Brionna Jones' Double-double Leads No.3 Maryland Past Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Brionna Jones scored 17 points and added 14 rebounds, and No. 3 Maryland beat Purdue 85-70 Thursday night for the Terrapins’ 10th straight win.

Brianna Fraser had 18 points and six rebounds, Ieshia Small finished with 14 points and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 12 for Maryland (22-1, 10-0 Big Ten).

Ashley Morrissette scored 14 points to lead Purdue (14-9, 5-4). Andreona Keys added 13 points and Dominique McBryde had 12.

The Terrapins shot 44 percent from the floor (31 for 70) and finished with 16 assists.

Maryland’s reserves outscored Purdue’s 13-4 in the first half, and finished with a 34-18 edge. The Terps outrebounded the Boilermakers 22-12 in the first two quarters, leading to a 10-2 advantage in second-chance points, and 45-38 for the game.

The Terps also outscored Purdue 46-36 in the paint.

The Boilermakers led twice during the first half, and only trailed by eight at halftime.

BIG PICTURE: Maryland’s only loss of the season was a six-point defeat to No. 1-ranked and record-setting Connecticut on Dec. 29. Since then, the Terps have won eight of their 10 straight by double digits. With six games remaining, Maryland will strive toward finishing undefeated in Big Ten play.

POLL IMPLICATIONS: Maryland won’t play a ranked team until Feb. 20, when it visits No. 14 Ohio State. The Terps are 2-1 this season against ranked opponents, with wins over then-No. 23 Arizona State and then-No. 7 Louisville.

UP NEXT

Maryland travels to Indiana on Sunday.

Purdue visits Illinois on Sunday.

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