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Wells, Trimble Lead #19 Terps Past Indiana

Maryland Athletics
2-12-2015
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Melo Trimble and Dez Wells each scored 18 points, and No. 19 Maryland edged Indiana 68-66 Wednesday night to earn a split of the season series.

The Terrapins (20-5, 8-4 Big Ten) trailed 61-59 before Wells tied it with a shot in the lane. After Collin Hartman missed a layup on the other end, Jake Layman scored inside with 1:02 remaining to put Maryland ahead for good.

Two free throws by Trimble made it 65-61 with 30 seconds to go. After Indiana closed to 67-66, Wells sank one of two foul shots with 12.5 seconds left.

Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell then missed a jumper for the Hoosiers, got his own rebound and missed again as the buzzer sounded.

Coming off a defeat at Iowa, Maryland improved to 5-0 following a loss.

“First of all, that was a great college basketball game," head coach Mark Turgeon said. "It was a great win for our team and I give Indiana a lot of credit. They were terrific and Yogi [Ferrell] was great. Our defense was even better. They made some really tough shots, but we held them to 37 percent shooting. Our kids are getting better. Sunday felt like the world was going to end, but the kids are resilient. They stepped up and got another close win for us.”

Indiana won the first game between the teams by shooting 60 percent and making 15 three-pointers in an 89-70 rout. In this one, the Hoosiers shot 37.3 percent and went 10-for-25 from long range.

Ferrell scored 23 points for the Hoosiers (17-8, 7-5). In the earlier game against Maryland, the junior guard made eight 3-pointers. In this one, he went six-for-nine from beyond the arc.

Wells put the Terrapins ahead 52-51 by making a free throw with 5:55 remaining. He missed the second, but Layman got the rebound to set up a 3-pointer in the corner by Jared Nickens. Then, after an Indiana miss, Wells made a driving layup to make it 57-51.

But in this game, no lead was safe.

Johnson got the Hoosiers to 57-54 with a 3-pointer, and another by Ferrell tied it with 3:39 left.

Ferrell scored 13 points in a first half that featured 12 lead changes and ended with Maryland in front 35-34.

The Terrapins led 30-25 before Ferrell scored from beyond the arc, then connected again from long range while being fouled. He completed the four-point play.

Twice earlier, Ferrell hit 3-pointers from well behind the circle as the shot clock was about to expire.

Maryland returns to action when it heads to Penn State on Saturday for an 8:30 p.m. matchup with the Nittany Lions on the Big Ten Network.

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