Big Ten Conference

No. 23 Maryland men's basketball falters down the stretch in 62-60 loss to Purdue

Cowan was left exasperated as he looked around and slowly walked in front of the Maryland men’s basketball bench, turning away from the Purdue players going crazy on the other end but finding no respite from the roaring Mackey Arena crowd that surrounded him.

23 Maryland had one field goal and four turnovers in the final 6:22, failing to take advantage of Purdue’s similar slump and spoiling what had been a promising showing for much of the night during its first big road test.

After extending the game with fouling, Maryland was set to inbound the ball from under its basket, trailing by two with 3.0 seconds left.

Cowan took over in the second half to finish with a team-high 18 points, but Maryland’s 34-30 halftime lead was built by his younger teammates.

Given their inexperience, Turgeon said Tuesday he couldn’t anticipate how the Terps would react to their first road test, but they looked more at home than the Boilermakers early.

“We’re not going to be a great team if we’re just setting ball screens for Anthony late in the game to score,” Turgeon said.

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