No. 9 Maryland women’s basketball holds off Wisconsin, 79-70, for 10th straight win
By Tamira Madsen
Jan 17, 2021 at 6:43 PM
MADISON, WIS. — Maryland’s Mimi Collins has confidence in her basketball teammates’ abilities. She realizes that if Ashley Owusu or Chloe Bibby starts slowly, other Terps can pick up the pace.
Such was the case on Sunday as the ninth-ranked Terps beat Wisconsin, 79-70.
Bibby scored 19 points and sophomore Diamond Miller added 17 to help Maryland (11-1, 7-0 Big Ten) earn its 10th consecutive victory and 24th straight against Big Ten competition. Collins added 13 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.
Collins said that communicating and picking up energy in the fourth quarter helped Maryland push through.
“We’re still learning a lot and we’re quite young,” Collins said. “We know we can score the ball. That is not a problem for us. I think it’s really just our defense (performing well), and that creates our offense.”
Maryland entered Sunday’s game averaging 93.7 points to lead all Division I teams in scoring offense with a 93.7 points-per-game average. The Terps’ 79-point output against Wisconsin was their lowest in Big Ten competition and second-lowest of the season.
Maryland: The Terps have used a balanced scoring attack to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten. All of Maryland’s starters have double-figure scoring averages and reached double figures again Sunday.
Wisconsin: The Badgers utilized a strong scoring attack to stay in contention against Maryland. They also got a big resurgence from Hilliard, their leading scorer this season. Hilliard had scored only one point and had shot 0 of 7 from the field in the loss to Michigan.