Maryland Defeats Ohio State, 75-61, to Extend Buckeyes' Losing Streak to Four Games

By Dan Hope on January 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm
Duane Washington drives against a Maryland defender

Joe Maiorana – USA TODAY Sports

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Ohio State is still winless since the turn of the calendar year.

The Buckeyes suffered their fourth straight loss to begin 2019 on Friday night, falling 75-61 to No. 19-ranked Maryland at the Schottenstein Center.

TEAM 1 2 F
OHIO STATE (12-5) 38 23 61
#19 MARYLAND (16-3) 45 30 75

Ohio State never led in the final 25 minutes of the game, as Maryland opened the game hot on offense and controlled the action throughout the second half.

The Terrapins took a 45-38 lead into halftime after making 63 percent of their first-half shots (15-of-24), including seven of 10 three-point attempts, while also making eight of nine free-throw attempts.

Duane Washington Jr. kept the Buckeyes in the game by leading all scorers in the first half with 11 points off the bench.

Ohio State started the second half on a 6-0 run, cutting Maryland's lead to one and forcing the Terrapins into a timeout less than two minutes into the half, but the Terrapins responded back with a 10-0 run of their own to take a double-digit lead.

OHIO STATE STAT MARYLAND
61 POINTS 75
23-59 (39%) FGM-FGA (PCT.) 25-43 (58.1%)
6-26 (23.1%) 3PM-3PA (PCT.) 11-17 (64.7%)
9-12 (75%) FTM-FTA (PCT.) 14-16 (87.5%)
10 TURNOVERS 19
26 TOTAL REBOUNDS 33
10 OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS 4
16 DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS 29
20 BENCH POINTS 15
0 BLOCKS 2
6 STEALS 8
8 ASSISTS 14

From there, the Buckeyes never cut the lead within six for the rest of the game.

Anthony Cowan Jr. led Maryland to victory with 20 points, while Bruno Fernando had 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Terrapins. C.J. Jackson led Ohio State with 15 points in defeat.

Going into Friday night's game, Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann had not lost four games in a row since February 2012, when he was the head coach at Gardner-Webb.

Ohio State, which opened the season by winning 12 of its first 13 games, is now just 2-4 in Big Ten play.

The Buckeyes' next chance to end their losing skid comes Wednesday, when they host Purdue at Value City Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be televised on BTN.

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