COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Freshman Melo Trimble scored 21 of his 24 points in the first half, and No. 14 Maryland breezed past Michigan State 75-59 Saturday to sweep the season series and gain sole possession of first place in the Big Ten.

Trimble made five 3-pointers to stake the Terrapins to a 40-26 halftime lead, and the margin swelled to 20 with 10 minutes left. It was a sharp contrast to the first meeting between the teams, a double-overtime thriller on Dec. 30.

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In this one, Maryland (17-2, 5-1) sank 11 3-pointers and limited the Spartans (12-6, 3-2) to 3-for-17 shooting from beyond the arc. Jake Layman had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Terrapins.

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Playing its first season in the Big Ten, Maryland moved a half-game ahead of idle Wisconsin for the top spot and handed Michigan State its most-lopsided defeat of the season.

Branden Dawson had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans.

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