-4 Big Ten) beat the Wildcats for the seventh straight time.

SYRACUSE 81, NO. 25 N. DAME 66: Trevor Cooney scored 22 to lead four players in double figures for the host Orange. The Irish (14-6, 5-3 Big East) played without injured point guard and leading scorer Demetrius Jackson.

Women

UF 71, ARKANSAS 66, OT: Eleanna Christinaki had 16 points for the visiting Gators (17-4, 5-3 SEC), who overcame a 10-point deficit in regulation to beat the Razorbacks (9-12, 4-4). Christinaki hit a driving layup with 17 seconds left in overtime to put Florida ahead for good.

NO. 11 FSU 96, WAKE 55: Brittany Brown had 22 points, nine rebounds, 11 assists and four steals as the visiting Seminoles (17-4, 7-1 ACC) cruised to their seventh straight win. Florida State hit 11 of 18 shots in the first quarter in racing to a 27-9 lead over the overmatched Demon Deacons (11-10, 2-6).

NO. 2 S.C. 81, OLE MISS 62: A'ja Wilson scored 17 for the host Gamecocks, who used their inside game to move to 20-0 for a second straight season. South Carolina (8-0 SEC) won its seventh in row over the Rebels.

NO. 3 N. DAME 54, GA. TECH 42: Brianna Turner scored 15 and Lindsay Allen 14 for the visiting Irish (20-1, 8-1 ACC), who won their 13th straight game despite a season low for points.

NO. 7 OHIO ST. 76, N'WESTERN 73: Kelsey Mitchell scored 27 to fuel a fourth-quarter comeback for the host Buckeyes (16-4, 8-1 Big Ten).

NO. 10 TEXAS A&M 59, 'BAMA 56: Jordan Jones had 15 points and five assists and Courtney Walker had 14 points, eight in the final quarter to help the visiting Aggies (15-5, 5-2 SEC) withstand a rally.

VANDY 71, NO. 12 KENTUCKY 69: Christa Reed scored 19, including two of her five 3-pointers in the final 1:26, as the visiting Commodores snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Wildcats (15-4, 4-4 SEC).

NO. 14 L'VILLE 75, CLEMSON 33: Briahanna Jackson scored 13 for the host Cardinals (16-5, 9-0 ACC), who won their 13th straight game despite the absence of leading scorer and rebounder Myisha Hines-Allen, who was attending her grandfather's funeral in New Jersey.

NO. 17 MIAMI 57, VA. TECH 45: Adrienne Motley scored 17 for the visiting Hurricanes (18-3, 6-2 ACC), who held on despite a four-point third quarter.

NO. 22 MISSOURI 52, LSU 46: Lindsey Cunningham hit three 3-pointers and finished with 16 points to lead the host Tigers (17-4, 4-4 SEC).

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