COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Five Terrapins scored in double figures, but the Maryland women's basketball team (22-4, 11-2 B1G) fell to Purdue (17-10, 8-5 B1G), 75-65 at the XFINITY Center on Thursday.
Kaila Charles led the way for Maryland, scoring 14 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the contest.
Purdue led Maryland early, and took a 20-17 lead going into the second quarter. Headlined by a Kristen Confroy 8-0 run, Maryland was able to get back in front of the Boilermakers, 26-25, midway through the second.
The Terps were able to hold Purdue without a field goal for the final 3:38 of the first half, and took a 34-29 lead into the locker room. Confroy finished the first half 5-of-5 from the field and 3-of-3 on three-pointers.
Maryland came out strong to begin the second half, opening up a 10-point lead before Purdue responded with a 6-0 run of its own.
The two teams went back and forth throughout the second half, but Purdue was able to close it out down the stretch. The game featured seven ties and 17 lead changes.
Next, Maryland will travel to Minneapolis to take on Minnesota (20-6, 9-4 B1G) Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at the Gophers' Williams Arena.
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