No. 5 Maryland women top Northwestern 83-62


No. 5 Maryland women top Northwestern 83-62

Maryland continues its dominance in Big Ten play.

And now, after an 83-62 win over Northwestern in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament on Saturday, the fifth-ranked Terrapins advance to the championship game for the second straight time in two years in the conference. They'll face No. 19 Michigan State on Sunday.

Maryland used a second-half run to put the game away.

"I felt like that at halftime we should be able to separate," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "I thought (Northwestern) played as hard as they could in the first 20 minutes, but that is where you like to see that separation."

Brionna Jones had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Tierney Pfirman finished with 17 points and seven rebounds, and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brene Moseley each had 15 points for the Terrapins (29-3), who went on a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull away for their eighth straight win.

Northwestern's Nia Coffey scored 31 points to set a tournament record 100 points in four games. Allie Tuttle added 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting for the Wildcats (18-16), who have lost five straight to Maryland.

The 12th-seeded Wildcats went on an impressive run in the tournament. After winning just four league games and losing six of seven to end the regular season, the Wildcats won three games in three days to become the lowest-seeded team to advance to the Big Ten semifinals.

"In the big picture, what we did this week, the way we played, to win three games in three days," Northwestern coach Joe McKeown said. "I'm just going to look at it as a great experience for our team."

But after falling behind early against Maryland, Northwestern struggled to rally. Coffey made back-to-back 3-pointers in the first quarter to give the Wildcats an 8-7 lead before the Terrapins went on a 15-2 spurt and took a 22-10 lead when Walker-Kimbrough converted a 3-point play with 2:14 left in the opening quarter.

Coffey scored twice in a 12-2 run by the Wildcats in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 33-26 with 2:23 remaining in the first half.

Northwestern got no closer.

"I don't know if we got relaxed some with the big lead," Pfirman said. "We went into a major scoring drought. Offensively we just really weren't clicking."

Maryland led 37-30 at halftime and opened the second half with a 3 by Confroy before Walker-Kimbrough scored to put the Terrapins ahead 42-30 early in the third.

Not only did UMBC own Virginia on the court, they owned the Twitter world

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Not only did UMBC own Virginia on the court, they owned the Twitter world

They said it could not be done, no No. 16 seed would ever beat a No. 1 seed. The odds would be too great and the obstacle too steep.

As we all know, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), just proved that all wrong.


All season the top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers dominated their opponents. They dictated pace, held opponents to less than 55 points, and smothered teams by forcing turnovers.

The roles filled on Friday evening and with an up-tempo 74-54 victory, UMBC proved the impossible.

The hardwood is not the only place that UMBC owned last night, they grabbed headlines, attention, and thousands of fans (literally) on Twitter.

Someone grabbed a hold of the UMBC Athletics Twitter account and took the upset by storm.

It all started when Seth Davis poked the bear:

and they were relentless.

Oh yeah, I forgot Seth Davis:

Then they started get snarky and owning everyone:

As someone who graduated from a commuter school, I can relate:

More Seth Davis:

Back to Twitter:

I guess that application wave actually was a thing or people wanted to know what ‘UMBC’ stood for:

Game. Set. History.

Now here come the shots against other schools:

Yeah, don’t jump on this bandwagon Terps fans. Stay in College Park:

I did not take long for other social media icons to start reaching out:

Oh and Seth Davis eventually did apologize:

Started the night at 5,588 and jumped up to 51.7 K. No one cares what you think Steven:

If you liked what you saw thank Zach Seidel, not an intern, not a student athlete who provided those tweets last night.

Zach, you just earned yourself a raise and we’ll see you in the Second Round.

NCAA Tournament 2018: UMBC vs. Kansas State Second Round, time, TV channel, how to watch

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NCAA Tournament 2018: UMBC vs. Kansas State Second Round, time, TV channel, how to watch

After shocking the world and doing what no other team has done before, the UMBC Retrievers are not done yet.

Yes, UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed. And against a Virginia team that was the only dominant squad in all of college basketball, no one expected it (except Troy Machir).

Remember the Retrievers barely made it to the NCAA tournament with a buzzer-beater from Jairus Lyles.  

Lyles scored a game-high 28 points in their historic upset as the team went 50 percent from behind the arc with 12 three-pointers.

Up next they play No. 9 Kansas State who looked shaky in their First Round win over Creighton. Can the Cinderella run for the Retrievers continue? Either way anything they do would be a first for a No. 16 seed going forward.

Virginia and UNC UMBC will match up on Sunday in Charlotte, NC. 

Here is the NCAA Tournament information:


UMBC vs. Kansas State How to Watch

What: 2018 NCAA Tournament Second Round, South Region

Who: No. 16 UMBC (25-10, 12-4 America East) vs. No. 9 Kansas State (23-11, 10-8 Big 12)

When: 7:45 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 18.

Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

TV Channel: TruTV

Online Stream:  March Madness Live on

TV Announcers: TBA Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Grant Hill (analyst), Bill Raftery (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)

Twitter: @UVAMensHoops, @KStateMBB


UMBC vs. Kansas State Bracket Analysis

How They Got Here: UMBC (Auto-bid, America East Champions), Kansas State (at-large)

Previous Meeting: First Meeting

Next Round: Winner of No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Buffalo

South Region Bracket:

No. 16 UMBC vs. No. 9 Kansas State
No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Buffalo

No. 11 Loyola Chicago vs. No. 3 Tennessee
No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 2 Cincinnati

UMBC vs. Kansas State Betting Spread, Lines & Odds

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Against The Spread: UMBC is 4-1 ATS this season, Kansas State is 15-16 ATS.

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