The Ohio State Buckeyes fell to No. 19 Maryland Friday night value City Arena as Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 20 points for the Terrapins seventh straight win.
The Buckeyes, who lost their fourth straight game, were led by CJ Jackson’s 15 points. Ohio State (12-5, 2-4 Big Ten) host on Purdue on Wednesday.
Maryland, which shot 58.1 percent from the field, also had a strong performance from Bruno Fernando, who added 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and had 15 rebounds for the Terps.
The Buckeyes got within one early in the second half before Maryland responded with a 13-2 burst, including five points from Fernando. Ohio State got no closer than six points the rest of the way.
The Buckeyes have allowed opponents to shoot better than 50 percent in four of the last seven halves they have played.
“We missed some open shots and took some quick ones, too,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. “They were also really collapsed, trapping Kaleb on every collapse.
“We have a tough stretch here. We have to find a way to dig our way out, accept responsibility and play better.”
Source: Associated Press