LINCOLN, NE – No. 11 Maryland finished its two-game road swing with a 69-54 victory at Nebraska on Sunday afternoon. The Terps (16-4, 7-2 Big Ten) won for the ninth time in 10 games.
Maryland never trailed in Sunday’s contest at Pinnacle Bank Arena, building an early lead and never looking back. The Terrapins scored 22 points off Nebraska’s 22 turnovers and held the Cornhuskers to 31% shooting.
The Terps are a perfect 6-0 at Pinnacle Bank Arena and improved to 16-1 all-time against the Cornhuskers.
Nebraska fell to 12-8 overall, 4-5 in the conference and 8-3 at home.
Breaking Down The Action
- The Terps’ defense shined during the first quarter, forcing five turnovers as Maryland jumped out to an 18-6 lead. The Huskers shot just 2-of-15 from the floor in the first quarter and their 6 points were a season-best for the Terrapins’ defense.
- Maryland used an 8-0 run during the second quarter to extend its lead to as big as 24, while the defense held the Cornhuskers to eight points. Diamond Miller’s 14 first-half points led the way for the Terps, who held a dominant 37-14 lead at halftime.
- The Terrapins held the Huskers to just 4-24 and 1-11 from outside the arc in the first. Nebraska’s 14 points in the first half were its lowest of the season.
- Maryland led by…