Maryland coach Mark Turgeon knew the ball would be in Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon's hands.
The No. 24 Terrapins were ready in the final 7.8 seconds, and they turned away the No. 21 Hawkeyes from a third consecutive buzzer-beater with a 66-65 victory Tuesday night in Iowa City.
"The kid's made some incredible shots," Turgeon said. "I just hoped the luck ran out — well, I wouldn't say it's luck, he's a big-time shooter. I think Anthony [Cowan] got a finger on it on the way up."
Bruno Fernando scored 11 points for Maryland (20-7, 11-5 Big Ten), the last two of which came on a putback with 7.8 seconds to go that gave the Terrapins their winning margin.
Maryland gave up an 11-point lead over the final four minutes, but held on against an Iowa team that had won its past two games via buzzer-beater and had two looks at the basket in the final seven seconds. The Terrapins got 17 points from Anthony Cowan, who made five of 10 from three-point range and had eight rebounds.
Despite Iowa's furious comeback effort, which included Bohannon being fouled on a three-pointer, Turgeon was happy with how his team responded to Iowa's getting back in the game.
"They shoot five free throws, we've had the ball for 20 seconds and there was still 3:57 to go and it's a two-point game," Turgeon said. "It was crazy how fast we lost it. But my guys were tough [Tuesday].
"Iowa missed about seven wide-open threes for us. And we started to make shots. We got ourselves going and got our defense going."
Iowa (20-6, 9-6) had its four-game winning streak end. The Hawkeyes were led by Bohannon, who had 14 points, and Isaiah Moss, who added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 15 Purdue 48, Indiana 46: Matt Haarms used the cascading boos and profane chants as motivation. And when he was called for a double-foul in the first half and a technical foul in the second, the scrappy 7-3 center refused to back down.
Instead, he found himself in the perfect spot to make the perfect play with 3.2 seconds left — a tiebreaking tip-in to lift the Boilermakers (19-7, 12-3) over the rival Hoosiers (13-13, 4-11) in Bloomington, Ind. Purdue won for the third consecutive time at Assembly Hall for the first time in school history.
"It feels great to be public enemy No. 1, that's what it's about," Haarms said after finishing with six points, four rebounds and three blocks. "It's the rivalry. We don't like them, they don't like us. That's what it's all about for us, so it's amazing to get a win behind enemy lines."
Penn State 95, Nebraska 71: Lamar Stevens scored 16 of his 29 points in the first half and the Nittany Lions (10-16, 3-12) pulled away from the Cornhuskers (15-12, 5-11) in State College, Pa. James Palmer Jr. led Nebraska with 24 points.