Huskies’ women upset Maryland in NCAA tournament, reach Sweet 16

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COLLEGE PARK, MD – Many didn’t give the Washington Huskies women’s basketball team much of a chance against the Maryland Terrapins in their own backyard.  In fact,  Maryland held a 124-6 all-time record against non-conference opponents at the Xfinity Center in College Park.  But behind Kelsey Plum’s 32 points and 7 assists, the seven-seeded Huskies upset the number two-seeded Terrapins,  74-65 on Monday.

Talia Walton added 20 points, and Chantel Osahor grabbed 15 rebounds as Washington advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the 2001 season.  The Huskies will take on the three-seeded, Kentucky Wildcats on Friday at 4pm Pacific time in Lexington.

The Huskies pulled away in the third quarter outscoring Maryland 20-8 in the frame.

One sour note for the Huskies as Mathilde Gilling  had to be carried off the floor in the fourth quarter because of an apparent leg injury.