INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mackenzie Holmes scored 17 points in her best game since injury, Grace Berger had a double-double and 14th-ranked Indiana beat No. 11 Maryland 62-51 in the quarterfinals of Friday’s Big Ten tournament.
Holmes, back in her sixth game after missing four weeks with a knee injury, shot 7-of-10 to lead the fifth-seeded Hoosiers in scoring for the first time since Christmas.
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Indiana (21-7) meets first-seeded, 13th-ranked Ohio State in Saturday’s semifinals.
Since fourth-seeded Maryland (21-8) joined the Big Ten in the 2014-15 season, the Terrapins had never been seeded at No. 2 or failed to make the championship game. They are now 19-3 in tournament games.
Berger scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, grabbed 11 rebounds and was 6 of 8 from the foul line. Indiana shot 40% and made 16 of 20 free throws to overcome 18 turnovers.
Ashley Owusu scored 21 points and came off the bench for Maryland while recovering from an ankle injury. Angel Reese had 14 points and 13 rebounds, but the Terrapins shot just 31%, including 0 of 12 from 3-point range in Maryland’s lowest-scoring game in tournament history and the second-lowest game of the season, 28 below the season average
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The teams split in the regular season, with Maryland winning the regular season finals 67-64 and Indiana 70-63 in OT on January 2.
Indiana led 18-13 after a quarter and 34-25 after the half as Holmes had 10 points.
Maryland went 41-39 on a fast break layup by Owusu, but Holmes responded with a three-point play. A turnover led to a layup by Berger on the buzzer and the Hoosiers went into the fourth quarter with a 47-41 lead.
The Terrapins were 4 of 19 in the fourth quarter.
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