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No. 3 Purdue gets past Maryland for 18th consecutive win

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Isaac Haas provided the perfect remedy for No. 3 Purdue's ills on Wednesday night.

With Vincent Edwards not at 100 percent, the 7-foot-2 center went to work. He repeatedly posted up for baskets, drew fouls on Maryland's big men and nimbly found teammates to take care of things on the outside. He even delivered the knockout punch in the final minute.

Haas finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, capping the 75-67 win over Maryland with a thunderous dunk that extended the nation's longest winning streak to 18.

''We just couldn't guard Haas,'' Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon said. ''He's a beast.''

Right now, it seems nothing can derail these Boilermakers (22-2, 11-0 Big Ten), who are off to their best start in conference play and seem to achieving new milestones every game.

This time, the defending Big Ten champs broke the school record for most consecutive wins in league play with No. 13. They also maintained the nation's second-longest active home winning streak with No. 21. Only Cincinnati (38) has more.

And they did all of it with Edwards, one of the front-runners for conference player of the year, not feeling well. He struggled through warmups, left for the locker room during the first and looked content doing his part as facilitator. He finished with eight points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

''He's good in moments like these,'' Purdue guard P.J. Thompson said. ''He didn't have his best shooting game, but he did other things to disrupt the game. He was throwing up 15 minutes before the game, so to come out and do what he did is pretty impressive.''

Haas and Carsen Edwards, meanwhile, had no trouble taking care of the rest.

While Haas went 8 of 14 from the field, Carsen Edwards scored 17 points on a night the Boilermakers led from wire to wire.

Bruno Fernando finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds and Kevin Huerter added 16 points to lead Maryland (15-9, 4-7), which endured another frustrating night.

The Terrapins missed their first six shots, immediately fell into a 9-0 deficit and spent the rest of the game futilely playing catch-up. They have lost three straight, the last two to top-10 teams.

''We were a little out of it early, turned the ball over and couldn't find a rhythm,'' Turgeon said. ''Part of that was Purdue.''

Maryland did manage to make it interesting by scoring the first five points of the second half to get within six at 35-29.

But every time the Terrapins made a run, the Boilermakers answered - usually with Haas.

It happened again when Huerter knocked down the last of three consecutive 3s with 9:17 to go, cutting the deficit to 55-52. But Haas made two free throws, Thompson made a 3 and Haas threw down a dunk to make it 62-52.

The Terrapins couldn't get closer than six again.

BIG PICTURE

Maryland: The Terrapins' showed some grit Wednesday. Despite never leading, never being tied and only making it a one-possession game once in the final 38 minutes, they fought hard enough to cause the nation's hottest team some anxiety late.

Purdue: The Boilermakers seem to have all the answers. If Haas isn't dominating the middle, the guards are tearing it up from the perimeter. And if Purdue isn't shooting well, the defense is. They just continue to get better and deeper.

KEY STATS

Maryland: Missed its first six shots and had 11 of 14 turnovers in the first half. ... The Terrapins are 3-6 since a six-game winning streak ended. ... Maryland has lost four straight in the series. ... Despite being one of the nation's top rebounding teams, the Terrapins only had a 33-32 edge. ... Darryl Morsell had 13 points and nine rebounds. ... Anthony Cowan Jr. had 11 points and eight assists.

Purdue: Has only allowed one team, Michigan, to top 70 points since Dec. 3. ... The Boilermakers have tied Ohio State for the second-best start in conference play over the last 20 years. Only Illinois, at 15-0 in 2004-05, was better. ... Purdue's shot 44.8 percent from the field and has now shot 44.3 percent or better in 16 consecutive games. ... The Boilermakers Finished with four turnovers, tied for fifth-fewest in school history.

UP NEXT

Maryland: Returns home Sunday to face Wisconsin.

Purdue: Will try to extend its seven-game road winning streak Saturday at Rutgers.

