Ta­bles turned on Terps

Com­ing off big­gest win of sea­son, Mary­land held to sea­son low in points by Wolver­ines

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SPORTS - By Don Markus

ANN AR­BOR, MICH. – Four days af­ter hold­ing No. 12 Pur­due to 18 points in the sec­ond half of its big­gest win of the sea­son, No. 24 Mary­land found it­self in a sim­i­lar de­fen­sive vise Satur­day against No. 6 Michi­gan at Crisler Cen­ter.

Hav­ing scored the fewest points in a half this sea­son (18), the Terps ex­tri­cated them­selves by cut­ting an early 15-point deficit to nine by half­time and to three mid­way though the sec­ond half.

But the Wolver­ines, who came in ranked TV: Ra­dio: sec­ond in the coun­try in de­fen­sive ef­fi­ciency, put the clamps on again with the game on the line and Mary­land suc­cumbed, los­ing, 65-52, and scor­ing its fewest points in a game this sea­son.

Fresh­man wing Aaron Wig­gins fu­eled the Terps’ come­back, hit­ting back-to-back 3-point­ers to cut the deficit to sin­gle dig­its to­ward the end of the first half and fin­ish­ing with 15 points, ty­ing a ca­reer high.

Even­tu­ally, Wig­gins and Mary­land (19-7, 10-5 Big Ten) stopped hit­ting as the Wolver­ines pulled away to improve to 16-0

GRE­GORY SHAMUS/GETTY IMAGES

Michi­gan for­ward Ig­nas Brazdeikis drives around Mary­land for­ward Dar­ryl Morsell (Mount Saint Joseph). Brazdeikis scored 13 points for the Wolver­ines.

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