National Basketball Association
Maryland 67, Penn St. 61
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, February 21, 2022
Where: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Officials: # Robert Riley, # Keith Kimble, # D.J. Carstensen
Attendance: 15184

Fatts Russell scored all 18 of his points in the second half and Eric Ayala added 10 of his 13 points after the break as Maryland ended its jinx against Penn State with a 67-61 Big Ten victory Monday night in College Park, Md.

Donta Scott added 12 points for Maryland (13-14, 5-11 Big Ten), which pulled away in the second half and held on to win its second straight while snapping a four-game skid against the Nittany Lions.

Penn State (11-13, 6-10) was led by Sam Sessoms, who scored 17 points. John Harrar tallied 14 points and 13 rebounds while Jalen Pickett added 13 points for the Nittany Lions.

Penn State had a 34-30 lead early in the second half before Russell and Ayala heated up. A three-point play by Russell followed by a 3-pointer by Ayala handed the Terps the lead, 38-34.

A few minutes later, consecutive 3-pointers by Russell and Ayala triggered a 15-3 run. Ayala added two more buckets in the spree and Hakim Hart capped it with a steal and breakaway three-point play as the Terps grabbed a 55-42 edge.

The Nittany Lions made it interesting as Seth Lundy started a comeback with a 3-pointer. In the final 43 seconds, Sessoms hit a 3-pointer and another jumper.

But Russell grabbed a late steal and made 8 of 10 free throws over the last 53 seconds to close it out.

In the first half, Qudus Wahab scored all seven of his points in the first five minutes to help stake Maryland to a six-point lead. Pickett retaliated for Penn State, hitting a 3-pointer, sinking an elbow jumper and making a steal to feed Lundy for a 3-pointer.

Late in the half, Dallion Johnson's 3-pointer gave the Nittany Lions a 28-24 lead before Scott got a bucket and Ian Martinez followed with a steal and breakaway layup to tie it 28-28 at halftime.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Penn St.   Maryland
Sam Sessoms 17 Scoring Fatts Russell 18
Jalen Pickett 6 Assists Ian Martinez 4
John Harrar 13 Rebounds Qudus Wahab 7
Jevonnie Scott 2 Free Throws Made Fatts Russell 9
Jalen Pickett 4 Steals Hakim Hart 4
Caleb Dorsey 1 Blocks Donta Scott 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Penn St. 61 47.2 8-19 3-5 9 31 2 7 13
Maryland 67 46.0 6-20 15-19 7 24 2 11 9