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No. 1 Purdue ends Maryland’s 19-game home win streak

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Zach Edey scored 23 points and collected 12 rebounds as No. 1 Purdue snapped Maryland’s 19-game home winning streak with a 67-53 victory over the Terrapins on Tuesday in College Park, Md.

Edey finished 8 of 13 from the floor, while Lance Jones added 11 points and made three 3-pointers for the Boilermakers (13-1, 2-1 Big Ten), who never trailed en route to their first win at Maryland since Dec. 1, 2017.

Braden Smith scored 14 points and added seven rebounds and six assists, and Fletcher Loyer added nine points.

Purdue shot 46.3 percent from the floor (25 of 54) and made 45 percent of its 3-pointers (9 of 20).

Jahmir Young scored 26 points to lead the Terrapins (9-5, 1-2) in their first home loss since an 87-60 defeat against UCLA on Dec. 14, 2022. Jordan Geronimo tallied nine points and six rebounds, while Donta Scott added eight points and seven boards.

Julian Reese, who entered Tuesday as Maryland’s second-leading scorer at 14.3 points per game, missed all four of his field-goal attempts and finished scoreless in 34 minutes.

The Terrapins shot 33.3 percent from the floor (21 for 63) and 22.7 percent from 3-point range (5 for 22).

Jones made his first three attempts from beyond the arc to begin the second half as the Boilermakers seized their first 20-point lead at 43-23 with 16:34 remaining.

Jones’ layup just over a minute later propelled Purdue to its largest lead of the game at 47-25.

The Boilermakers maintained at least a 14-point lead the rest of the game to notch their sixth straight victory.

Purdue led 32-19 at halftime after forcing Maryland into eight turnovers and holding the Terrapins to seven made field goals.

Trey Kaufman-Renn and Loyer each made a 3-pointer during the Boilermakers’ 8-0 run to start the game.

Edey tallied a trio of dunks as Purdue stymied the Terrapins’ offense to stretch its lead.

Maryland missed 11 of its first 12 shots and trailed 16-4 eight minutes into the contest.

Smith’s pullup jumper with 2:17 left in the first half gave Purdue its largest advantage of the period at 30-15.

The Boilermakers outshot the Terrapins 44.8 percent to 25 percent and limited Maryland to 1-of-8 3-point shooting in the opening half.

Edey led all first-half scorers with 12 points.

–Field Level Media

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