Women’s Top 25 roundup: Maryland blasts No. 4 Ohio State

Shyanne Sellers dominated with 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead Maryland to an 82-61 rout of No. 4 Ohio State on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in Minneapolis.

Brinae Alexander and Jakia Brown-Turner added 19 points apiece for the eighth-seeded Terrapins (19-12). Faith Masonius scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting and collected 11 rebounds for Maryland, which had a stunning 55-31 rebounding advantage.

It was the second straight loss for top-seeded Ohio State (25-5) and this one is expected to knock them off the No. 1 seed line in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes are just the third No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 8 in the Big Ten women’s tournament.

Rebeka Mikulasikova had 16 points and Taylor Thierry added 13 points for the Buckeyes. Cotie McMahon had 12 points and nine rebounds and Jacy Sheldon tallied 10 points for Ohio State.

Maryland will face either fourth-seeded Michigan State or fifth-seeded Nebraska in Saturday’s semifinals.

No. 1 South Carolina 79, Texas A&M 68

Kamilla Cardoso scored 17 points to lead the top-seeded Gamecocks past the ninth-seeded Aggies to reach the SEC tournament semifinals in Greenville, S.C.

Tessa Johnson added 13 points and Ashlyn Watkins had 10 for the Gamecocks (30-0), who reached the 30-win mark for the third straight season. South Carolina will face fifth-seeded Tennessee in the semifinals.

Aicha Coulibaly scored 26 of her career-high 32 points in the second half for the Aggies (19-12). Janiah Barker scored 11 points and Lauren Ware added 10 for Texas A&M.

No. 11 Virginia Tech 55, Miami 47

Georgia Amoore scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half and the top-seeded Hokies knocked off the ninth-seeded Hurricanes to reach the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals in Greensboro, N.C.

Virginia Tech (24-6) prevailed without three-time ACC Player of the Year Elizabeth Kitley, who is sitting out the tournament due to a knee injury. Clara Strack added 10 points for the Hokies, who will play Notre Dame in Saturday’s semifinals.

Jasmyne Roberts scored 12 points and Shayeann Day-Wilson added 11 for Miami (19-12).

No. 14 Notre Dame 77, No. 24 Louisville 68

Sonia Citron scored 26 points to help the fourth-seeded Fighting Irish beat the fifth-seeded Cardinals and reach the semifinals of the ACC tournament in Greensboro.

Hannah Hidalgo added 21 points, six rebounds and six assists for Notre Dame (24-6). Maddy Westbeld had 13 points for the Irish, who never trailed and led by as many as 22 points.

Jayda Curry scored 15 of her season-high 26 points in the fourth quarter for Louisville (24-9). Sydney Taylor added 13 points and Olivia Cochran had 10 for the Cardinals.

No. 17 Baylor 71, Texas Tech 60

Sarah Andrews scored 13 points and Aijha Blackwell added 11 points and nine rebounds as the fifth-seeded Bears defeated the 12th-seeded Lady Raiders to advance to the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

Bella Fontleroy and Yaya Felder had 10 points apiece for Baylor Auto Glass Shop Greesnboro (24-6), which will face fourth-seeded Iowa State in Saturday’s quarterfinals. The Bears never trailed and led by as many as 15 points.

Jasmine Shavers scored 20 points and Bailey Maupin added 15 for Texas Tech (17-16). The Red Raiders were outscored 19-10 in the final quarter.

–Field Level Media

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