Maryland vs Northwestern

Maryland 77, Northwestern 57

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Dez Wells set a career high with 23 points as Maryland blew out Northwestern in the second half en route to a 77-57 win on Tuesday night.

A week after Maryland announced it would leave the ACC and join the Big Ten in 2014, the Terrapins and Wildcats faced off in a preview of future conference foes and one of 12 contests in the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Maryland (5-1) led 28-26 at halftime but broke the game open in the second half, scoring on its first 10 possessions. The run stretched the lead to 47-34.

Wells finished the spurt by hitting a 3-pointer and going coast-to-coast for a layup after a Northwestern turnover.

Wells hurt the Wildcats (6-1) from all spots on the floor, slashing to the basket and stepping back to hit jumpers. He was 9 for 11 from the field with three assists.

Reggie Hearn had 19 points and Dave Sobolewski 14 for Northwestern, which was denied a fifth straight ACC/Big Ten Challenge victory.

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Maryland Terrapins
D. Wells, G-F349-114-433323
J. Padgett, F274-50-06018
A. Len, C246-111-3131313
P. Howard, G320-50-05610
N. Faust, G303-83-462110
S. Allen, G130-23-32353
S. Cleare, C132-52-22006
C. Mitchell, F132-31-14005
L. Aronhalt, G113-50-01039
J. Layman, G-F30-00-00020
Total 29-5514-1747151977
 52.7%82.4% 
Northwestern Wildcats
D. Crawford, G-F314-141-222310
J. Swopshire, F242-30-04024
A. Olah, C161-41-23443
R. Hearn, G376-105-620019
D. Sobolewski, G363-66-801314
M. Turner, F201-61-22414
T. Demps, G100-30-01310
A. Marcotullio, G101-30-00002
K. Abrahamson, F90-41-21001
C. Ajou, C40-00-00000
J. Montgomery III, G20-00-00000
O. Jimenez, G10-00-00000
Total 18-5315-2219141457
 34.0%68.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wisconsin16-236-44
Maryland14-428-713
Michigan St.12-627-1223
Iowa12-622-1243
Purdue12-621-1355
Ohio St.11-724-1141
Indiana9-920-1461
Illinois9-919-1473
Michigan8-1016-1680
Minnesota6-1218-1598
Northwestern6-1215-17124
Nebraska5-1313-18158
Penn St.4-1418-16108
Rutgers2-1610-22179
 
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