Kyle Young scored a career-high 18 points, Duane Washington Jr. also had 18 and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes used a relentless defensive effort to wear down Maryland in a 73-65 victory Monday night.

Young, a spirited 6-foot-8 forward, went 7 for 12 from the floor and grabbed four rebounds over 34 minutes. Coming off a 16-point effort against Iowa, Young sparked several key runs to help the Buckeyes (16-4, 10-4 Big Ten) secure their fifth straight win.

Young scored six points during an 11-2 run that turned Ohio State’s five-point halftime lead into a 46-32 advantage. After Maryland got within 10, Young scored five points and Washington popped a 3 during a 10-4 spurt that made it 58-42 with eight minutes left.

From there, Ohio State coasted to its first victory in College Park since the 1979 NIT.

The Buckeyes limited Maryland to 40% shooting and a 5-for-19 performance from beyond the arc. That, along with 10 3-pointers on the offensive end, was enough to get Ohio State its eighth win in nine games.