Muhammad scores 22, No. 25 Ohio State tops No. 7 Maryland

Muhammad scores 22, No. 25 Ohio State tops No. 7 Maryland
Ohio State's C.J. Walker celebrates a win over Maryland in an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Luther Muhammad scored 22 points and No. 25 Ohio State beat No. 7 Maryland 79-72 on Sunday, snapping the Terrapins’ nine-game winning streak.

Ohio State (18-9, 8-8 Big Ten) defeated a Top-10 team for the fourth time this season.

Four other Buckeyes scored in double figures, led by Kaleb Wesson with 15 points. Duane Washington Jr. added 13, while Andre Wesson and C.J. Jackson each had 12.

Aaron Wiggins led Maryland (22-5, 12-4) with 20 points and Eric Ayala had 16, but the Terrapins got little help from their big guns. Leading scorer Jalen Smith, who averages 17.1 points per game, was held to eight. Anthony Cowan, who averages 16.9, scored 10 before fouling out.

The Buckeyes dominated from outside, shooting 40% (10 for 25) from beyond the arc, led by Muhammad, who went 4 of 8.

The Terrapins fought back late, getting within four points with 32 seconds left, but the Buckeyes put the game away at the free throw line, where they went 16 of 16.

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Maryland continues its two-game trip, facing Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Ohio State is at Nebraska on Thursday.

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