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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | May 6, 2017

No. 1 Maryland fights off Ohio State for Big Ten title

  Maryland captured its second straight Big Ten title Saturday night.

Colin Heacock's goal with 3:27 left in regulation was the difference in No. 1 Maryland's 10-9 victory over Ohio State in Saturday night's Big Ten tournament title game. With the victory, the Terrapins claimed its second straight conference championship and earned an auto-bid for the 2017 NCAA tournament.

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Heacock's goal broke the eighth tie of the back-and-forth affair. The Terrapins and Buckeyes headed into the final quarter tied at 5-5 before Maryland edged OSU 5-4 in the final frame.

Connor Kelly led the Terrapins with five goals while five different players accounted for the other five. Ohio State had two multi-goal scorers on its sideline in Tre LeClaire (three goals) and Eric Fannell (two).

Maryland struck first three minutes into regulation before Ohio State and Maryland each traded three-goal runs to make it 4-3 Terrapins early on in the second quarter. From that point on, neither side scored more than two goals in a row.

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