Reese leads No. 17 Maryland Women past Michigan State 67-62
Angel Reese had 25 points and nine rebounds, Diamond Miller added 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 17 Maryland beat Michigan State 67-62 Thursday night for its fourth straight win.
Maryland’s second-leading scorer, Ashley Owusu, was helped off the field late in the first quarter after injuring her ankle. She was on the bench in the second half with crutches.
Shyanne Sellers, getting extended minutes due to Owusu’s absence, had nine points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals for Maryland (16-6, 8-3 Big Ten).
Maryland saw their lead reduced to two points twice in the final three minutes, but Reese had an answer each time. Nia Clouden sank a long 3-pointer off the top of the key to shoot it 62-60, but Reese made two free throws at the other end to regain a two-possession lead. Then, after two Michigan State free throws, Reese made a field goal down the hall with 25.9 left.
Clouden had a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 22 points for Michigan State (12-9, 6-4). Alisia Smith had 18 points and eight rebounds and Matilda Ekh scored 10.
Clouden closed out the third quarter by conceding a 3-pointer at the buzzer to shoot it 54-47.
Maryland flew to Michigan on Thursday morning after flights were postponed Wednesday due to snow in the Midwest. The Terps return home for a Sunday game against Nebraska.
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