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Instant analysis: No. 23 Maryland loses an ugly one at Purdue, 62-60, in Big ...

That appeared to change Thursday night when the Terps got off to a hot start — hitting four of their first five 3-pointers — and by holding junior guard Carsen Edwards, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, scoreless for 12½ minutes.

23 Maryland cooled off considerably, yet still had a chance to win or force overtime at the end.

But junior guard Anthony Cowan Jr.’s 3-pointer with two seconds to go was blocked as the Boilermakers escaped with an ugly 62-60 victory.

Browse photos of the Maryland men's basketball team during the 2018-19 season.

The Terps have lost to Purdue (6-3, 1-1) five times in seven Big Ten games.

Maryland didn’t take advantage of its size inside, and coach Mark Turgeon inexplicably took both of his big men, Fernando and Jalen Smith (Mount Saint Joseph) out of the game in the final minute of the first half despite neither being in foul trouble.

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