- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS — Jake Layman scored a season-high 26 points, Diamond Stone added 23 points and No. 18 Maryland beat Nebraska, 97-86, in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday night.

No. 3 seed Maryland led by as many as 23 points in the second half before Nebraska closed to 92-86 with 1:37 to play. Layman and Damonte Dodd combined to make three free throws down the stretch.

Layman went 6-for-9 from 3-point range. The previous season high for the senior forward was 19 points; he scored 27 points against Morgan State in 2013.

The Terrapins will advance to play No. 2 seed Michigan State, who advanced with an 81-54 victory over Ohio State, on Saturday.

Maryland (25-7) went 20-for-28 from the field on its way to a 54-37 halftime lead. It made nine 3-pointers in 10 attempts before the break.



Nebraska (16-18), which defeated Rutgers and Wisconsin to reach the quarterfinals, fought back behind the hot shooting of Andrew White III, who made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points. Shavon Shields added 19 points.

The Terrapins placed five players in double figures in scoring on their way to the Big Ten tournament scoring record. The previous high was 94, which had been reached by four teams.

Melo Trimble had 16 points for Maryland, which shot 60.3 percent. Robert Carter scored 13 points and Rasheed Sulaimon finished with 10 points.

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