National Basketball Association
Michigan 85, Maryland 61
When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 24, 2018
Where: XFINITY Center, College Park, Maryland
Officials: # Lamont Simpson, # Mike Eades, # Terry Wymer
Attendance: 17415
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman packed a wallop with a career-high 28 points as No. 17 Michigan ran away from Maryland with an 85-61 Big Ten Conference victory Saturday afternoon at Xfinity Center.

The Wolverines (24-7, 13-5 Big Ten) have won five in a row heading into next week's conference tournament in New York. Michigan is assured of no lower than the fifth seed. If Penn State wins at Nebraska Sunday, the Wolverines can move up to fourth and earn a double-bye at the five-day event.

The Terrapins (19-12, 8-10) are locked in as the No. 8 seed, and will play the noon game Thursday following their worst home loss of the season and the most lopsided home defeat in coach Mark Turgeon's seven-year tenure at the school.

Maryland led 12-11 early after an Anthony Cowan layup, but the Wolverines went on a 25-6 blitz to take charge and hand the Terrapins just their third loss this season in 18 home games.

Abdur-Rahkman hit 6 of 10 3-point attempts in the first half, including Michigan's first three field goals on his way to 22 points at the break. As a team, the Wolverines were 11 of 19 behind the arc (57.9 percent) and 17 of 28 (60.7 percent) in building a 54-24 halftime lead. Abdur-Rahkman finished 6 of 13 from three, and 10 of 21 overall.

Jordan Poole added 12 points for Michigan, and Charles Matthews had 11 points, all in the second half. The Wolverines shot 15 of 31 (48.4 percent) from 3-point range for the game, and 29 of 57 (50.9 percent) overall.

Cowan led the Terrapins with 17 points and eight assists.

Michigan's lead had reached 32 points (56-24) with 18:55 to play on a layup by Matthews. Maryland cut the deficit to 19 at 5:37 on a Kevin Huerter driving layup that made it 73-54, but the Terrapins could get no closer.

Huerter and Bruno Fernando each had 12 points for the Terrapins.

Maryland's home losses this season have all been versus ranked opponents (Purdue, Michigan State and Michigan). It was the second loss to Michigan this year.

Abdur-Rahkman hit two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to secure Michigan's 68-67 win over Maryland in the first meeting at Crisler Center on Jan. 15.

-- Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Michigan   Maryland
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman 28 Scoring Anthony Cowan 17
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman 7 Assists Anthony Cowan 8
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman 8 Rebounds Darryl Morsell 9
Moritz Wagner 4 Free Throws Made Anthony Cowan 8
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman 1 Steals Kevin Huerter 1
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman 2 Blocks Kevin Huerter 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Michigan 85 50.9 15-31 12-16 18 29 5 6 8
Maryland 61 38.2 3-18 16-20 10 30 1 3 11