COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Nick Martinelli scored a career-high 27 factors, Brooks Barnhizer added 14 factors and 10 rebounds and Northwestern held off Maryland 68-61 on Wednesday night time.

The Wildcats (20-8, 11-6 Large Ten) made 28 of 31 free throws, together with 10 for 10 by Barnhizer and 9 for 10 by Martinell, as they held on to 3rd place within the Large Ten and reached 20 wins for less than the sixth time in program historical past.

Jahmir Younger made two free throws to get the Terrapins inside two factors with lower than 10 minutes left within the second half, however the Wildcats responded and took their first double-digit lead of the sport when Matthew Nicholson dunked for a 55-45 lead with 6 minutes to go.

Maryland didn’t fade, and a fastbreak layup by Younger made it 60-55 with 3 minutes to go. The Terps compelled a shot-clock violation on Northwestern’s subsequent possession and Julian Reese transformed a layup to get Maryland inside 60-57. Northwestern scored the following 4 factors to go up by seven with 51 seconds left and Barnhizer went 4-for-4 from the road to seal the victory.

Younger scored 24 factors and made 11 of 12 free throws for Maryland (15-14, 7-11). DeShawn Harris-Smith had 14 factors and Reese 12. Maryland completed 17 for twenty-four from the road and made solely 2 of twenty-two 3-point tries.

Boo Buie had 12 factors, 4 rebounds and 5 assists for Northwestern.

After six lead adjustments and 6 ties within the first 13 1/2 minutes, Northwestern moved out in entrance on a sequence of free throws by Martinelli, who went 8 for 8 from the road within the first half. He scored eight consecutive factors for the Wildcats — all on free throws — serving to them construct a six-point lead with 5 minutes left within the half. The Wildcats led 29-24 after a primary half by which they went 14 for 16 on free throws and Maryland made 13 of 16.

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Northwestern hosts Iowa on Saturday within the first of three video games in eight days to shut out the common season.

Maryland hosts Indiana on Sunday.