COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 23 Maryland men's basketball team travels to Northwestern for a pivotal Big Ten match-up Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.
• Anthony Cowan scored 19 points, fellow freshman Kevin Huerter added 18 and Maryland beat Ohio State 86-77 on Saturday to end its first losing streak of the season. Jaylen Brantley scored 11 points for the Terrapins, who bolted to a 9-0 lead and never trailed in completing a season sweep of the Buckeyes. The victory enabled Maryland to avoid its first three-game skid since 2012.
• Junior guard Melo Trimble scored 10 points for his 23rd double-figure scoring performance of the season. With a team-high four assists, the Upper Marlboro, Md., native is now tied with Terrapin legend Juan Dixon for 13th all-time in career assists at Maryland (371).
• Maryland’s bench was outstanding in the win against Ohio State on Saturday, outscoring the Buckeye bench 33-0. The Terrapin bench also accounted for 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals. It was only the 10th time in 13 seasons under coach Thad Matta that Ohio State has been swept in the regular season by a Big Ten foe.
• With three blocked shots vs. Ohio State on Saturday, senior center Damonte Dodd eclipsed current Phoenix Suns center Alex Len and Obinna Ekezie for 10th all-time in career blocks at Maryland with 128. He is four shy of matching Tahj Holden (132) for ninth on the list. The Centreville, Md., native has tallied three blocks or more in nine games this season, including matching a career-high six against Indiana (1/10).
• Maryland is 6-1 in road games this season and 8-1 in contests away from XFINITY Center. Freshman Justin Jackson leads the Terps on the road with a team-best 15.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per road game. He is also shooting .600 (15-for-25) from beyond arc and .543 (38-for-70) from the floor. Maryland’s freshman trio of Jackson, Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter have combined to average 35.4 points, 15.9 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game in road games in the 2016-17 season.