Tables turned on Terps
Coming off biggest win of season, Maryland held to season low in points by Wolverines
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
Michigan forward Ignas Brazdeikis drives around Maryland forward Darryl Morsell (Mount Saint Joseph). Brazdeikis scored 13 points for the Wolverines.