Charles, Jones help No. 13 Terp women edge Huskers 77-75
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Kaila Charles had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Stephanie Jones had the go-ahead free throws and a huge block with 13.9 seconds left and No. 13 Maryland held on to defeat Nebraska 77-75 on Sunday to secure the second-seed for this week’s Big Ten Tournament.
Hannah Whitish put Nebraska on top for the first time since the opening minute 75-74 with a 3-pointer from the right corner on an inbounds play with 48.7 seconds to play. On Maryland’s possession, Jones grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled at 26.3 seconds. After Jones made both free throws she came up with a block on Jasmine Cincore’s drive and grabbed the loose ball. Following a timeout, Charles made 1 of 2 free throws. The Cornhuskers had 13.2 seconds but Whitish’s 3 was off the rim as time ran out.
Eleanna Christinaki had 13 points for the Terrapins (23-5, 12-4) and Jones had 11 rebounds and seven points.
Whitish had four 3s and 14 points for Nebraska (20-9, 11-5), which will be the No. 3 seed for the tournament at Indianapolis beginning Wednesday.