By: Nolan DeMott
The Maryland Terrapins handily took care of the Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday afternoon, winning their 11th straight game, 92-56, while scoring over 90 points for the sixth time in that stretch.
The Terps came out a bit slow at the start, managing only nine points through the opening five minutes of the game. However, they quickly turned that around, going on a 27-4 run in the next ten minutes (extending into the second quarter) to open up a comfortable lead. In fact, the Terps have had a number of games this season where they only need one or two great quarters to carry them to victory. Going into the half, the Terps held a 46-27 advantage, and it only got more one-sided from there.
Maryland opened up the second half on an 11-0 run, truly putting the game out of Indiana reach. Maryland’s two leading scorers this season, Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, were tremendous once again in this one. Jones put up another 17 points to go with 14 rebounds, and Walker-Kimbrough led the team in scoring with 23 points on 9-16 shooting. In addition, freshman Destiny Slocum put together another stellar performance, shooting 3-5 from three-point range. At this point in the season, it’s clear that Slocum will play an important role if the Terps are to make a run toward becoming National Champions.
The Terrapins now have only five remaining games on the schedule. They return home this Thursday to take on Illinois.