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Key Players
A. Cowan Jr.
1 G
V. Edwards
12 F
30.7 Min. Per Game 30.7
15.7 Pts. Per Game 15.7
2.8 Ast. Per Game 2.8
7.7 Reb. Per Game 7.7
40.7 Field Goal % 49.2
38.2 Three Point % 43.3
85.1 Free Throw % 83.0
  Defensive rebound by Dakota Mathias 8.0
  Anthony Cowan Jr. missed layup 10.0
  Defensive rebound by Maryland 16.0
  Isaac Haas missed 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
  Isaac Haas missed 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Personal foul on Jared Nickens 17.0
  Defensive rebound by Isaac Haas 19.0
  Darryl Morsell missed 2nd of 2 free throws 19.0
+ 1 Darryl Morsell made 1st of 2 free throws 19.0
  Shooting foul on Matt Haarms 19.0
  Offensive rebound by Darryl Morsell 19.0
Team Stats
Points 67 75
Field Goals 24-53 (45.3%) 26-58 (44.8%)
3-Pointers 7-23 (30.4%) 7-22 (31.8%)
Free Throws 12-15 (80.0%) 16-23 (69.6%)
Total Rebounds 33 32
Offensive 8 8
Defensive 22 23
Team 3 1
Assists 18 16
Steals 1 6
Blocks 2 2
Turnovers 14 4
Fouls 21 16
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 10 REB, 1 AST
20 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Maryland 15-9 244367
home team logo 3 Purdue 22-2 354075
Team Stats
away team logo Maryland 15-9 71.4 PPG 42.4 RPG 13.1 APG
home team logo 3 Purdue 22-2 76.7 PPG 40.2 RPG 14.4 APG
Key Players
23
B. Fernando F 13.6 PPG 10.6 RPG 2.0 APG 60.7 FG%
00
I. Haas C PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
B. Fernando F 20 PTS 10 REB 1 AST
I. Haas C 20 PTS 9 REB 1 AST
45.3 FG% 44.8
30.4 3PT FG% 31.8
80.0 FT% 69.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Fernando 20 10 1 8/12 0/1 4/5 4 26 0 0 3 4 6
K. Huerter 16 5 3 5/12 4/10 2/2 4 32 1 0 1 0 5
D. Morsell 13 9 2 6/10 0/0 1/2 3 32 0 0 3 3 6
A. Cowan Jr. 11 2 8 3/9 1/5 4/4 2 39 0 2 3 0 2
D. Wiley 0 1 1 0/3 0/1 0/0 0 24 0 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Fernando 20 10 1 8/12 0/1 4/5 4 26 0 0 3 4 6
K. Huerter 16 5 3 5/12 4/10 2/2 4 32 1 0 1 0 5
D. Morsell 13 9 2 6/10 0/0 1/2 3 32 0 0 3 3 6
A. Cowan Jr. 11 2 8 3/9 1/5 4/4 2 39 0 2 3 0 2
D. Wiley 0 1 1 0/3 0/1 0/0 0 24 0 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Nickens 7 1 2 2/7 2/6 1/2 2 28 0 0 2 1 0
S. Obi 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 5 7 0 0 2 0 2
J. Tomaic 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0
M. Cekovsky - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Terrell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Valmon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Mona - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Tostado - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 30 18 24/53 7/23 12/15 21 200 1 2 14 8 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Haas 20 9 1 8/14 0/0 4/6 2 28 0 1 1 3 6
C. Edwards 17 1 3 4/9 2/4 7/8 1 34 2 0 1 0 1
D. Mathias 11 2 4 4/7 3/6 0/0 2 29 1 0 1 0 2
V. Edwards 8 11 5 3/10 0/3 2/3 1 35 0 0 1 2 9
P. Thompson 5 2 1 1/6 1/5 2/2 1 33 2 0 0 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Haas 20 9 1 8/14 0/0 4/6 2 28 0 1 1 3 6
C. Edwards 17 1 3 4/9 2/4 7/8 1 34 2 0 1 0 1
D. Mathias 11 2 4 4/7 3/6 0/0 2 29 1 0 1 0 2
V. Edwards 8 11 5 3/10 0/3 2/3 1 35 0 0 1 2 9
P. Thompson 5 2 1 1/6 1/5 2/2 1 33 2 0 0 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Haarms 8 0 0 4/5 0/0 0/0 5 12 0 1 0 0 0
N. Eastern 3 4 0 1/3 1/2 0/2 2 7 0 0 0 2 2
R. Cline 2 2 2 1/4 0/2 0/0 2 17 1 0 0 0 2
G. Eifert 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
J. Taylor - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Luce - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Stefanovic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Wheeler - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 75 31 16 26/58 7/22 16/23 16 200 6 2 4 8 23