Men’s Basketball Picks Up Road Win Against Penn State, 76-73

By Krista Bliumentalis

Maryland finally conquered their three-game losing streak on the road with their victory against Penn State on Saturday.

After Penn State’s D.J. Newbill sunk a long-three to bring the Nittany Lions to 74-73. Melo Trimble was then fouled and was able to carry the Terps to victory in the final seconds, with the final score being 76-73.

The Terrapins (21-5, 9-4 Big Ten) made 21 out of 26 free throws against Penn State. They are currently ranked No. 2 in the nation for free throw percentage.

Leading scorers for the Terps were Dez Wells and Melo Trimble, who scored 22 and 20 points respectively. Newbill led Penn State (15-11, 3-10 Big Ten) with 25 points, and marked the 100th game in his career that he has scored in the double digits.

The Terps trailed the Nittany Lions 34-33 going into halftime. The first three minutes of the second half were dominated by Dez Wells as he scored seven of Mrayland’s 11 points to start the second half, 44-39.

The Terps look to improve their record on Thursday, Februray 24th where they will face off against Nebraska at the Xfinity Center.

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