Nigel Hayes scored 21 points, Ethan Happ had 20 points and No. 11 Wisconsin beat No. 23 Maryland, 71-60, in a foul-filled game Sunday at Madison, Wis.
The Badgers (22-5, 11-3 Big Ten Conference) overcame 27 points from guard Melo Trimble to stay in a tie with Purdue atop the conference.
Wisconsin, which shot 51% from the field in the second half, pulled away slowly, turning a six-point halftime deficit into a 12-point lead with three minutes to go.
“Those guys just dominated,” Terrapins Coach Mark Turgeon said about forwards Hayes and Happ. “We couldn’t guard them heads-up. We couldn’t guard them in a double-team.”
The teams combined for...