Wisconsin Tops #2 Maryland Saturday

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Wisconsin halted No. 2 Maryland's 27-game home winning streak with a decisive first half and held on for a 70-57 victory Saturday night at XFINITY Center.

Rasheed Sulaimon scored 17 for Maryland (22-4, 10-3). The senior guard has reached double figures in five of his last six games.

After using a 28-5 run to go up 35-19, Wisconsin let the lead dwindle to six points with 10:48 remaining before pushing back. A 3-pointer by Koenig and a layup by Brown made it 53-41, and the Terrapins never threatened again.

Vitto Brown scored a career-high 21 points, Bronson Koenig had 16 and Nigel Hayes added 14 for the Badgers (16-9, 8-4), who have won seven straight.

The Terrapins' home winning streak, the longest in school history, included a victory over the Badgers last year.

Wisconsin starters Zak Showalter and Ethan Happ both picked up their fourth foul early in the second half at a time when Maryland began cutting into the Badgers' lead.

It was 42-30 before Jake Layman made a three-point play. On the other end, Diamond Stone swatted a shot by Brown into the seats and promptly saluted the crowd.

Seconds later, Maryland reserve guard Jaylen Brantley drove for a layup. After Brown hit a 3-pointer, another layup by Brantley and a dunk by Stone made it 45-39.

But Wisconsin would not be denied. The Badgers lost to Maryland 63-60 last month, falling on a last-second 3 by Melo Trimble.

The loss was Maryland's first in league play at home as a member of the Big Ten Conference.