Howard tossed, No. 4 Michigan tops Terps, Big Ten semis next
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – All Michigan coach Juwan Howard intended to do, he said, when he started walking toward the baseline during the second half of Friday’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals was question a call. After the game, Howard apologized for his actions — and also placed blame on the other bench. Don’t talk to me ever again,’ Then he charged at me. All I said is, ‘Don’t talk to me, don’t talk to me.’”Maryland scored five points after the fracas to cut the deficit in half. BIG PICTUREMaryland: A strong finish — and Thursday's victory over Michigan State — should be enough to get an NCAA Tournament bid.
Young's 18 points help No. 4 Ohio State top Maryland 73-65
If he keeps playing this way, the Ohio State senior and his teammates just might keep running deep into March. That, along with 10 3-pointers on the offensive end, was enough to get Ohio State its eighth win in nine games. Ad“Give them credit, they’re a good team," coach Mark Turgeon said of Ohio State. Ohio State trailed 13-5 in the early going before rattling off a trio of 3-pointers in the span of 57 seconds to take the lead. Ohio State was previously 1-6 in College Park, 0-4 since Maryland joined the Big Ten in 2014.
Ayala, Wiggins lead Maryland past No. 6 Wisconsin 70-64
Eric Ayala scored 17 points, while Aaron Wiggins added 15 points and nine rebounds as Maryland beat No. Maryland outscored Wisconsin 38-20 in the paint, limiting the Badgers’ post team of Nate Reuvers and Micah Potter to just 12 points on 6-of-18 shooting. Maryland responded down the stretch to each run the Badgers made trying to take back the lead. Wisconsin: The Badgers dropped 85 points in Michigan State three days earlier. Wisconsin: The Badgers host Minnesota on Thursday.
Harper carries No. 19 Rutgers past Maryland 74-60 in Big Ten
Ron Harper Jr. scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half, and the 19th-ranked Scarlet Knights cruised past Maryland 74-60 on Monday night. The Scarlet Knights hadn't won a Big Ten opener since joining the league in 2014, and were 16-73 in conference play before going 11-9 last season. The Scarlet Knights broke open a tight game with a 10-0 run that made it 50-38 with 11:49 left. “Harper took over the game on the offensive end and Johnson was phenomenal on the defensive end," Turgeon said. BIG PICTURERutgers: That was a solid start in conference play for the Scarlet Knights.