Turgeon Snags 100th Win Saturday at Northwestern

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EVANSTON, Ill (AP). -- Melo Trimble scored 24 points, Rasheed Sulaimon added 16 points and No. 4 Maryland beat Northwestern 72-59 on Saturday night to give coach Mark Turgeon his 100th victory in five seasons with the Terrapins.

Trimble scored 17 points in the second half. Sulaimon had 13 in the first, helping the Terrapins (13-1, 2-0 Big Ten) grab a 40-20 lead on the way to their seventh straight victory.

The victory also snapped a 10-game winning streak for Northwestern (13-2, 1-1).

Sulaimon was 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 on 3-pointers. Trimble hit five 3s -- four in the second half -- to go with eight rebounds and eight assists.

Bryant McIntosh led the Wildcats with 17 points. But Northwestern shot just 37.3 percent and was 2-of-20 on 3-pointers.

Diamond Stone scored 10 points after setting a setting a Maryland freshman record with 39 points against Penn State on Wednesday, and the Terrapins made it look easy against an opponent that came in on a big roll.

The only other double-digit win streak for Northwestern was a 12-game run by the 1930-31 team.

Whether they were beating defenders off the dribble or with quick passes, the Terrapins wasted little time ripping the suspense out of this one.

They were up 20 at halftime after shooting 50 percent, with Sulaimon leading the way. The senior hit all five field goals, nailing three 3-pointers.

Northwestern shot just 8-of-25 -- 1-of-8 on 3s -- in the half.

Maryland was already leading by 11 when Stone threw down a put-back dunk off a missed layup by Jake Layman. Trimble, who missed 6 of 7 3s in the half, buried one. And Sulaimon wrapped two more 3s around a dunk by Northwestern's Joey van Zegeren as Maryland bumped the lead to 36-16 with 2:22 left.

The Terps return to College Park for a game against Rutgers on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at XFINITY Center.