Everything seemed to be going Maryland’s way Sunday night against Illinois at State Farm Center.
Until it wasn’t.
And then, with less than a second left in overtime, it was again.
A free throw by sophomore guard Anthony Cowan Jr. with 0.6 of a second left gave the Terps a 92-91 victory over Illinois.
Cowan, who finished with a career-high 27 points, saved the Terps from losing for the fourth time in five games and starting the Big Ten 0-2 for the first time since Maryland joined the league four years ago.
It also prevented Maryland (7-3, 1-1) from suffering its worst collapse in Mark Turgeon’s seven years as the team’s coach.
“We’ve lost a couple of...