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Ohio State vs Maryland WBB Game Thread

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February 5, 2023 at 3:05pm

This game will put the winner in third, the loser in fourth in Big Ten standings. Tipoff in about an hour.

The Maryland Terrapins (18-5, 9-3 Big Ten) host the Ohio State Buckeyes (20-3, 9-3 Big Ten) following Diamond Miller's 27-point performance in the Terrapins' 96-82 loss to Iowa. The matchup is at 4:00 PM ET on Sunday, February 5, 2023.Maryland lost to Iowa 96-82 in the team's last action on Thursday in spite of a team-high 27 points out of Miller. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 90-67 on Wednesday in the team's most recent action, led by Taylor Thierry's 25-point scoring effort in the victory.

Maryland Team Stats

Maryland heads into the matchup averaging 78.4 points per game, 13.3 more than the 65.1 Ohio State allows per contest. The Terrapins are 18-3 in games where they put up more than 65 points. The Terrapins hit 78.3 percent of their free throws as a team, the second-best mark in the Big Ten and 14th-best in the country. Miller knocks down six free throws per game to lead Maryland while connecting on 82 percent of her attempts at the line.

Ohio State Team Stats

The Buckeyes 84 points per game average is more than the 69.9 Maryland gives up. When Ohio State does reach the 70-point mark, it is 19-1 on the year. The Buckeyes are shooting 69.7 percent from the charity stripe as a team, good for 11th in the Big Ten. Cotie McMahon is leading Ohio State with 3.2 made free throws a game (shooting 67 percent from the line).

Maryland Players to Watch

Miller leads Maryland in scoring and rebounding with 19.0 points and 6.2 boards per game. Shyanne Sellers adds 15.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals for the Terrapins, and Abby Meyers averages 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Meyers paces Maryland's three-point shooting efforts, making two threes per game while connecting on 38 percent of her shots from beyond the arc.

Ohio State Players to Watch

Ohio State's top scorer, Taylor Mikesell, averages 17.9 points and 1.6 steals per game. Thierry paces the Buckeyes with 6.9 rebounds per game and adds 13.4 points, while Madison Greene leads the team with 5.0 assists per game while averaging 10.9 points. Mikesell helps space the floor for Ohio State, leading the Buckeyes by averaging 3.1 made three-pointers per game while shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc.

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