Maryland downs Nebraska, advances to Big Ten Semifinals

Featured photo by Greg Fiume, courtesy of Maryland Athletics

A minute into the game against 11 seed Nebraska Cornhuskers, Maryland Terrapins eatuorward Jake Layman received the ball on the perimeter. He sank a three to put the Terps up 4-0.

The shot was the first of many for the Terps from downtown.

On Friday in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals in Indianapolis, No. 18 and third seed Terps defeated the Cornhuskers 97-86.

The Terps shot 60 percent from the field and 59 percent from behind the three-point line. They hit 13-of-22 threes, tying the record for three pointers made in a Big Ten tournament game. The Terps also outrebounded the Cornhuskers 36-28.

Layman made six-of-nine shots from downtown and led the Terps in scoring with 26 points. Center Diamond Stone added 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. Point guard Melo Trimble neared a triple-double with 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Trimble also made 4-of-8 threes.

Guard Andrew White III led the Cornuskers with 25 points, making 5-of-10 shots from three.

Maryland made 13 of their first 17 shots and drilled their first seven shots from three. They led Nebraska 54-37 at halftime.

The Terps led by as much as 25 early in the second half. The Cornhuskers went on a 19-6 run late in the game to pull within six, 92-86, with 1:38 remaining in regulation. But the Terrapins closed out the game to advance to the next round.

They’ll take on Michigan State on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST.

Alex Flum

Alex Flum

Alex, a sophomore broadcast journalism major, joined The Left Bench in 2015 and will cover the Maryland Men's Basketball team this year. He is a native of the DC Area and a long-suffering DC Sports fan (especially Wizards and Redskins).
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Alex, a sophomore broadcast journalism major, joined The Left Bench in 2015 and will cover the Maryland Men's Basketball team this year. He is a native of the DC Area and a long-suffering DC Sports fan (especially Wizards and Redskins).