Maryland Terrapins

Terps Go Down at No. 23 Michigan

Maryland Athletics
1-15-2018

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left, lifting 23rd-ranked Michigan to a 68-67 win over Maryland on Monday night.

Kevin Huerter connected on a go-ahead 3-pointer on the previous possession for the short-handed Terrapins, who trailed by 10 with five-plus minutes left in the game.

Michigan was trailing by as much as 14 in the first half and was behind 30-20 at halftime, looking lethargic after an emotionally charged win over then-No. 4 Michigan State two days earlier. The Wolverines opened the second half with a 10-0 run and later took the lead with 13:02 left while making three 3-pointers in 44 seconds.

The Terrapins (14-6, 3-4) took the lead back midway through the second half, but Moritz Wagner made a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession. The Wolverines went ahead by 10 with 5:50 to go and yet barely did enough to win against a team with just eight healthy players on scholarship.

Anthony Cowan scored 24 points to lead Maryland in scoring for the 13th time this season.

Huerter had 12 on 4 of 11 shooting and Darryl Morsell added 10 points for the Terrapins, who used just three reserves and didn't play any of them more than 18 minutes.

The Wolverines were fortunate Wagner -- who was 6 of 9 from the field -- shot as well against the Terps as he did against the Spartans because they had a hard time making shots inside and out. They missed 10 of their first 13 shots and finished at 41 percent from the field.

Michigan reserve Jordan Poole, who had 11 points, was the team's only double-digit scorer other than Wagner.

Abdur-Rahkman, Zavier Simpson and Charles Matthews all entered averaging at least 10 points in Big Ten games this season. None of them scored more than seven against Maryland, and the trio combined to make just 7 of 31 shots.

Maryland will host Minnesota on Thursday night.

-Terps-



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