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No. 19 Maryland uses late surge to beat Indiana 68-66

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Melo Trimble and Dez Wells each scored 18 points, and No. 19 Maryland edged Indiana 68-66 Wednesday night to earn a split of the season series.

The Terrapins (20-5, 8-4 Big Ten) trailed 61-59 before Wells tied it with a shot in the lane. After Collin Hartman missed a layup on the other end, Jake Layman scored inside with 1:02 remaining to put Maryland ahead for good.

Two free throws by Trimble made it 65-61 with 30 seconds to go. After Indiana closed to 67-66, Wells sank one of two foul shots with 12.5 seconds left.

Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell then missed a jumper for the Hoosiers, got his own rebound and missed again as the buzzer sounded.

Coming off a 16-point defeat at Iowa, Maryland improved to 5-0 following a loss.

Indiana won the first game between the teams by shooting 60 percent and making 15 3-pointers in an 89-70 rout. In this one, the Hoosiers shot 37.3 percent and went 10 for 25 from long range.

Ferrell scored 23 points for the Hoosiers (17-8, 7-5). In the earlier game against Maryland, the junior guard made eight 3-pointers. In this one, he went 6 for 9 from beyond the arc.

Indiana freshman guards James Blackmon Jr. and Robert Johnson provided little offense help. Blackmon went 2 for 14 from the floor and Johnson missed 10 of his 13 shots.

The Hoosiers have dropped four straight on the road.

Wells put the Terrapins ahead 52-51 by making a free throw with 5:55 remaining. He missed the second, but Layman got the rebound to set up a 3-pointer in the corner by Jared Nickens. Then, after an Indiana miss, Wells made a driving layup to make it 57-51.

But in this game, no lead was safe.

Johnson got the Hoosiers to 57-54 with a 3-pointer, and another by Ferrell tied it with 3:39 left.

Ferrell scored 13 points in a first half that featured 12 lead changes and ended with Maryland in front 35-34.

The Terrapins led 30-25 before Ferrell scored from beyond the arc, then connected again from long range while being fouled. He completed the four-point play.

Twice earlier, Ferrell hit 3-pointers from well behind the circle as the shot clock was about to expire.

TIP-INS

Indiana: The Hoosiers bolstered their roster with 6-foot-6 freshman Jordan Fuchs, a tight end on the football team. Fuchs received basketball scholarship offers from Iowa State and Florida before opting to play football at Indiana. … Ferrell has made at least one 3-pointer in 56 straight games, a school record and longest active streak in the nation.

Maryland: The Terrapins improved to 15-1 at home, the lone flaw a 76-65 defeat against Virginia on Dec. 3. Maryland was previously 0-2 at home against the Hoosiers, losing 30-17 in 1933 and 30-29 in 1934.

UP NEXT

Indiana hosts Minnesota on Sunday night.

Maryland travels to Penn State on Saturday night.

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