Diamond Miller scored eight of her 17 factors within the first quarter to assist No. 8 Maryland begin robust and Ashley Owusu had 22 factors in an 88-63 victory over No. 12 Michigan that clinched a share of the Big Ten title on Thursday.
The Terrapins (20-2, 16-1 Big Ten) can win the convention championship outright by ending the common season with a win in opposition to Penn State (9-13, 6-12) at dwelling on Saturday. Since becoming a member of the convention, Maryland has a minimum of shared the Big Ten title in six of seven seasons.
The Wolverines (13-4, 8-4) have been led by Naz Hillmon, who had 19 factors.
With a trapping press and an energetic zone protection, the Terrapins held Hillmon to 2 factors within the pivotal first quarter as they constructed a 27-13 lead.
Maryland did not have any hassle retaining a snug cushion, main by as many as 29 factors early within the fourth quarter.
Faith Masonius scored 12 factors and Mimi Collins added 10 factors for the Terrapins.
Michigan’s Leigha Brown had 14 factors and Akienreh Johnson scored 11.
Maryland: Coach Brenda Frese’s nineteenth staff on the faculty has received 9 consecutive video games, peaking on the proper time. If the Terrapins can win the Big Ten Tournament subsequent week, they are going to enhance their probabilities of getting a No. 1 seed within the NCAA Tournament and their shot at successful a nationwide title for the primary time since 2006.
Michigan: Hillmon scored her first factors after the Wolverines have been already trailing 23-6 and did not rating once more within the opening quarter. The star ahead completed with a stable scoring complete, however her staff could have a tough time beating elite groups if she begins to sluggish offensively.
Maryland: Senior Day is about up properly for a celebration, with a house recreation in opposition to the Eleventh-place Nittany Lions on Saturday, when the Terrapins can earn an outright Big Ten title.
Michigan: Hosts Northwestern in a matchup of groups hoping to enhance their seeding for the Big Ten Tournament.