GAMEDAY Womens Basketball


Maryland 94, Minnesota 62


(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

By TODD KARPOVICH
Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Ashley Owusu scored 24 points and No. 9 Maryland completed a season sweep of Minnesota with a 94-62 victory.

Diamond Miller added 20 points with three steals and Katie Benzan finished with 17 points for the Terrapins, who have won five consecutive games by an average of 35 points.

Maryland (16-2, 12-1 Big Ten) stifled Minnesota with its pressure scored 23 points off 13 turnovers.

Kadi Sissoko led Minnesota (7-11, 6-10) with 16 points and seven rebounds. Sissoko has scored in double figures 12 times this season.

Maryland beat Minnesota 90-73 on Jan. 14 and has won all six games in the series.

Chloe Bibby added 10 points for the Terrapins, who shot 55%.

Maryland played uptempo and a layup by Benzan provided a 33-13 lead midway through the second quarter before Minnesota's Jasmine Powell scored and Sissoko responded with back-to-back field goals. Two free throws by Miller gave the Terps a 49-25 lead at the break.

The second half didn't get any better for the Golden Gophers, who lost their second straight game.

A 3-pointer by Taisiya Kozlova gave Maryland a 70-37 lead late in third quarter and coach Brenda Frese was able to freely rotate a lineup that consisted of just eight players the rest of the way.

The Terrapins took advantage of their size and outscored the Golden Gophers 44-26 inside the paint and outrebounded them 33-28.

February 20, 2021


Minnesota
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Sissoko F 31 6-14 4-6 0-3 1-7 3 2 0 1 2 16
K. Mershon F 16 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 2
A. Smith G 37 1-5 0-0 0-1 0-3 1 0 0 0 1 2
G. Hubbard G 21 1-5 3-3 0-4 1-3 0 0 0 2 3 5
J. Powell G 14 2-6 0-0 1-3 0-1 2 0 0 2 1 5
C. Strande 21 3-6 0-0 2-3 0-2 1 0 0 3 1 8
L. Bagwell Katalinich 18 1-4 3-4 0-0 1-3 1 0 0 0 1 5
K. Borowicz 12 2-4 0-0 2-3 0-1 3 1 0 3 1 6
G. Cumming 12 2-3 1-2 0-1 1-3 1 0 1 0 0 5
K. Sconiers 12 3-5 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 3 6
E. Hedman 6 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals   200 23-56
(.411)
11-15
(.733)
5-19
(.263)
7-28 12 3 1 13 15 62


Maryland
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Collins F 15 3-3 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 1 1 2 2 6
K. Benzan G 33 6-11 2-2 3-7 0-3 5 0 1 0 1 17
A. Owusu G 32 7-12 10-11 0-1 2-6 8 1 1 1 0 24
C. Bibby G 28 4-9 0-0 2-3 0-3 1 0 0 0 0 10
D. Miller G 26 6-12 6-6 2-6 1-5 2 0 3 1 3 20
F. Masonius 28 2-6 1-2 0-0 2-6 8 0 1 0 3 5
A. Styles 21 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 4 4
T. Kozlova 11 3-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 8
Z. Young 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 33-61
(.541)
19-21
(.905)
9-19
(.474)
7-33 26 2 7 5 14 94



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