Maryland eliminates UConn for the first time in program history

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Abby Meyers scored 18 of her 20 points in the first half, and Diamond Miller made a massive 3-pointer in the final minute to help No. 20 Maryland hold off a depleted UConn team in an 85 -78 beat the sixth-place Huskies on Sunday.

Shyanne Sellers added 19 points for the Terrapins (9-3), who won for the first time in eight games against UConn. The Huskies (7-2) lost for the second time in three games despite Aaliyah Edwards’ 25 points.

Maryland led 80-76 when Miller connected from beyond the arc with 35.8 seconds left.

UConn was without former national player of the year Paige Bueckers, forward Dorka Juhasz and rookie Ice Brady. The Huskies also lost leading scorer Azzi Fudd to a knee injury in a loss at Notre Dame last weekend, and point guard Nika Muhl was injured in a win over Princeton on Thursday night. .

Lou Lopez-Senechal had foot problems. She played on Sunday but picked up three fouls in the first half.

The Huskies turned the ball over 14 times in the fourth quarter against Princeton, and it was a problem again on Sunday when UConn had 22 turnovers to Maryland’s five.

The Terps had their own issues offensively – Miller went 0 for 7 from the field in the first half. UConn erased a 12-point deficit in the second half, but with the game tied at 62 in the fourth, Meyers threw a wild shot from southpaw while being fouled. She missed the free throw, but the Terps rebounded and the Sellers made a 3-pointer.

That five-point trip started an 8-0 run.


UConn: The Huskies can take a lot of positives out of this game. The rotations were a problem, but when they kept the ball they did an impressive job working for good shots. UConn shot 53% from the field that day.

Maryland: The win was big for the Terps, and it will likely look good on their resume no matter how many injuries hampered UConn. Meyers and Sellers did a good job leading the team offensively as Miller struggled, and Miller shut down hard to finish with 17 points.


UConn: The Huskies now have a little break, which they could clearly use. Their next game is against Florida State next Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Maryland: The Terps play at Purdue Fort Wayne on Wednesday.


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