The No. 8-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team defeated No. 12 Michigan, 88-63, in Ann Arbor on Thursday to pick up its ninth straight victory and to take a share of its third straight Big Ten championship.
Maryland (20-2, 16-1 B1G) was led by its four sophomores. Ashley Owusu led the way with 22 points, five rebounds and three assists, Diamond Miller added 17 points, nine rebounds and two assists. Faith Masonius scored 12 points and Mimi Collins poured in 10.
The Terrapins forced nine Wolverine turnovers and scored 14 of their 27 first quarter points off those takeaways in the first quarter. The Maryland defense helped the Terps open a 17-point lead at 25-8.
Maryland kept the defensive pressure on in the second quarter, forcing six more Wolverine turnovers. The Terps held Michigan without a field goal over the final five minutes of the second quarter to lead 46-26 at halftime.
Maryland has won nine straight games, dating back to Jan. 28. Maryland is 108-13 (.893) in league play since joining the Big Ten in 2014. The Terrapins own the all-time series over Michigan, 10-1.
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