Penn State's Ace Baldwin Jr. (1) shoos over Maryland's Jamie...

Penn State's Ace Baldwin Jr. (1) shoos over Maryland's Jamie Kaiser Jr. (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 10, 2024, in State College, Pa. Credit: AP/Gary M. Baranec

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Qudus Wahab scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against his former team, Ace Baldwin Jr. had 17 points and 11 assists to help Penn State beat Maryland 85-69 Sunday night in the regular season finale for both teams.

Wahab — who spent two seasons at Georgetown, played the 2021-2022 season at Maryland and went back to Georgetown before transferring to Penn State in the offseason — was 7-of-10 shooting. RayQuawndis Mitchell scored 14, Puff Johnson 13 and Nick Kern 10 for Penn State (15-16, 9-11 Big Ten).

The Nittany Lions scored 10 of the final 13 first-half points to take a 36-32 lead and then scored the first 10 points in a 15-2 run that gave them a 62-47 lead when Johnson converted a three-point play to cap the spurt with 10:53 to play.

Penn State, which made just 12 of 32 (37.5%) from the field in the first half, shot 60% (18 of 30) in the second half and led by double figures for the final 13 minutes. The Nittany Lions outrebounded the Terrapins 47-26.

Jahmir Young led Maryland (15-16, 7-13) with 16 points and Jamie Kaiser Jr. scored 13. DeShawn Harris-Smith and Noah Batchelor added nine points apiece.

Maryland is the No. 12 seed and plays 13th-seeded Rutgers in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday. Eleventh-seeded Penn State takes on No. 14 seed Michigan on Wednesday.

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Penn State's Puff Johnson, right, receives attention after a fall...

Penn State's Puff Johnson, right, receives attention after a fall against Maryland during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 10, 2024, in State College, Pa. Credit: AP/Gary M. Baranec

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