EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Miles Bridges played one of his best all-around games and had plenty of help from his teammates to turn a closely contested game into another lopsided victory.
Bridges had 15 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two blocks to help No. 1 Michigan State pull away and beat Maryland 91-61 on Thursday night.
"Miles had one of his more solid games," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. "He just made plays. Something I hadn't seen him do myself. And, his defense was a lot better."
The Spartans (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) went on a 15-0 run late in the first half to take control and led 44-32 at halftime. They refused to be content with the 12-point lead, building 30-plus point cushions in the second half by diving for loose balls, playing tough defense and finishing with a season-high 16 3-pointers.
"I can count on one hand losses like that," said Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, who has been leading college basketball teams since the late 1990s. "And, I've been doing this a long time."
Michigan State has been regularly routing teams, entering the game leading college basketball with an average margin of victory of 26.3 points.
NBA teams were well represented at the game with at least a dozen in attendance and they saw a lot of prospects playing for Michigan State.
Freshman Jaren Jackson, projected to be picked ahead of Bridges this year, had 15 points, three blocks and two steals despite playing just 4 minutes in the first half because he had two fouls and finishing with 16 minutes on the court.
"It's crazy what happens when you stay in the game," Jackson said.
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Nick Ward had 16 points and two blocks and Cassius Winston had 10 points and eight assists before fouling out for the Spartans.
The short-handed Terrapins (13-4, 2-2) had won seven straight. They recently lost Justin Jackson, a key player, and Ivan Bender, who started seven games, because of season-ending injuries.
Maryland's Anthony Cowman scored 26 -- one short of his career high -- and Kevin Huerter had 16 points.
"They were keyed in on Kevin," Turgeon said. "You lose Justin, everyone is going to key on Kevin more and it's hard for him to get a clean look."