MADISON, Wisc. — Shyanne Sellers scored 13 points in the first quarter and matched a career best with 21 points as No. 11 Maryland women’s basketball cruised to a 77-64 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday night.
Maryland (15-4, 6-2 Big Ten) built a double-digit lead five minutes into the game and led 28-15 at the end of the first quarter. Sellers was 5-for-7 from the field and 3-for-4 from long distance. She finished 9-for-12 from the field and also grabbed seven rebounds.
“I thought we came out from the tip and really set the tone, especially with Shy and Faith [Masonius],” Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. “They were really ready to help us on both ends of the floor and obviously the hot hand that Shy had was fun to see and they didn’t have an answer for her. Anytime you can go on the road and get a win in conference play, Ill take it.”
A 6-0 spurt pulled Wisconsin within 37-27 with 1:10 to play in the second quarter but the Badgers didn’t get any closer. The Terps led by as many as 22 points in the second half.
Diamond Miller added 19 points, including 16 in the second half, for Maryland, which has won eight of its last nine games and all 12 in the series with Wisconsin. Masonius had 11 points to surpass 500 for her career and Brinae Alexander added 10 for the Terps.
Avery LaBarbera scored 16 points and made four 3-pointers for Wisconsin (6-13, 2-6). Brooke Schramek added 13 points and Serah Williams has 12.
No. 11 Maryland at Nebraska
Sunday, 2 p.m.