The Maryland Terrapins defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 73-65 on Wednesday night. The Terps improved to 16-2 on the season, including 4-1 in the Big Ten.
Senior Dez Wells led the way with 17 points, but four Terps finished in double figures. Freshman Jared Nickens shot 4-of-7 from beyond the arc to finish with 12, while junior Jake Layman added 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Freshman Melo Trimble scored 11.
Some of the top plays of the night are below (once again, I'm limited by what BTN chooses to include in its highlight package):
Damonte Dodd throws down this put-back dunk in the second half after a Layman miss:
Layman takes it in for a thunderous first-half dunk:
With Maryland down four, Nickens drained this baseline three to bring the Terps within one:
With the Terps up one and under five minutes to play, Wells picked Myles Mack's pocket and finished at the other end:
And finally, Nickens had another big three here that extended Maryland's lead to four with two and a half to go:
All video courtesy of Big Ten Network