NCAAB Game Recap - Maryland at Michigan State
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:00 PM EST

WVU
59
Baylor
70
F
Gonz
89
Pepp
77
F
Okla
70
Kansas
87
F
Lou
62
Clem
77
F
Dayt
71
UMass
63
F
ND
60
Duke
94
F
Syr
77
FlaSt
80
F
MD
67
MSU
60
F
Seton
71
Prov
74
F
Aub
73
Mizzu
85
F
Miss
62
KY
67
F
NW
61
PSU
77
F
Colora
69
OrSt
47
F
GTown
73
Butl
66
F
Hou
72
SMU
73
F(OT)
Ill
57
Rut
72
F
DeP
64
Crei
93
F
TxTch
70
OkSt
73
F
LSU
82
Alab
88
F
Tuls
56
SoFL
48
F
StJos
55
URI
73
F
Purd
52
OhSt
68
F
Charl
51
NE
65
F
MisSt
78
Ark
77
F
ETSU
72
VMI
67
F
FaDi
72
RobM
71
F
UNH
59
UMBC
65
F
Ohio
72
Kent
87
F
Clev
67
Detr
66
F(OT)
Samf
74
Citad
62
F
BGSU
77
Ball
71
F
Leh
66
Army
79
F
FlaAM
97
DelSt
95
F(2OT)
Wake
54
Mia-FL
71
F
Tex
52
IaSt
81
F
SJSU
86
AF
95
F
Brad
69
SIU
67
F
OlDom
47
N TX
64
F
Bingha
48
Vermt
76
F
UMassL
74
Hartfo
67
F
CoCar
80
GASt
92
F
Amer
68
Buck
72
F
Lafy
72
HolyC
62
F
Wisc
81
Nebras
64
F
LaSal
69
StLou
84
F
W MI
51
E MI
69
F
ArkLR
65
TexAr
76
F
W Ky
77
TexSA
73
F(OT)
ArkSt
64
TxSt
69
F
FlInt
67
SoMis
75
F
Charl
54
Rice
70
F
UAB
79
MidTN
66
F
FlAtl
68
LaTec
81
F
HBU
69
Lamar
79
F
YSU
64
Oakl
72
F
UGA
69
TexAM
74
F
NIU
60
MiaO
65
F
Bry
70
CenCT
75
F
StFPA
70
MtStM
55
F
ColSt
77
Wyo
70
F
Marsh
71
UTEP
61
F
ULMo
49
SthAL
50
F
Merrim
59
(N/A)
68
F
Del
77
W&M
81
F
KennSt
42
Stetsn
59
F
VACom
59
Rich
77
F
Boston
77
Navy
54
F
UNCW
64
Hof
78
F
App
62
GaSo
57
F
Chat
53
Furm
58
F
Drex
70
Elon
75
F
BethC
58
MD-ES
66
F
Winth
89
Presb
88
F
McNee
79
NWSt
84
F
SeLA
71
Nich
81
F
GrgWas
73
GMas
67
F
AbCh
78
TXAMC
64
F
CenAR
67
SamH
82
F
ChaSo
75
UNCA
79
F
UNCG
67
Mercer
55
F
SacHr
80
LongI
72
F
Radf
73
Campbl
60
F
E KY
85
APSU
93
F
FlGlf
54
Lipsco
64
F
KansSt
57
TCU
68
F
N AL
67
NFla
80
F
LoyMa
65
SCla
59
F
E IL
79
TN-M
80
F(OT)
SIU-E
71
SEMO
75
F
MorSt
57
Murr
85
F
Copp
66
SCSt
70
F
S UT
69
NoAZ
82
F
UtVal
82
NMSt
84
F
UNLV
78
NM
73
F
Hamp
68
Longw
76
F
Pitt
57
VaTec
67
F
Tenn
61
SCar
63
F
Brown
54
Princ
73
F
Yale
61
Penn
69
F
JacSt
84
Belm
101
F
MsVl
88
Alc
92
F(OT)
Gram
69
PVAM
75
F
Morg
57
Norf
62
F
AlaAM
58
AlSt
61
F
ArkPB
49
South
73
F
WCU
80
Woff
74
F
UCRiv
63
LongB
65
F(OT)
WIGB
94
WIMil
90
F
ULLa
81
Troy
77
F
Valpa
65
IlSt
62
F
USC-Up
54
HiPt
62
F
NJIT
49
Lib
62
F
Colum
73
Harv
77
F(2OT)
Corn
53
Dart
75
F
InWor
67
NOrl
66
F
CSNor
98
UCDav
110
F
WaSt
51
USC
70
F
Pacif
63
StMar
71
F
Web
63
MTSt
77
F
ChiSt
47
GrCan
71
F
N DA
86
W IL
83
F(OT)
Seatt
72
TexPA
79
F
SDak
80
Oral
94
F
NrthIA
73
LoyIL
82
F(OT)
UVA
64
UNC
62
F
Tows
63
JMU
48
F
Vand
66
Fla
84
F
CAPoly
101
CS-Ful
105
F(4OT)
IdaSt
63
Mont
78
F
TNTec
55
TNSt
70
F
JackSt
74
TXSo
77
F
UMKC
59
CSBak
53
F
Wash
57
UCLA
67
F
BYU
72
USD
71
F
UtSt
71
Fres
59
F
E WA
89
PorSt
81
F
N CO
68
Sac
65
F
Ariz
69
Stan
60
F
UCIrv
70
HI
63
F

