WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Isaac Haas had 20 points and nine rebounds, Carsen Edwards scored 17 points and No. 3 Purdue pulled away from Maryland 75-67 on Wednesday night to extend the nation's longest active winning streak to 18.
Bruno Fernando finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds for his second career double-double to lead Maryland (15-9, 4-7). Kevin Huerter had 16 points and four 3s for the Terrapins, while Darryl Morsell (13 points) and Anthony Cowan Jr. (11 points) also finished in double figures.
The Boilermakers (22-2, 11-0 Big Ten) also continued their best conference start in school history, broke another school record with their 13th consecutive win over a league foe and still won their 21st straight home game. Only Cincinnati (38) has a longer home-court streak.
The Boilermakers wasted no time taking control by scoring the first nine points.
After making only three baskets in the first 12 minutes, Maryland trailed by as much as 13 points at 27-14. Early in the second half, they charged back and cut the deficit to six three times early in the second half.
But Purdue answered the first challenge with five straight points and the third with an 8-2 run to make it 51-40.
Maryland got one more chance when Huerter knocked down the last of three consecutive 3s with 9:17 left. Suddenly, the Terrapins were within 55-52 and Purdue's streak appeared as though it could be in jeopardy.
Instead, Haas made two free throws, P.J. Thompson hit a 3 and Haas posted up for a dunk to give Purdue a 62-52 cushion.
The Terrapins couldn't get closer than six again.
Maryland will return home for a 1:00 pm matchup with Wisconsin on Sunday, February 4 at XFINITY Center.