Maryland Powers Past Oklahoma State with Layman Notching 21 points and 11 rebounds

By Emily Olsen

Just 15 seconds into Sunday’s game Maryland point guard Melo Trimble whipped the ball to Jared Nickens who sunk a three. A little over a minute and a half later Jake Layman hit a three-point jumper putting the Terps up 6-0 and setting the tone for the rest of the game against Oklahoma State. The Terps converted 10 three pointers to seal a 73-64 victory over the Cowboys.

The Terps remained consistent as they continued to show their resilient spirit against Oklahoma State. After gaining an early lead the Terps found a scoring drought with 12 minutes to play in the first half. Unable to produce a single point in five minutes of play, the Terps gave up a six-point lead and Oklahoma State pulled ahead by three. Oklahoma State’s Le’Bryan Nash accounted for seven points during the Terps’ scoring drought.

Maryland ended the first half leading 32-27. The Terps’ standout freshmen Trimble, Nickens, and Dion Wiley combined for 16 points in the first half.

Starting the second half strong, Maryland took a 17-point lead. Under one minute to play, Oklahoma State cut the Terps’ lead to six, but were never able to catch the high-powered Terrapin offense. Layman led the team in scoring, generating 21 points and 11 rebounds on the night. This was Layman’s first double-double of the season.

No. 17 Maryland improves to (11-1) on the season and looks to go (12-1) next Saturday against Oakland before facing their first Big Ten matchup. Maryland’s first conference game will be on December 30th against Michigan State.

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