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Improved free-throw shooting plays big part in No. 19 Maryland's six-game winning streak

Improved free-throw shooting plays big part in No. 19 Maryland's six-game winning streak

As Maryland’s field-goal drought in the second half of Monday’s game against Wisconsin dragged on — eventually lasting more than 10 minutes — the Terps saw what had been a 21-point lead evaporate and turn into a one-point deficit with a little over two minutes left at Xfinity Center.

Lost in the dramatic nature of what would become a 64-60 victory was the way the 19th-ranked Terps continued to hit free throws. Though overshadowed by Anthony Cowan Jr.’s go-ahead 3-pointer with 44 seconds remaining, efficiency at the foul line helped pull Maryland to its sixth straight victory.

During that stretch when coach Mark Turgeon’s team couldn’t hit shots at one end and couldn’t stop the...

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