The Indiana Hoosiers send Maryland home early this year by winning 62-51. The 2-time defending tournament champions could not get it together this afternoon. The Hoosiers were in control the whole game and pushed Maryland to the limit to send them home. Maryland struggled shooting from three-point land going 0 for 12 beyond the arc. this was the first time this year Maryland did not make a 3 pointer. Angel Reese was in foul trouble early and ended up fouling out with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Ashley Owusu led Maryland in scoring with 21 points. This was the earliest that Maryland has ever been eliminated from the Big Ten Tournament.
Indiana dominated the whole game shooting 40% from the field. Mackenzie Holmes was the leading scorer with 17 points, going 7 for 10 from the field. Grace Berger scored 16 Points and had 11 rebounds for the game. Nicole Cardano-Hillary scored 9 points with 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Indiana outrebounded Maryland 42 to 39 to lead to victory. The Hoosier defense held Maryland to 31% shooting and forced 14 turnovers. the team effort was a key to victory for Indiana
Indian with the two victories has bounced back from the past 2 weeks’ losing streak they were on. they are now #14 and looking to continue to bounce back into the top 10. Next up for Indiana is the #1 seeded Ohio State Buckeyes in the first semifinal game tomorrow.
Here is a link to today’s photos: Indiana vs Maryland Photo Gallery