ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Mark Donnal came down with the game's biggest rebound, and as Maryland players tried to take the ball away, a whistle blew.
"It's a little bit of a relief," Donnal said.
Donnal's crucial offensive rebound — and the timeout called by a teammate — allowed the Wolverines (13-4, 3-1 Big Ten) to keep the ball with the shot clock off, and Michigan held on for a 70-67 victory over No. 3 Maryland (15-2, 4-1) on Tuesday night.
Rasheed Sulaimon missed a 3-point attempt in the final seconds, ending the Terrapins' nine-game winning streak.
Zak Irvin scored 22 points for the Wolverines , and Derrick Walton had 12 points and 10 rebounds. It was Walton who called for the timeout with 14 seconds left after Donnal's offensive rebound.
"He was in a really tight spot ... he was like, on the baseline," Walton said. "I was just thinking a play ahead. Either way, if we can get the timeout, we still have the ball."
Maryland had been an NCAA-best 15-1 in games decided by six points or fewer since 2014-15. Jake Layman scored 18 points for the Terps.
"I think we gave them confidence in the first half. We let them get too many open 3s," Layman said.
Northwestern 70, Wisconsin 65: Bryant McIntosh scored 28 points to lead the host Wildcats to a rare win over the Badgers, in Evanston, Ill.
McIntosh scored all but eight of his points in the second half as Northwestern (15-3, 3-2 Big Ten) beat Wisconsin (9-9, 1-4) for only the third time in 17 games.