Julian Reese, Maryland too strong for Nebraska

Julian Reese had 15 points and 16 rebounds and Jamie Kaiser scored a career-high 14 points off the bench as Maryland blew past Nebraska 73-51 on Saturday afternoon in the Big Ten Conference game in College Park, Md.

The Terrapins (13-8, 5-5 Big Ten) had four runs of 7-0 or more, got 25 bench points and turned 18 Nebraska turnovers into 25 points. Maryland also dominated on the boards, finishing plus-18 and converting 17 offensive boards into 18 points.

Kaiser, a freshman, made 4 of 5 3-pointers and Jahmir Young added 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Maryland only shot 40.6 percent but made 11 3-pointers, its most in a Big Ten game this season.

Nebraska (15-6, 5-5) dropped to 0-5 on the road in Big Ten play as nothing went right with its offense. The Cornhuskers shot 39.5 percent, 31.8 percent on 2-pointers, with CJ Wilcher’s 14 points that included four 3-pointers the only notable producer.

Maryland led 44-27 at the half, getting 14 points off nine Nebraska turnovers and adding 16 second-chance points. An 8-0 run upped the Terps’ margin to 52-30 with 15:36 to go.

A 7-0 Nebraska run cut the deficit to 57-39 with 11:49 left, but Kaiser hit his fourth 3-pointer and then Donta Scott dunked off the Cornhuskers’ 15th giveaway.

Twelve of the game’s first 15 baskets came from 3-point range, with Nebraska and Maryland each nailing six. The Cornhuskers hit four triples in the first 4:30 to lead 12-2, but Maryland used 7-0 and 8-0 runs to lead 26-20 with 8:04 left in the first half.

The Terps’ seventh triple paced a 9-0 run to give them a 37-25 edge with 3:51 left before the break.

Nebraska returns home Thursday to host No. 13 Wisconsin, while Maryland visits Michigan State on Feb. 3.