Big Ten Conference

Maryland runs out of answers, suffers first Big Ten loss at Purdue


For most of the night, each time the occasion allowed the temperature to rise inside cozy Mackey Arena and the Purdue student section began to pump up the volume on their beloved “Boiler Up” chant, the Terps found ways to turn down the heat.


And when the Terps needed to come up with a final answer to erase a late deficit, they didn’t have enough in a 62-60 loss .


Trailing by two with three seconds remaining, Anthony Cowan Jr.’s three-pointer off an inbounds play was partially blocked by Purdue’s Nojel Eastern, sealing the loss.


Cowan led the Terps with 18 points, but misfired on an off-balance three-pointer as the shot clock expired with 48 seconds remaining.


His miss on the second of those free throws went out of bounds off a Purdue player, setting up one last piece of drama.


Purdue took its first lead of the second half with under 12 minutes to play, but Aaron Wiggins responded with a three-pointer to put Maryland up, 49-47.






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