Big Ten Conference

Maryland men's basketball overcomes mistakes for 64-50 win over Nebraska in first of back-to-back games


5 Illinois to the brink of an upset victory four nights ago and beat Penn State on Sunday for its first conference win.


The Terps were locked at 44 with the Cornhuskers with eight minutes remaining but used a 15-3 run to separate for a 64-50 win at Xfinity Center in the first of back-to-back games between the teams.


The victory marks consecutive wins in conference play for Maryland (12-10, 6-9 Big Ten) for the first time this season.


Junior guard Aaron Wiggins recorded a game-high 21 points, one shy of his career high, including 15 in the second half and scored five straight to spark the decisive run.


But the Terps made seven of 17 3-point attempts in the first half, including a buzzer-beater just inside the midcourt line by senior guard Darryl Morsell (Mount Saint Joseph), to take a 32-28 lead at halftime.


Teddy Allen scored 18 points to lead the Huskers (5-13, 1-10), who shot 33.3% from the field and finished 8-for-28 from 3-point range while getting outrebounded 43-28.






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