No. 3 Terps Power Past Northwestern, 96-65

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#3 Maryland (15-1, 3-0)
Northwestern (13-4, 2-2)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Brionna Jones had 15 points and 13 rebounds, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 and No. 3 Maryland easily defeated Northwestern 96-65 Saturday to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten.

The Terrapins (15-1, 3-0) scored the first six points and never trailed in their third straight lopsided victory since an 87-81 loss to top-ranked UConn.

Freshman Destiny Slocum chipped in with 16 points and Kristen Confroy added 12 for Maryland, the two-time defending conference champions. The Terps and No. 11 Ohio State are the only undefeated teams in Big Ten play.

Nia Coffey scored 22 for Northwestern (13-4, 2-2) and Christen Inman had 17. Coffey, the team's leading scorer, failed to make a basket in the first half and fouled out with 8:15 left.

With the 6-foot-3 Jones leading the way, the Terrapins finished with a 47-30 rebounding advantage. It was Jones' sixth straight double-double and 10th this season.

Slocum and Walker-Kimbrough each scored 11, and the Terrapins made a half-dozen 3-pointers in taking a 45-22 lead at halftime.

Northwestern committed turnovers on its first three possessions and trailed 23-10 after missing 14 of 18 shots in the first quarter.

After the Wildcats opened the second period with a basket, Maryland resumed the onslaught. Slocum and Confroy each made a pair of 3-pointers, and Walker-Kimbrough also connected from beyond the arc during an 18-4 run that made it 41-16.

Northwestern went 8 for 30 from the floor before halftime. The Wildcats came into the game averaging 73.8 points and were coming off an 87-point performance in a loss to Ohio State.

The Terps are 6-0 vs. the Wildcats and are 2-0 vs. Northwestern at XFINITY Center. Brenda Frese is 7-0 vs. Northwestern.

The Terrapins will welcome Penn State (11-4, 1-2) to the XFINITY Center Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. matchup. For tickets, click here or call the Terrapin Ticket Office online at 1-800-IM-A-TERP.

The Terps-Lady Lions matchup will be streamed online through BTN Plus and can be seen at or the BTN2Go app. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.

The matchup can also be heard online through the Maryland Sports Network on 1300 AM in Baltimore, 570 AM in Washington and the TuneIn app.