Northwestern scores last six points, beats Maryland 60-55

  • Northwestern center Ryan Young, center, battles for a rebound against Maryland guard Hakim Hart, left, and forward Galin Smith during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

    Northwestern center Ryan Young, center, battles for a rebound against Maryland guard Hakim Hart, left, and forward Galin Smith during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Associated Press

  • Northwestern guard Boo Buie, center, battles for a rebound against Maryland forward Donta Scott, left, forward Jairus Hamilton, right, and guard Aaron Wiggins during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

    Northwestern guard Boo Buie, center, battles for a rebound against Maryland forward Donta Scott, left, forward Jairus Hamilton, right, and guard Aaron Wiggins during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Associated Press

  • Northwestern forward Miller Kopp, left, looks to pass the ball as Maryland guard Hakim Hart, center, and guard Darryl Morsell defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

    Northwestern forward Miller Kopp, left, looks to pass the ball as Maryland guard Hakim Hart, center, and guard Darryl Morsell defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Associated Press

  • Maryland guard Aaron Wiggins, left, shoots over Northwestern guard Boo Buie during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Northwestern won 60-55.

    Maryland guard Aaron Wiggins, left, shoots over Northwestern guard Boo Buie during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Northwestern won 60-55. Associated Press

  • Maryland forward Donta Scott, right, shoots against Northwestern forward Miller Kopp, left, and forward Pete Nance during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

    Maryland forward Donta Scott, right, shoots against Northwestern forward Miller Kopp, left, and forward Pete Nance during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Associated Press

  • Maryland guard Aaron Wiggins, left, looks to pass as Northwestern guard Chase Audige guards during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

    Maryland guard Aaron Wiggins, left, looks to pass as Northwestern guard Chase Audige guards during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Associated Press

  • Northwestern forward Pete Nance, center, celebrates with center Ryan Young and guard Ty Berry after Northwestern defeated Maryland 60-55 in an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

    Northwestern forward Pete Nance, center, celebrates with center Ryan Young and guard Ty Berry after Northwestern defeated Maryland 60-55 in an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Associated Press

  • Maryland guard Aaron Wiggins, left, celebrates with guard Darryl Morsell after making a three-point basket against Northwestern during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Northwestern won 60-55.

    Maryland guard Aaron Wiggins, left, celebrates with guard Darryl Morsell after making a three-point basket against Northwestern during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Northwestern won 60-55. Associated Press

  • Northwestern forward Miller Kopp, right, shoots against Maryland guard Darryl Morsell during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Northwestern won 60-55.

    Northwestern forward Miller Kopp, right, shoots against Maryland guard Darryl Morsell during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Northwestern won 60-55. Associated Press

  • Northwestern guard Chase Audige, right, shoots over Maryland guard Darryl Morsell during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Northwestern won 60-55.

    Northwestern guard Chase Audige, right, shoots over Maryland guard Darryl Morsell during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Northwestern won 60-55. Associated Press

 
 
Posted3/4/2021 7:00 AM

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Boo Buie scored 15 points and Chase Audige added 14, and Northwestern scored the last six points of the game to beat Maryland 60-55 on Wednesday night, ending the Terrapins' five-game win streak.

Northwestern (8-14, 5-13 Big Ten) has won two straight since halting a 13-game losing streak. The Wildcats also snapped a five-game skid against the Terrapins and beat them for the first time at home.

 

Maryland (15-11, 9-10) took its first lead of the second half, 51-50, on Aaron Wiggins' 3-pointer with 4:50 remaining and led 55-54 with 2:32 to play. The Wildcats' Ryan Young made a layup and then two free throws with 13 seconds remaining. Darryl Morsell missed a 3 on the other end and Buie sealed it with a pair of free throws.

Buie and Audige were a combined 10-of-22 shooting and made seven of the Wildcats' 10 3-pointers. Pete Nance added 12 points.

Wiggins scored a career-high 26 points to lead Maryland. He was 10 of 15 from the floor and made five 3-pointers. Morsell finished with 14 points and five assists.

Northwestern's last win in the series was in the 2017 Big Ten tournament. The Wildcats beat the third-seeded Terrapins 72-64 to advance to the semifinals for the first time in program history.

The teams end their regular seasons on Sunday. Maryland hosts Penn State and Northwestern plays at home against Nebraska.

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