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Ohio State-Maryland score update: Bucks lead, 43-26

LaQuinton Ross leads the Buckeyes to 43-26 lead over Maryland.

Kirk Irwin

With the Big Ten trailing two games to four in Big Ten-ACC challenge, the LaQuinton Ross and Buckeyes are doing their best to keep the conference within striking distance. Ross came out firing from beyond the arc, hitting his first four shots on his way to a game-leading 17 points, as the Buckeyes lead Maryland 43-26 at the half.

For the first time this season, Ross looked confident that his shots would go in. The junior from Jackson, Mississippi, has been averaging only eight points on the season, but surpassed that shortly into the first period. Ross was 6 for 8 from the field, as well as 4 for 5 from beyond the arc. Ross has been expected to take his game to the next level to make up for the loss of Deshaun Thomas to the NBA.

Former Michigan transfer Evan Smotrycz leads the Terrapins with nine points at the break.