Maryland vs. Iowa final score, with 3 things to know from a Terps’ 74-68 win

January 28, 2016 - Finding Carter

No. 8 Maryland edged No. 3 Iowa, 74-68, during Xfinity Center on Thursday night, in a initial top-10 conflict in men’s basketball in a arena’s history. The diversion lived adult to a substantial hype.

The Terps indispensable a clever shutting act to sign a win. Coming out of a timeout with 1:34 left in regulation, Maryland manager Mark Turgeon drew adult an inbounds play that led to a Diamond Stone dunk. Then a defensive stop led to a Jared Nickens transition off a Jake Layman assist, and a Terps extended a parsimonious 2-point lead to 6. From there, they hold on in front of a boisterous home crowd.

Layman played a imperishable yet considerable game, scoring 11 points on 15 shots yet tying Iowa star Jarrod Uthoff to 9 points on gross 2-of-13 shooting. Veterans Robert Carter Jr. and Rasheed Sulaimon had 17 points each, while Diamond Stone had 9 in his initial diversion behind in a starting lineup for weeks.

Maryland changed to 18-3 on a deteriorate and 7-2 in a Big Ten. The Terps are unequivocally many behind within distinguished stretch for a league’s unchanging deteriorate crown, now carrying handed league-unbeaten Iowa a initial loss. Maryland will keep that tiebreaker, as a teams can’t play again until a Big Ten Tournament in March.

The initial half non-stop in a shootout, with 19 points scored between a dual teams in a game’s opening 4 minutes. Melo Trimble got things going, conflict his initial 3-point try of a night, and pushing and anticipating Robert Carter Jr., underneath a rim. Trimble contributed in all ways as usual, scoring 6 points, 3 assists and done a accordant bid on a boards, fighting clever for 4 rebounds. He also had a span of takeaways on a defensive end.

Diamond Stone, in his initial conscious start in Big Ten play, struggled early on both ends, regressing behind to his aged form, picking adult an early foul, and permitting Adam Woodbury to measure 5 easy points. Damonte Dodd transposed him a few mins in, as a large group radically flipped initial half roles. Stone played some-more of his post-Penn State dermatitis form of basketball, as he and Sulaimon found good chemistry for dual dunks in his initial army off a bench.

Sulaimon pennyless out of his 2-of-15 sharpened slump, conflict 4 of his initial 6 for 11 points to lead a Terps’ offense early on. He also dished out 4 assists as a genuine hint block in Maryland’s energetic offense. He was assimilated by Carter and Layman who any had 9 initial half points, and Carter also had 3 assists.

Maryland’s invulnerability let adult during times, yet was unchanging in a efforts opposite intensity National Player of a Year Jarrod Uthoff, who scored only 3 points on 0-5 sharpened for a initial half. His shots weren’t blank on his possess accord; they were well-defended. The Hawkeyes finished a initial half with a well-balanced scoring conflict led by Dom Uhl and Adam Woodbury, who scored 7 apiece. The Hawkeyes kept gait with a Terps as they shot 50 percent from a margin to Maryland’s 55, to route only 6 points as a team’s retreated to a locker room neck-and-neck with a 41-35 score

The second half leaned in a Hawkeyes’ direction, as they went on a 5-0 run in a opening minutes, and a Terrapins didn’t modify on a margin idea try until a 14:12 mark. Maryland non-stop 1 of 9 from a field, scoring only 6 points in 8 minutes. Ultimately, Maryland indispensable to be good during a tainted line late, and it was, only enough: The Terps shot 15-of-22 during a ribbon in a second half.

Behind Sulaimon and Carter, Maryland’s offense kicked into rigging for a shutting minutes, notwithstanding a heading scorer, Trimble, going scoreless until tainted shots in a final 20 seconds.

Uthoff continued to not be himself all night, yet Iowa charged behind to an even diversion after trailing by 6 points during a half. The teams stayed within a possession or dual as a diversion wound down, yet Maryland’s 4-point emanate out of a late timeout gave a Terps a subdivision that eventually pushed them over a top.

3 things to know

1. Sulaimon pennyless out of his slump, and Maryland’s offense looked good since of it. Sulaimon’s bad sharpened opening and inability to do his common repairs on a offense finish over a past dual games was a large reason Maryland’s looked as feeble as it did. Against Northwestern and Michigan State total he scored only 10 points and combined 5 assists. Against Iowa, he had 17 and 5.

2. Maryland kept Jarrod Uthoff in check. Uthoff didn’t make his initial try from a margin until a 18:15 symbol of a second half. The multiple of Carter and Layman valid fit in bothering his shot and authorised him to measure only 9 points on a game.

3. The building was jumping. A fun night for basketball in College Park, really. The throng was nuts for many of a diversion and done Iowa feel like a longtime rival, even yet it unequivocally many is not.

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