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Kaila Charles scores 23 as No. 20 Maryland women defeat Nebraska

Kaila Charles scored 23 points and No. 20 Maryland controlled the first and last quarters to defeat Nebraska, 87-69, on Thursday night.

Ashley Owusu added 16 points, Stephanie Jones (Aberdeen) 14 and Diamond Miller 13 for the Terps (13-4, 4-2 Big Ten Conference).

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Nicea Eliely and Leigha Brown both scored 19 for the Cornhuskers (13-4, 3-3).

Miller had a pair of 3-pointers in a 12-0 run in the first quarter and Owusu, who had two baskets in the run, hit a jumper in the closing seconds to give the Terps a 26-17 lead.

The Cornhuskers kept the game close until Maryland pulled away by making 11 of 18 shots in the fourth quarter.

The Terrapins shots 51.5% despite going 4 of 16 from distance. Nebraska had 20 turnovers which Maryland turned into 29 points.

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