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Nebraska (21-11) vs. Maryland (31-3)

What -- NCAA tournament second-round game

Where -- Comcast Center, College Park

Time -- 9:30 (approx.)


What to watch -- This is the first meeting between the two schools. ... The Cornhuskers, seeded eighth in the NCAA tournament, finished sixth in the Big 12 regular season and were knocked out by 11th-seeded Kansas in the first round of the conference tournament. ... Though Nebraska has made seven previous NCAA tournament appearances, the school has never advanced to the regional semifinals, losing in the second round three times. ... Junior Kelsey Griffin, a 6-foot-2 forward, leads the Cornhuskers in scoring (15.5) and rebounding (7.2). ... Griffin had 26 points in Nebraska's 61-58 win over Xavier in Sunday's first-round game. ... The Huskers start three guards, junior Tay Hester, sophomore Yvonne Turner and freshman Dominique Kelley, though freshman reserve guard Kaitlyn Burke leads the team in assists and three-pointers attempted and made. ... Maryland has made six Sweet 16 visits in its previous 16 NCAA tournament appearances, but has only gotten past the second round once in coach Brenda Frese's five previous seasons. ... Senior All-America forward Crystal Langhorne has scored in double figures in all 11 of her NCAA tournament appearances. Her 25-point and 12-rebound performance in Sunday's 80-66 win over Coppin State was the fifth NCAA tournament double double of her career. ... Junior point guard Kristi Toliver has hit at least one three-pointer in each of her nine tournament games. ... Freshman guard Marah Strickland (Towson Catholic) has missed only two free throws all season, but missed one Sunday.

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