COLUMBUS, Ohio — Melo Trimble scored 20 points, Jake Layman added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 8 Maryland made six free throws in the final 25 seconds to beat Ohio State, 66-61, on Sunday.
Trimble hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with 2:03 remaining for a 60-55 lead before Marc Loving made a pair of foul shots for Ohio State to trim the lead to three points.
Maryland’s Robert Carter, who had 10 points, then made both shots from the line with 24.4 seconds left. JaQuan Lyle made one of two foul shots for Ohio State to cut the deficit to 62-58, but Rasheed Sulaimon hit two free throws for Maryland (19-3, 8-2 Big Ten) with 13.5 seconds to go.
Jae’Sean Tate, who had 16 points for Ohio State (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten), made a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds to go, but Trimble was fouled and made two more foul shots with 5.4 seconds remaining.
Ohio State, which lost to the Terrapins by 35 points earlier this month, went ahead, 51-50, on Kam Williams’ jumper with six minutes left, but Trimble hit two foul shots to regain the lead.
The Terrapins couldn’t extend their lead by more than four points over the next few minutes before Trimble’s 3-pointer.
Maryland took a 37-31 lead into halftime after trailing by seven points less than eight minutes into the game.
The Terrapins’ 100-65 victory over the Buckeyes on Jan. 16 was the worst defeat for Ohio State coach Thad Matta in his 12 seasons there as coach.
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