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#3 Terps Rout Ohio State, 100-65

Maryland Athletics
1-16-2016
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Robert Carter Jr. scored a career-high 25 points, Rasheed Sulaimon added a season-best 22 and No. 3 Maryland bounced back from its first Big Ten loss of the season by breezing past Ohio State 100-65 on Saturday.

Diamond Stone scored 15 points for the Terrapins (16-2, 5-1), who moved on from a defeat at Michigan by reaching the 100-point mark for the first time since 2012.

"Obviously I'm really proud of my team today. We beat a good and talented team,” head coach Mark Turgeon said. “We weren't very happy after the game Tuesday night, it was a tough loss. I knew on Thursday we were going to play well because we had our best practice. It was our most physical and competitive practice, and that stuff carries over. We're learning a lot about ourselves. We're getting much better defensively and we're getting much more physical.”

Maryland led by 18 at halftime, 63-33 with 16 minutes remaining and 77-37 with 11 minutes to go.

The Terrapins haven't lost two in a row since the 2013-14 season.

Playing his first season at Maryland following his transfer from Georgia Tech, Carter went 10 for 13 from field and made all four of his 3-point attempts. The 6-foot-9 junior eclipsed his previous career high of 21 points midway through the second half.

Sulaimon, a transfer from Duke, made nine of 10 field goal tries and contributed six assists.

Keita Bates-Diop scored 15 points for Ohio State (12-7, 4-2). The Buckeyes came in having won eight of nine, including four in the conference and an upset of Kentucky.

In this one, very little went right for Ohio State -- especially in the second half. The Buckeyes went 1 for 13 from the field immediately after the break and allowed Maryland to connect on 11 of 15 shots. That's how an 18-point lead expanded to 42 points with 10 minutes left.

Turgeon emptied his bench with 7 minutes remaining and the score 91-47.

Maryland scored a season-high 48 first-half points, going 19 for 30 from the field -- including 7 for 10 from beyond the arc.

Ohio State hung with the Terrapins in the early going, but things went south for the Buckeyes after a three-point play by Stone launched a 13-4 run that included successive baskets by Jake Layman.

It was 34-26 before Sulaimon drove the hoop for a basket and Jared Nickens nailed a 3-pointer to spark a 14-4 spurt to end of the half.

Maryland welcomes Northwestern for a Tuesday Big Ten matchup at 8 p.m. at XFINITY Center.

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