With his team trailing by two points, Ferrell hoisted another after a nice move to his left at the top of the key with 6 seconds to play.
This one was off target, but Ferrell got the rebound and put up an off balance leaner with under 1 second to play that missed as well and No. 19 Maryland was able to hold on for a 68-66 victory over Indiana in a battle for second place in the Big Ten.
Melo Trimble and Dez Wells each scored 18 point to lead Maryland (20-7, 8-4 Big Ten). The Terrapins improved to 15-1 at home this season.
Ferrell had 23 points, five rebounds and six assists for the Hoosiers. Troy Williams had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
IU led 61-59 with 1:49 to play after Williams followed a missed shot by Robert Johnson. Well scored quickly on the other end to tie it up.
Collin Hartman then had a chance to score at the rim quickly at the other end but missed.
When Jake Layman made two free throws with 19.2 seconds to play, Maryland had a 67-63 edge.
But Ferrell had another answer. His 3-pointer from the right wing in transition with 14.3 seconds to play pulled IU to within one at 67-66.
Wells then made one of two free throws with 12.5 seconds to play to put Maryland up 68-66.
Indiana (17-8, 7-5) had two good looks to either take the lead or potentially send it into overtime but Ferrell missed when the Hoosiers needed them the most.
IU shot 37.7 percent from the field but made 10 more 3’s against Maryland. IU was 10-of-25 from beyond the arc, 40 percent. In two games against Maryland this season, IU is 25-of-48 from 3-point range against the Terrapins.
IU is back in action Sunday night at home against Minnesota.