College Park, Md. — Taryn McCutcheon scored a career-high 25 points, and Michigan State surprised No. 11 Maryland, 82-68, Thursday night to end the Terrapins’ 13-game winning streak.
Maryland (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) dressed nine players and played only seven. Sophomore guard Blair Watson, the team’s second-leading scorer, tore her right ACL in practice on Wednesday and is done for the season.
The depleted three-time conference champions used an 11-0 run in the third quarter to close to 43-42, but Michigan State (13-5, 3-2) regained control with a 12-1 spurt and cruised to the finish.
McCutcheon made successive 3-pointers during the pivotal third-quarter surge, and the sophomore’s long-range jumper with 6 minutes left made it 69-58 — effectively ending any hope Maryland had of making a comeback.
Shay Colley had 17 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for Michigan State.
Brianna Fraser scored 17 points and Florida transfer Eleanna Christinaki added 13 in her first start for Maryland. But the Terrapins shot only 39 percent and committed 24 turnovers in their first loss since Nov. 19 at Connecticut.
Michigan State was 0-10 against Maryland in a series that began in 2005.
More state women
(At) IUPUI 90,Detroit Mercy 62: Sydney Hall scored 19 for IUPUI (12-3, 4-0 Horizon). Lexey Tobel scored 16 and Brianne Cohen and Nicole Urbanick added 13 apiece for Detroit (0-16, 0-5).
Oakland 67, (at) UIC 63: Taylor Jones and Sha’Keya Graves each scored 13 for Oakland (10-6, 3-2 Horizon).
(At) Wayne State 69, Saginaw Valley State 43: Nastassja Chambers and Shannon Wilson each scored 19 and Ja’Nae Williams added 11 for Wayne State (9-4, 4-3 GLIAC). Laurel Jacqmain had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Saginaw Valley (3-11, 3-4).
(At) Wayne State 74, Saginaw Valley State 57: George Spencer scored 19, Chuck Key had 17 and Karim Murray 11 for Wayne State (8-5, 7-2 GLIAC). Mike Wells Jr. scored 22 and Fred John Jr. had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Saginaw Valley (5-11, 2-6).
Big Ten men
(At) Ohio State 91,Maryland 69: Keita Bates-Diop was 6-for-8 from beyond the 3-point line and totaled 26 points, C.J. Jackson scored 14 and Jae-Sean Tate added 13 to power the surprising Buckeyes, who were coming off a huge upset of then-No. 1 Michigan State on Sunday.
Ohio State (14-4, 5-0 Big Ten) battled back from a seven-point deficit in the first half, took a 24-22 lead with a Tate dunk with 7:25 left in the frame and cruised from there, leading by as many as 28 points in the second half.
Bates-Diop continued his torrid streak after putting up 27 points against Iowa on Jan. 4, and a 32-point performance against Michigan State that earned him Big Ten Player of the Week honors.
Ohio State has won four straight and nine of the last 10.
Anthony Cekovsky at 7-foot-1 used took his height advantage inside to lead the Terrapins (14-5, 3-3) with 18 points.
Iowa 104, (at) Illinois 97, OT: Jordan Bohannon scored 29 points as Iowa rallied from a 20-point deficit for the second-largest comeback win in school history. The biggest comeback was 22 points, also against Illinois in 1987. Thursday’s game marked the Hawkeyes’ first Big Ten victory, and dropped the Illini to 0-5 in conference play.
Iowa (10-9, 1-5) outscored Illinois (10-8, 0-5) 14-7 in overtime after Illinois guard Trent Frazier sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.
Tyler Cook scored 21 points and Luka Garza added 19 for Iowa. Frazier led Illinois with 27 points, while Leron Black and Aaron Jordan added 18 points each.
Illinois, fueled by runs of 13-and 10-0 run early in the game leaped to a 54-41 halftime lead and seemed headed to an easy home win. Iowa outrebounded the Illini 45-26, including 20-9 in the second half, and outscored Illinois 33-11 from the free throw line.
Iowa first took the lead 83-82 — its first since 4-2 — with 3:01 left in regulation on a 3-point play by Luke Garza.