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#11 Terps Bounce Back with Win at Purdue Saturday

Maryland Athletics
1-10-2015
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Jake Layman scored 14 points and No. 11 Maryland bounced back from a loss earlier in the week, beating Purdue 69-60 Saturday.

The balanced Terrapins (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten) put four scorers in double figures. Dez Wells had 13 and Melo Trimble and Richaud Pack each added 11.

Coming off a 64-57 loss at Illinois on Wednesday, the Terrapins limited Purdue (10-7, 2-2) to 36.8 field goal shooting (21 of 57). Kendall Stephens led Purdue with 14 points.

Maryland won in its first visit to Mackey Arena in the first all-time meeting between the two programs. The Terps benefited from 28 points off the bench.

A jumper by Pack and two free throws by Layman gave the Terrapins a 57-50 lead with 4:48 remaining. Trimble made two free throws with 3:48 remaining after a technical foul on Purdue coach Matt Painter.

A trio of three-pointers -- two from Vince Edwards and one from PJ Thompson -- had kept the Boilermakers close at 51-47 with 7:04 remaining. But foul trouble to centers Isaac Haas and A.J. Hammons prevented Purdue from challenging Maryland at the rim.

Maryland used three-pointers from Trimble and Pack to take a 13-4 lead with 14:26 remaining in the first half. Purdue pulled even at 26 at the break.

Maryland - which has held eight of the last nine opponents to a sub-.400 shooting percentage - returns to College Park for a game against Rutgers on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at XFINITY Center.

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