When they hit their home court to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers Thursday night, the Maryland Terrapins had something to prove - at least that's what the numbers they put up would imply.
The Terps aimed to right their ship after a loss to Ohio State on Jan. 2nd, and with this 89-50 win, they may have done just that. Maryland looked to its veterans for consistent offensive production, both in the starting squad and off the bench.
Senior Malina Howard, who went 4-for-5 from the field against Ohio State, improved to 7-for-7 from the field against the Cornhuskers, finishing with a game-high 15 points. Redshirt senior Brene Moseley, chipped in 14 points, junior Brionna Jones posted 11 and nine rebounds, junior Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 11, and senior Tierney Pfirman had 10.
Maryland was also strong defensively, limiting Nebraska's top scorers to single digits and out-rebounding the Cornhuskers, 50-27. Nebraska shot around 30 percent from the field.
Though the Terps scored their fewest number of points-per-quarter in the final frame (16 to Nebraska's 14), they never lost the lead they worked to create from the opening tip. With about seven minutes remaining in the game, Maryland held their largest lead: 42 points.
Both teams used 12 players in the game, though it was Walker-Kimbrough, one of the Terps' starting guards, who saw the most playing time with 27 minutes of action.
Next up for the Terps is Iowa on Sunday, Jan. 10th in Iowa City.