Aronhalt leads Maryland past Wake Forest 86-60Wake Forest guard Madison Jones (1) passes the ball against Maryland center Alex Len (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in College Park, Md. Also seen is Wake Forest forward Devin Thomas (2). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Logan Aronhalt scored 13 points, Alex Len had 12 points and nine rebounds and Maryland routed Wake Forest 86-60 on Saturday for its most lopsided Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season.
Jake Layman added 12 points on four 3-pointers, Seth Allen and James Padgett also scored 12 points apiece and Dez Wells had 11 for the Terrapins (16-6, 4-5), who have won five straight against the Demon Deacons (10-11, 3-6) and improved to 14-1 at home this season.
Travis McKie's 15 points matched a season high but couldn't prevent Wake Forest from dropping its third consecutive game and falling to 0-5 in ACC road games. Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 14 for the Deacons.
Maryland connected on 35 of 52 shots from the floor (67.3 percent) and outrebounded Wake Forest 42-21 to snap a two-game skid.
The Terrapins' previous biggest margin of victory in a conference game this season came in a 94-71 home win over Virginia Tech on Jan. 5.
Three days after blowing a lead late in a 73-71 loss at Florida State, Maryland shot 73.9 percent from the field in the opening half (17 of 23). Taking command early against a foe starting three freshmen, the Terrapins sprinted to a 42-25 lead at halftime.
Len hit a short jumper from the left baseline and followed a miss with a slam, igniting a 16-2 run that expanded a 12-9 lead. Maryland held the Demon Deacons scoreless for a 7:09 span midway through the first half, with Wake Forest missing on 11 straight shots and twice turning the ball over.
McKie's three-point play got Wake Forest within 28-19 with 7:15 remaining in the first half, but Maryland reeled off the next eight points for a 17-point cushion. Wells finished off a 3-on-1 break, Padgett connected on a jump-hook, Allen knocked down a right-wing 3 and Charles Mitchell contributed a free throw during the spree.
The Terrapins led by as many as 30 in the second half.