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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
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A. Olah, C161-41-23443
R. Hearn, G376-105-620019
D. Sobolewski, G363-66-801314
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wisconsin6-118-29
Maryland6-318-413
Ohio St.6-317-536
Michigan6-313-865
Indiana5-315-640
Michigan St.5-314-739
Purdue5-313-888
Iowa4-313-748
Nebraska4-412-898
Illinois3-513-871
Penn St.2-614-791
Minnesota2-713-999
Rutgers2-710-12113
Northwestern1-610-10142
 
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