Junior guard Kaila Charles scored 22 points, Blair Watson added 17 and No. 7 Maryland used a big third quarter to roar past Nebraska , 89-63, Thursday night for its eighth straight victory.
Standing alone atop the Big Ten, the Terrapins (23-2, 12-2) face No. 14 Iowa on the road Sunday with first place on the line. The Hawkeyes are one game back with four to play.
Maryland gained lone possession of the top spot last Sunday, bolting to a fast start in a rout of Rutgers. The Terrapins used a similar approach against Nebraska, hitting their first four shots for a 9-0 lead.
The Cornhuskers stayed within striking distance until Taylor Mikesell hit a pair of 3-pointers in a 16-0 run that made it 69-45 entering the fourth quarter.
Nicea Eiely scored 18 points for the Cornhuskers (11-14, 6-8), who have lost five of seven. Freshman Leigha Brown, coming off a 30-point performance against Purdue on Sunday, was limited to five points.
The Cornhuskers' first possession resulted in a shot-clock violation, and they had seven turnovers over the first four minutes while Maryland went up 14-4.
Nebraska never pulled even, and the Terrapins ended all suspense with their pivotal 16-point spree over a three-minute span. Brianna Fraser started the run with a layup and Watson closed it out with a buzzer-beating shot from beyond the arc.
Mount St. Mary's 76, Robert Morris 62: Vado Morse had 21 points to lead the Mountaineeers. Morse, a freshman guard from Bullis, shot 10-for-12 from the foul line.
Jalen Gibbs had 14 points and eight rebounds for Mount St. Mary's (7-19, 4-9 Northeast Conference ). Dee Barnes added 12 points.
Josh Williams had 16 points for the Colonials (13-13, 8-5). Jon Williams added 14 points. Charles Bain had nine rebounds.
The Mountaineers evened the season series against the Colonials with the win. Robert Morris defeated Mount St. Mary's 62-59 on Jan. 5. Mount St. Mary's faces Wagner at home on Saturday. Robert Morris faces St. Francis (Pa.) on the road on Saturday.
Delaware 78, Towson 71, 2OT: The visiting Blue Hens (16-11, 8-6 Colonial Athletic Association) outscored the Tigers (9-17, 5-8), 11-4, in the second overtime to win.
Brian Fobbs had 29 points for Towson and Ryan Allen had 30 points for Delaware. Fobbs made a 3-pointer with eight seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 64 and force the first overtime.
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Towson led 67-65 with 2:26 left in the second overtime before Allen made two free throws with 40 seconds left to tie the score at 67 and force a second overtime.