Ohio State upsets Maryland 73-65

No. 4 Ohio State continued its run on the road, beating Maryland in the Xfinity Center for the first time Monday, 73-65.

The win was the fifth-consecutive for the Buckeyes who improve to 16-4 on the season and 10-4 in the Big Ten.

Four Buckeyes scored in double figures led by Duane Washington Jr. and Kyle Young with 18 points apiece. Washington was 7-of-15 from the floor and also had four rebounds and four assists. For Young, the 18 points were a career high.

Justin Ahrens and CJ Walker each chipped-in with 11 points. Ahrens made three more 3-pointers, giving him 45 on the season. Walker was 6-of-6 from the free throw line and also dished-out three assists.

Seth Towns came off the bench and provided a much-needed spark in the first half. He finished with six points on a pair of three pointers. E.J. Liddell didn’t score until the second half but finished with seven points and team-highs of six rebounds and three blocks.

The Buckeyes used a 9-0 run over a 58 second span to erase an early 13-5 deficit to a 15-14 lead. After the Terps regained the advantage, Ohio State used a 14-1 run to go on top 33-26 and then closed out the half leading 35-30 at the break. Washington Jr. was 5-of-8 from the floor, including a 3-of-6 effort from 3 to lead all scorers with 13 first-half points.

Ohio State made 8-of-16 three-point attempts in the first half with Towns and Ahrens each knocking down a pair.

The Buckeyes started the second half on an 11-2 run over the first seven minutes. Maryland missed its first nine shots of the second half. That seven-minute stretch gave the Buckeyes a 46-32 advantage and while the Terrapins cut the lead to nine on a couple of occasions, the Buckeyes were never really threatened down the stretch.