Maryland (15-7, 4-5 Big Ten) sophomore guard Kevin Huerter’s double-double wasn’t enough for the Terps to beat Indiana on Monday evening.
Huerter tallied 16 points (6-9 FG), 11 rebounds and five assists as Maryland fell to Indiana (12-8, 5-3 Big Ten) 71-68. Sophomore point guard Anthony Cowan Jr. finished with a team-high 18 points, four rebounds and five steals. Freshman Darryl Morsell scored eight points, while senior Jared Nickens added 12 points off the bench.
Freshman Bruno Fernando registered six points before being sidelined for the final 15 minutes of the game due to a sprained right ankle. The Terps shot 41 percent from the floor and went 9-23 from behind the arc.
Indiana’s forward Juwan Morgan led the Hoosiers with 25 points (10-18 FG), five rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals. Freshman Justin Smith and senior Robert Johnson each scored 12 points.
It was a tightly contested game as both teams were going back and forth. Maryland trailed 57-53 with less than eight minutes to go in the game then went on a 9-0 run to take a five point lead.
Morgan gave the Hoosiers a four-point lead with 1:42 left in regulation by knocking down a pair of free throws. Nickens buried a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 67-66 with 1:06 remaining.
Morgan converted a layup, which put Indiana up by three with 36 seconds left in the game. Indiana was up 71-68 with six seconds to go. Cowan missed a three-pointer that could’ve tied the game and the Terps walked away with their fourth consecutive loss on the road.
The next two games doesn’t look pretty for Maryland as the team will face sixth ranked Michigan State at home on Sunday before going on road to take on No. 3 Purdue.