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NCAAW Preview: No. 9 Maryland faces Nebraska as Frese goes for 500 program wins

The No. 9 Maryland Terrapins are on the road to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers as head coach Brenda Frese attempts to earn her 500th win with Maryland. The Big Ten leaders have never lost to Nebraska in program history.

Wisconsin v Maryland
Ashley Owusu is on the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award watch list.
Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images

The No. 9 Maryland Terrapins are in Lincoln, Neb. playing against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET (FS1). A win today would give Maryland head coach Brenda Frese her 500th win with the Maryland program and her 548th career win. The Terrapins are 12-0 in program history against the Cornhuskers and won last year’s matchup in convincing fashion, 87-69.

Maryland is playing for just the fourth time since Jan. 17 as they have had three games postponed due COVID-19 and general safety issues. Nebraska has lost their last three games, most recently to Iowa on Thursday, and are .500 in league play.

Maryland is led by sophomore Ashley Owusu, who is scoring 18.9 points per game this season and is one of four Terrapins who averages double figures. Diamond Miller is scoring 17.1 points and leads the team with 13 blocks. Senior guard Katie Benzan is scoring 15.5 points and is shooting an astounding 53 percent from beyond the arc on seven attempts per game. Lastly, senior Chloe Bibby is scoring 14.4 points and is second on the team in rebounding with 6.9 boards per contest.

Nebraska’s Sam Haiby leads the team with 18.1 points and 4.1 assists. Haiby has reached 20 points in five of her last six games. Sophomore forward Isabelle Bourne is averaging 13.1 points and is the team’s second-leading rebounder with 7.2 boards per contest. Bourne has doubled her scoring from her freshman season, when she averaged just 5.9 points.

Here’s what to expect from the matchup and how to watch:

Game Information

No. 9 Maryland Terrapins (13-2, 9-1 Big Ten) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-8, 7-7 Big Ten)

When: Sunday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m. ET

Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE

How to watch/listen: Fox Sports 1/Radio: Nebraska Audio

What to watch: Maryland has a point-differential of 18.2 points while Nebraska’s point-differential is -1.1 points. Nebraska has a tough task ahead of them as they face the highest scoring team in the Big Ten as Maryland averages 91.5 points. Nebraska averages 67.7 points while Maryland is giving up 73.3 points. The scoring battle between Owusu and Haiby should be something to watch.