Postgame Notes: Maryland-Nebraska
March 3, 2018

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Maryland

  • With the win, Maryland now advances to the Big Ten Tournament Championship game for the fourth year in a row.
  • Maryland is 3-0 when playing in the Big Ten Tournament championship game, and undefeated In Big Ten Tournament play at 11-0. Their championships coming in 2015, 2016, and 2017 after joining the league in the ’15 season.
  • This is only the fourth time out of 12 meetings that a #2 seed has beat a #3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • The #2 seed is 6-3 in Big Ten Tournament championship games. The last time Maryland was a #2 seed going into the Big Ten championship game, they beat Purdue 74-64, in 2017.
  • Eleanna Christinaki grabbed 16 rebounds, six more than her career best of 10 boards in 2015. The 16 rebounds are tied for the seventh most in a single Big Ten Tournament game.
  • This marks Christinakis third double-double of her career, and only rebounding performance of more than 10 this season.
  • Maryland has beat their opponents by an average of 12.7 points in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Four players (Christinaki, Charles, Small, and Fraser) combined for 89 percent of Maryland’s scoring, or 59 of the 66 points.
  • Brianna Fraser added two blocks in the game, totaling her career blocks to 78, and tying her for 13th in career blocks in the Maryland record books.
Nebraska
  • Nebraska has an overall record of 21-10, which is a plus-14 win improvement from last season. That improvement is tied with Rutgers for the biggest improvement in the nation this season.
  • Nebraska is one of four Big Ten teams to produce 10 or more wins away from home this season and now have a 11-4 mark away from home.
  • The Huskers own four wins over USA Today/Coaches ranked foes – with three coming away from home (Nebraska 74, #20 Iowa 65 at home, Nebraska 52, #21 Rutgers 42 in Piscataway, Nebraska 92, #25 Iowa 74 in Iowa City, Nebraska 61, #24 Michigan 54, Indianapolis).
  • Nebraska held Maryland 15 points below their season average of 81.7 points per game.
  • Including the game vs. Maryland tonight, Nebraska has played nine games against top-25 teams this season.
  • Freshmen Kate Cain tallied two blocks and recorded her 100th block of the season. The 100 blocks are a Nebraska single season school record and place her ninth on the Nebraska all-time list for career blocks.
  • Cain set a Nebraska all-time conference tournament record for blocks in a season by an individual with nine.
  • Cain has totaled more blocks in her freshman season then the best of the next two freshmen all-time combined (Janet Smith-54 and Kathy Hagerstrom-42).
  • Nebraska recorded 29 bench points in the game and had 10 different players score.
Big Ten Tournament Notes
  • Eleanna Christinaki grabbed 16 rebounds, tied for seventh most in a single game in tournament history.
  • The 7,499 attendance for this session is the highest session six attendance in tournament history and most since the 2012 semifinals. The 7,499 is the 12th highest attendance for any session of the tournament.