LINCOLN, Neb. — Sophomore Shyanne Sellers finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 11 Maryland never trailed in a 69-54 victory over Nebraska on Sunday.
Sellers made 6 of 12 shots with a 3-pointer and sank 7 of 8 free throws for the Terps (16-4, 7-2 Big Ten Conference). It was her first double-double of the season and the second of her career. Diamond Miller added 18 points, five rebounds and two blocks.
“I think you saw the competitiveness of our locker room, and just a terrific response from the last time we played Nebraska,” Terps coach Brenda Frese said. “I loved the mentality we came out with on both ends of the floor but defensively to hold them to a half like we did, I thought was really important. We’re going to have to have nights like that, especially tonight when we didn’t shoot the ball as well as we typically do. I thought these two [Sellers and Miller] really set the tone, both ends of the floor, and just being really aggressive, getting to the free-throw line, 37 free-throw attempts was big for us.”
Miller scored 14 points in the first half and Maryland held Nebraska to 16.7% shooting to take a 37-14 lead. The Cornhuskers missed 20 of 24 shots from the floor, including 10 of 11 shots from 3-point range. No Cornhusker had more than one basket at halftime.
Jaz Shelley scored seven points as Nebraska won the third quarter, 20-18, but still trailed 55-34 heading to the final period.
Shelley finished with 10 points to lead the Cornhuskers (12-8, 4-5). Sam Haiby had 12 rebounds to go with nine points. Annika Stewart scored nine points off the bench on 4-of-5 shooting.
Nebraska shot 31% overall and Maryland shot 30%. The Cornhuskers hit 5 of 27 from 3-point range (19%), while the Terps made 4 of 18 from distance (22%). Nebraska made only 11 of 20 free throws, while Maryland sank 25 of 37.
Maryland leads the all-time series 16-1. Nebraska’s lone win was a 90-67 rout at Maryland earlier this season. Shelley hit six 3-pointers and finished with 29 points as the Cornhuskers outscored the Terps, 59-31, in the second half.
“Two road wins since we’ve been on this swing, so we’re happy to be going home with two wins,” Frese said.
No. 14 Michigan at No. 11 Maryland
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
TV: Big Ten Network