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Maryland 106, Penn State 69

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Stephanie Jones scored 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds and No. 10 Maryland clamped down defensively in the second half to roll to a 106-69 win over Penn State.

The Terrapins, who only led 46-45 at halftime, won their 11th straight while the Nittany Lions lost their 11th straight.

Diamond Miller and Shakira Austin, who had eight rebounds, added 16 points apiece for Maryland (22-4, 13-2 Big Ten Conference), Ashley Owusu had 14 points with eight assists and Kalia Charles and Taylor Mikesell picked up 11 points each.

Kamaria McDaniel led Penn State (7-19, 1-14) with 22 points, her 11th 20-point game of the season, Siyeh Frazier added 16 and Alisia Smith 10.

Coming off an emotional win over No. 17 Iowa in a showdown for first place, the Terrapins didn't play a lot of defense in the first half. They allowed the Nittany Lions to shoot 61% (17 of 28) and McDaniel to score 15 points, including going 7 of 8 from the foul line.

The second half was a different story with Maryland scoring the first six points and last six points of the third quarter, outscoring PSU 32-12 to take a 78-56 lead. The Terrapins were 14 of 20, the Nittany Lions 3 of 14 and had five turnovers while getting outrebounded by 10.

The trend continued in the fourth quarter as Maryland turned the late surge in the third quarter into a 16-0 run, seven points coming from Austin. The Terrapins shot 65% (24 of 37) in the second half to finish at 58% for the game. Penn State was 8 of 32 in the second half to finish at 42% for the game.

Bridging halftime, Maryland made 10 straight shots while Penn State missed 10 straight during one stretch.

The Terrapins had a 45-26 rebounding advantage with 15 offensive boards leading to 21 second-chance points. They also turned 22 PSU turnovers into 29 points.

Associated Press

February 16, 2020

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