- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 6, 2016

COLLEGE PARK — Jake Layman scored 18 points, Diamond Stone had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 3 Maryland took control early in an 88-63 rout of Rutgers on Wednesday night.

The Terrapins (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) never trailed in their eighth consecutive victory. Using runs of 10-0 and 12-2, Maryland built a 46-18 halftime lead.

Rutgers (6-10, 0-3 Big Ten) made six field goals and collected only one offensive rebound in a decisive the first half.

The second half wasn’t much different than the first. After Rutgers closed to 56-34, the Terrapins reeled off 18 consecutive points to go up by 40.

Maryland’s leading scorer, sophomore Melo Trimble, sat out the second half with tightness in his hamstring. He finished with four points — all at the free throw line.

Rasheed Sulaimon scored 15 points for the Terrapins and Robert Carter Jr. had 12. Maryland finished with a 49-27 advantage on the boards.

Corey Sanders scored 16 points for the Scarlet Knights, who are 2-19 in conference play since joining the Big Ten last season.

Rutgers was within 13-9 before Trimble and Carter each scored four points in a 10-0 spurt that put the Terrapins comfortably ahead.

The Scarlet Knights did not shoot well, and on most occasions they only got one chance to score because Maryland was so dominant on the boards.

A 3-pointer by Jake Layman sparked a 12-2 run that made it 37-15.

Making matters worse for Rutgers: Leading rebounder D.J. Foreman committed his third foul with 4:54 left in the half and center Greg Lewis picked up No. 3 just a few seconds later.

Maryland held a 31-12 rebounding advantage at halftime. Rutgers went 6-for-25 from the field in its lowest-scoring first half since a 16-point performance against Purdue on Feb. 12, 2015.


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