By Jack Ryan
Anthony Cowan scored 20 points and 9th-ranked Maryland held on to beat No. 20 Illinois 75-66.
The Terps (19-4, 9-3 Big Ten) took sole possession of first place in the conference with the win. Illinois (16-7, 8-4) fell into second place.
Illinois led by as many as 14 points midway through the first half, but the Terrapins fought back and pulled to within 42-40,with a 3-pointer by Wiggins at the halftime buzzer.
Maryland opened the second half with an 11-0 run to take a lead it never relinquished. Ayo Dosunmu led Illinois with 16 points. Andres Feliz added 12.