- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

COLLEGE PARK — Rasheed Sulaimon had 21 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, Robert Carter Jr. scored 19 points and No. 4 Maryland rallied to beat No. 18 Purdue, 72-61, on Saturday to extend its home winning streak to 25 games.

Purdue led, 51-47, with 5:58 left before Carter hit a 3-pointer to spark a 9-0 run that put the Terrapins ahead for good.

A three-point play by Sulaimon with 1:23 to go made it 61-53, at which point the raucous sellout crowd of 17,950 could finally relax.

Carter went 7-for-10 from the field and made all four of Maryland’s 3-pointers.

The Terrapins (21-3, 10-2 Big Ten) won despite a poor shooting performance by guard Melo Trimble, who missed 10 of his 12 shots. He finished with 12 points by going 10-for-11 at the foul line.

A.J. Hammons scored 18 points for the Boilermakers (19-5, 7-4 Big Ten). Purdue held the lead for much of the second half but lost its 12th consecutive game against a top-five team on the road.

Purdue went 3-for-25 from beyond the arc and lost for the first time in 10 games in which Hammons led the team in scoring. Isaac Haas, with 10 points, was the only other Boilermaker to reach double figures.

Trimble’s first basket of the game, with 10:53 left, put the Terrapins up, 43-40.

Purdue responded with three consecutive field goals. The first two were from Hammons, who just returned from a seven-minute stay on the bench with three fouls.

Hammons did not score again until after the Terrapins had gone ahead, 56-51.

Diamond Stone followed Hammons’ basket with a dunk, Sulaimon added a three-point play and two free throws by Trimble made it 63-53 with 1:03 to go.

Hammons scored 10 points, and the Boilermakers closed the half with a 20-9 run to take a 30-27 lead at the break.

Maryland led, 18-10, and twice missed a chance to go up by double-digits before Purdue rattled off 10 consecutive points to move in front.

The Terrapins missed nine consecutive shots before a dunk by Stone ended the scoring drought at roughly 5:30.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide