Looking to ignite an end-of-season run, the Maryland Terrapins came out firing on all cylinders, en-route to a 61-51 victory.
The game began with a 10-0 Maryland run that forced a Scarlet Knights’ timeout, but the bleeding could not be stopped.
Bruno Fernando had nine points and 10 boards in the first half to go along with a spectacular slam off of an inbound play.
Mark Turgeon and his team carried a 31-19 lead into half time. No scorers were at double figures, but that’s simply because the ball was being spread around.
Fernando would continue his stellar play into the second half, as he scored Maryland’s first basket of the half, which secured his third double double of the season.
The Terrapins would feed off of Fernando’s energy and begin the second half with another 10-0 run.
Turgeon’s team would stay the course until the final four minutes when the Scarlet Knights tried to make a furious comeback. A timeout call by Maryland under two minutes set things straight, and they won the fouling circus to take this home victory.
This win moves Maryland to 18-11, and 7-9 in Big Ten play. A road matchup against Northwestern on Monday and a senior day game against Michigan in one week are all that remain between Maryland and the Big Ten Tournament in New York City.