Feb 15, 2020, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(9) Maryland (21-4)

39

28

67

Michigan State (17-9)

31

29

60

No. 9 Maryland beats Michigan State 67-60 with 14-0 run
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:30 PM

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Anthony Cowan was the smallest and best player on the court when it was time for No. 9 Maryland to rally for a win at Michigan State to stay alone in first place in the Big Ten.

Cowan scored 11 of his 24 points in the final two-plus minutes, helping the Terrapins beat the Spartans 67-60 with a strong finish Saturday night.

The Terrapins (21-4, 11-3 Big Ten) scored the final 14 points of the game after trailing by seven with 3:24 left.

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said the 6-foot, 180-pound Cowan has always proved critics wrong, hearing doubters say the point guard is "too little" and "not good enough" his entire life.

"He is as tough as they come, pound for pound," Turgeon said.

Cowan had the last 11 points on three 3-pointers and two free throws. Jalen Smith finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

"That's four in a row for us on the road when everybody was wondering if we were ever going to win on the road," Turgeon said. "It means a lot whenever you beat Michigan state in this building."

Maryland was composed over the final minutes even when it trailed by seven points because it has a track record of coming back. It rallied from double-digit deficits to win five games this season, including one earlier this month against No. 20 Illinois.

"We've been resilient all year," Cowan said.

The Spartans (17-9, 9-6) trailed by as much as 15 points in the first half and by eight early in the second half before making a surge to take a lead they could not keep.

"Championship teams make championship plays down the stretch," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said.

Michigan State's Xavier Tillman had 18 points and 11 rebounds, but he gave Smith enough space to make a 3-pointer with 3:08 remaining to start Maryland's game-closing run. Tillman caught the wrath of Izzo after making the mistake on defense during the game, but the hard-driving coach was not as critical later in the night.

"Xavier was so tired and he didn't get out (to defend Smith)," Izzo said. "I would just say they made a good play and we had a blown coverage."

Cassius Winston had 14 points for the Spartans, who didn't have another player ready and able to make shots late when he was swarmed by more than one defender.

"You got to do that," Turgeon said.

DRAWING A ROAR

Michigan State's new football coach, Mel Tucker, fired up fans during the first half in a timeout break. The crowd roared again during halftime when Michigan State honored its 2000 national championship team.

BIG PICTURE

Maryland: With eight straight wins, the Terrapins have a one-game lead over No. 13 Penn State in the conference standings.

"We haven't won anything," Cowan said. "I still don't have a ring. My teammates still don't have a ring."

Michigan State: The team is simply struggling, losing four of five games and two straight at home.

"We're finding ways to lose instead of finding ways to win," Izzo said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Terrapins may move up a little in the poll. The Spartans became the first preseason No. 1 to drop out of the poll since Kentucky during the 2013-14 season and they will be unranked for at least another week.

BOARD BATTLE

Maryland grabbed one more rebound than Michigan State after having a huge advantage in the first half.

"We were down 23-10 on the boards," Izzo said. "Embarrassing."

UP NEXT

Maryland: Hosts last-place Northwestern (6-18, 1-13 Big Ten) on Tuesday night.

Michigan State: Plays at Nebraska (7-18, 2-12) on Thursday night.

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Leaders

Maryland PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Smith 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Tomiac 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Hall 0 0 1 0 0 0
G. Brown 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

MD MSU
Points For 67 60
Field Goals 23/56-41% 23/55-42%
Three Pointers 9/25-36% 4/19-21%
Free Throws 12/15-80% 10/14-71%
Offensive Rebounds 8 7
Defensive Rebounds 27 27
Rebounds 37 35
Blocks 2 4
Steals 6 4
Turnovers 10 8
Personal Fouls 14 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - MD Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 15 MD 67 @ MSU 60 D. Morsell 1 F. Loyer 1

Game Information

Stadium: Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Attendance: 14,797
Game Time: