Charles Leads Terps to Big Ten Semifinals

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March 2, 2018 || Bankers Life Fieldhouse

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sophomore Kaila Charles scored 24 points with seven rebounds to lead second-seeded Maryland (24-6) past Indiana, 67-54, in the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals Friday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Freshman Channise Lewis, sophomore Stephanie Jones and junior Brianna Fraser added 10 points each and No. 17 Maryland held Indiana scoreless over the final minute of play to advance to the Big Ten Semifinals.

The No. 7 seed Indiana (17-14) came as close as 54-51 on a pair of Amanda Cahill free throws with 4:34 remaining but the Terps scored the next six points until Indiana scored again with a minute left and the Hoosiers didn't get closer than six.

Cahill led Indiana with 17 points, Tyra Buss added 13 and Bendu Yeaney 10. The Hoosiers shot 39 percent (20 of 51) and were out-rebounded 39-26.

The game was close throughout with Maryland holding one-point leads at the end of the first and second quarters before edging away in the second half.

Terrapins advanced to Saturday’s Big Ten Semifinals at approximately 8 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. They will face third-seeded Nebraska (21-9). Saturday's game will be streamed online through and the BTN2Go app. Fans can watch with their cable login information. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here. For more on the Big Ten Tournament, click here.

Maryland is 10-0 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament and 7-0 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, after winning three straight Big Ten Tournament titles, all under head coach Brenda Frese

Charles was named to the All-Big Ten First Team by both the coaches and the media panel. Junior Eleanna Christinaki and senior Kristen Confroy earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors from the coaches and the media as well. Fifth-year senior Ieshia Small was voted the Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year.

Maryland is ranked No. 17 in the Associated Press poll and No. 13 in the USA Today Coaches poll.