Edwards, Purdue slip past No. 23 Maryland
Purdue 62, No. 23 Maryland 60: Carsen Edwards scored 20 points and Aaron Wheeler had a season-high 15 on Thursday to help Purdue pull off an upset over Maryland.
The Boilermakers (6-3, 1-1 Big Ten) snapped a two-game losing streak and avoided going 0-2 in conference play for the first time since 2013-14.
Anthony Cowan Jr. finished with 18 points and six assists for the Terrapins (7-2, 1-1). Bruno Fernando had 10 points and 13 rebounds while Darryl Morsell scored 12 points.
The Terrapins had plenty of chances to seize control on the road and even had a shot to win it at the buzzer when Morsell attempted a 3pointer right in front of the Maryland bench. But Nojel Eastern blocked the shot to seal the victory.
Purdue, playing its third straight ranked opponent on the schedule, finally took advantage of Edwards’ decisive closing flurry to pull ahead after trailing for most of the first 33 minutes.
The Boilermakers charged back quickly from a 34-30 halftime deficit and tied the score when center Mat Haarms and forward Grady Eifert made back-to-back 3s with 14:05 to play.
Neither team could build a lead of more than three until Edwards hit the last of his three 3s to give Purdue a 5554 edge. He then dumped the ball off to Wheeler for a layup and fed the wideopen Haarms for a dunk that made it 59-54 with 5:18 left.
Maryland never recovered. It turned the ball over three times in the final five minutes and missed a free throw before Cowan made two free throws to get Maryland to 60-59 with 7.2 seconds left.
Edwards answered with two more free throws and Morsell’s potential winner never had a chance.
No. 18 Iowa 98, Iowa State 84: Tyler Cook had 26 points and 11 rebounds, Isaiah Moss added 20 points and Iowa cruised past Iowa State, snapping a two-game losing streak.
Nicholas Baer had 11 of his 14 points in the second half for the Hawkeyes (7-2), who shot 57.4 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Cyclones (7-2) 44-24.
Iowa took control with a 16-2 run late in the first half, and the Hawkeyes pushed their lead to 63-47 on Baer’s 3pointer early in the second half. Baer, who finished 4 of 5 from beyond the arc, then buried another 3 to make it 68-49.
Top 10 women
No. 6 Mississippi St 87, No. 18 Marquette 82: Anriel Howard scored 29 points, Teaira McCowan added 24 points and 18 rebounds, and Mississippi State (9-0) rallied to beat Marquette.
Purdue guard Carsen Edwards drives in front of Maryland guard Eric Ayala on Thursday in West Lafayette, Ind.