COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Kaila Charles scored 23 points and No. 20 Maryland controlled the first and last quarters to defeat Nebraska 87-69 on Thursday night.
Ashley Owusu added 16 points, Stephanie Jones 14 and Diamond Miller 13 for the Terrapins (13-4, 4-2 Big Ten Conference).
Nicea Eliely and Leigha Brown both scored 19 for the Cornhuskers (13-4, 3-3).
Miller had a pair of 3-pointers in a 12-0 run in the first quarter and Owusu, who had two baskets in the run, hit a jumper in the closing seconds to give the Terps a 26-17 lead.
The Cornhuskers kept the game close until Maryland pulled away by making 11 of 18 shots in the fourth quarter.
The Terrapins shots 51.5% despite going 4 of 16 from distance. Nebraska had 20 turnovers which Maryland turned into 29 points.
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