No. 6 Michigan starts fast, beats No. 24 Maryland
Charles Matthews scored 14 points and Iggy Brazdeikis added 13 to lift No. 6 Michigan to a 65-52 victory over No. 24 Maryland on Saturday.
The Wolverines (23-3, 12-3 Big Ten) rebounded from their loss at Penn State earlier in the week. Michigan raced out to a 14-2 advantage and led by as much as 15 in the first half. The fast start was too much for Maryland (19-7, 10-5) to overcome.
Bruno Fernando scored all 12 of his points in the second half for the Terrapins.
Michigan led 27-18 at halftime. Maryland turned the ball over 13 times in the first half. The Terps had only three turnovers in the second, but the damage was done.
With Maryland down five, Anthony Cowan Jr. had a chance to cut furth- er into the lead, but he missed an easy layup, and Brazdeikis made a 3-pointer at the other end to make it 50-42.
No. 4 Virginia 60, Notre Dame 54: Kyle Guy scored 22 points and De’Andre Hunter had 20 with 10 rebounds for the host Cavaliers (22-2, 10-2 ACC). Hunter scored six points during a 9-0 run for the Cavaliers after the Fighting Irish closed to within 45-44 with 8:12 left. But Notre Dame (1312, 3-9) then went more than five minutes without a point as Hunter scored inside and hit four free throws. Guy added a 3pointer and it was 54-44 with less than five minutes to play. No. 12 Purdue 76, Penn St. 64: Carsen Edwards scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half and Matt Haarms added a career-high 18 points to help the host Boilermakers (18-7, 11-3 Big Ten) reclaim a share of the con- ference lead with their ninth win in 10 games. Lamar Stevens finished with 18 points and Rasir Bolton had 17 to lead Penn State (9-16, 2-12). No. 14 Kansas 78, West Virginia 53: Devon Dotson and K.J. Lawson each scored 15 points to help the host Jayhawks (20-6, 9-4 Big 12) beat depleted West Virginia. West Virginia (10-15, 2-10) struggled without former starters Esa Ahmed and Wesley Harris, who were dismissed from the team earlier in the week. No. 15 Texas Tech 86, Baylor 61: Jarrett Culver scored 18 points and Da- vide Moretti added 17 as the host Red Raiders (21-6, 9-4 Big 12) cruised past short-handed and turnover-prone Baylor. The Bears (16-9, 7-5) were without key backcourt players Makai Mason and King McClure for the third consecutive game. No. 17 Florida State 69, Georgia Tech 47: Christ Koumadje had 10 points and 12 rebounds as the visiting Seminoles (20-5, 8-4 ACC) tied a school record with a seventh straight ACC win. Georgia Tech (11-15, 3-10) lost its seventh straight ACC game.
No. 22 Virginia Tech 70, Pittsburgh 64: Kenny Blackshear poured in a season-high 29 points to help the visiting Hokies (20-5, 9-4 ACC) hold off slumping. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound junior made 8 of 9 shots from the field, including all three of his 3-point attempts, and went 10 of 11 from the free throw line. Pitt is 12-14, 2-11.
No. 23 Iowa State 78, No. 18 Kansas State 64: Lindell Wigginton hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and Talen HortonTucker buried six 3s and had 20 to help the visiting Cyclones (19-6, 8-4 Big 12) pull away late and tighten up the Big 12 title race. The Wildcats are 19-6, 9-3 with six games to go in the conference schedule.
Michigan guard Jordan Poole makes a layup as Maryland guard Darryl Morsell defends during Saturday’s second half in Ann Arbor, Mich.