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#4 Maryland Moves Past Minnesota, 92-80

Maryland Athletics
3-3-2017
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#2 Maryland (28-2)

INDIANAPOLIS – Paced by 28 points from senior Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, the No. 4 Maryland women’s basketball team topped Minnesota 92-80 in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Friday.

Walker-Kimbrough made six 3-pointers and went 7-for-7 from the field against the Golden Gophers.

Freshman Kaila Charles added 15 points and senior Brionna Jones had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Maryland (27-2), which hit 11 3-pointers and scored 28 points off 19 Gophers turnovers. Freshman Destiny Slocum added 13 for the Terrapins.

Minnesota's bench outscored Maryland's reserves 41-15, but the Terps shot 52 percent from the floor while Minnesota (15-16) finished at 44 percent.

Minnesota's only lead was 4-0 in the first quarter before a 14-2 run gave Maryland the lead for good.

With six assists in Friday’s game, Slocum broke the Maryland freshman assists record of 171 set by Dara Taylor in 2010. She hit two threes as well to top the program’s rookie record of 59 made in the season, set by Kristi Toliver in 2006. Slocum is up to 174 assists and 60 three-pointers.

Maryland will play the winner of Michigan-Michigan State in the Big Ten Semifinals Saturday at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Top-seeded Ohio State will take on fifth-seeded Purdue in the first semifinal at 4 p.m.

The Saturday night contest will be televised around the world on the Big Ten Network, the BTN2Go app and BTN2Go.com. Click here for your channel number for BTN. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.

With a win Saturday night, the Terrapins will play in Sunday’s Championship game at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. For tickets, matchups and more on the Big Ten Tournament, click here.

Maryland is 7-0 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament after winning the Tournament title in its first two seasons in the league. Since joining the Big Ten in the 2014-15 season, the Terrapins are 56-3 vs. conference opponents.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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