No. 18 Maryland beats Nebraska 97-86

Posted at 11:43 PM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 23:43:35-05

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jake Layman scored a season-high 26 points, freshman Diamond Stone had 23 and No. 18 Maryland beat Nebraska 97-86 in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals on Friday night.

Maryland led by as many as 23 in the second half before Nebraska closed to 92-86 with 1:37 to play. Damonte Dodd and Layman combined to make three free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

Layman was 8 for 13 from the field while scoring 20 points or more for the first time this season. His previous season high for the senior forward was 19 points.

Next up for the third-seeded Terrapins (25-7) is Michigan State on Saturday. The second-seeded Spartans advanced with an 81-54 victory over Ohio State.