Northwestern women's basketball's stunning run at the Big Ten Tournament continues Saturday with the team's toughest test yet, a semifinal matchup with top-seeded Maryland. The Terrapins, ranked No. 5 nationally, won the Big Ten outright for the second consecutive year.
The Wildcats have won three games in three days — two as underdogs — and will be looking for a third upset and fourth win in a row. Here's a look at the bracket:
The Wildcats met Maryland twice in the regular season, losing both matchups. The first, on the road in January, was never really a contest, and Maryland came away with a comfortable 80-62 victory.
The second, at Welsh-Ryan Arena in February, was an odd game. Maryland stormed out of the gates and bludgeoned Northwestern in the first quarter. The Terrapins held a 25-5 lead, and then a 36-18 lead at halftime, but Northwestern came back into the game, cutting the deficit to single digits in the fourth quarter but falling 79-70.
Here's how you can watch Saturday:
Start time: 2 p.m. CT
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: WNUR 89.3 FM
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