In­di­ana lat­est vic­tim of run by Mary­land

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS WEEKEND -

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.

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