Edwards, Pur­due slip past No. 23 Mary­land

The Arizona Republic - - Colleges - AP

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.

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