The Terps were held to their lowest scoring output of the season in Happy Valley, but they still walked away with a convincing win in Happy Valley, knocking off Penn State 62-39.
Other than giving up 16 offensive rebounds, Maryland dominated Penn State defensively, holding the Nittany Lions to 20.6 percent shooting and 11.1 from three. After giving up a 7-0 run to start the game, Maryland only gave up 31 points over the final 35 minutes.
The defense will be the big story coming out of tonight's game, but there were some encouraging signs offensively as well. Jordan Williams got 15 points and 11 rebounds while only taking 10 shots from the field. Dino Gregory was one rebound from a double-double, and Sean Mosley snapped out of his shooting slump, connecting on two threes late in the first half that helped Maryland begin to pull away.
The Big Ten came out on top of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, but the ACC can be plenty proud of the Terps' effort. In their first true road game of the season, they held their opponent under 40 points. That's awfully impressive, no matter how you slice it.