Indiana latest victim of run by Maryland
Bruno Fernando had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 24 and Maryland used a secondhalf surge to rally past No. 22 Indiana 78-75 Friday night in College Park, Md.
The Terrapins (14-3, 5-1 Big Ten) trailed by 14 points early in the game and by 10 shortly after halftime before storming back to earn their fifth consecutive victory.
“Just an incredible win because we were not very good at the start,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said.
Two of the Terrapins’ five straight wins came against ranked foes — thenNo. 24 Nebraska and the Hoosiers (12-4, 3-2), who have lost two in a row following a seven-game winning streak.
Romeo Langford scored 28 points and Juwan Morgan added 14 for Indiana.
After Morgan made the first basket after halftime to put the Hoosiers up 37-27, the Terps rattled off 16 straight points — taking their first lead of the game in the process.
Cowan and Darryl Morsell each contributed five points to the surge, and Maryland applied a tight zone defense to force Indiana into nine successive missed shots.
The Terrapins never lost the lead after that, in part because their only turnover of the second half came with 11 seconds left.
Fernando, a 6-foot-10 sophomore forward, made 11 of 12 shots from the floor to surpass his previous career best of 21 points.
Layups: Travel issues due to a winter storm have led to postponement of Missouri’s game today at South Carolina. Both teams are in contact with the SEC about makeup dates. Meanwhile, South Carolina point guard T.J. Moss will miss the rest of the season after having ankle and foot surgery this week. Coach Frank Martin said the freshman will take a medical redshirt season. ... Gus Ganakas, who was Michigan State’s coach from 1969-76 and remained part of the athletic department until his retirement in 2000, died Friday at 92. Ganakas also spent more than 30 years as one of the voices of Spartans basketball.