Five Buckeyes finish in double figures as No. 25 Ohio State takes down No. 7 Maryland
Almost everyone wearing an Ohio State jersey played a huge role in Sunday’s 79-72 upset victory over No. 7 Maryland. Five players scored in double figures as the Buckeyes notched their third win in the last four games.
Sunday’s first half between the Terrapins and Buckeyes saw the two teams exchange leads multiple times, but Ohio State grabbed a 33-30 advantage with less than three minutes remaining in the first half, and never looked back. The Bucks led 40-33 through the first 20 minutes and led the entire second half, closing the game with a 79-72 win.
Ohio State led by as many as 14 points in the second half, and while Maryland was able to make a late surge, it wasn’t enough to complete a comeback on the road. With the win, the Buckeyes snapped the Terps’ nine-game winning streak.
Five Buckeyes scored in double figures on Sunday, led by Luther Muhammad, who finished the game with 22 points and five rebounds. Kaleb Wesson was a rebound shy of a double-double, ending the game with 15 points and nine boards.
Andre Wesson and C.J. Walker both scored 12 points and Duane Washington Jr. had 13 off the bench in the win.
Ohio State improved to 18-9 with the win and 8-8 in the B1G. Maryland dropped to 12-4 in conference play, still owning a two-game lead on first place in the standings. The Terrapins are 22-5 overall.