No. 19 Maryland Holds Off Penn State 76-73

CBS Philly

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Dez Wells scored 22 points, Melo Trimble added 20 and No. 19 Maryland used strong shooting in the second half to scramble past Penn State 76-73 Saturday night.

The Terrapins (21-5, 9-4 Big Ten), the nation’s No. 2 team in free throws made with 447, sank 21 of 26 and were 9 of 19 from 3-point range.

Penn State (15-11, 3-10) was led by 25 points from D.J. Newbill, who reached double figures for the 100th time in his career. Geno Thorpe added 17 points and Brandon Taylor had 11 for the Nittany Lions, who have lost four of five.

Maryland’s win broke a three-game losing streak in conference road games.

The Terps led 72-70 with a minute remaining when they committed their 11th turnover. Newbill then slipped and lost control of the ball, and Trimble hit a pair of free throws.

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