COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Faith Masonius scored more than usual at a time when Maryland was struggling. She also gave a star teammate a pep talk that was apparently pretty effective.
“I was just missing layups, and even Faith was like, ‘Come on Diamond, you’ve got to make that,'” said Diamond Miller, the Terrapins’ second-team All-American. “It was just like, ‘I do got to make that.'”
Miller made all six of her field goal attempts in the third, scoring 13 of her 24 points that quarter to help second-seeded Maryland to a 77-64 victory over seventh-seeded Arizona in the second around of the women’s NCAA Tournament on Sunday night.
The Terrapins (27-6) advance to the Sweet 16 for a third straight year and the 11th time under coach Brenda Frese. Maryland trailed by a point after two quarters but ran past the Wildcats (22-10) in the second half.
Shyanne Sellers scored 15 points and Masonius gave the Terps a lift with 12.
Frese was coaching against her alma mater. She played at Arizona and graduated in 1993.
PHOTO INFO: Maryland guard Diamond Miller (1) goes up for a shot in front of Arizona guard Lauren Fields (23) during the first half of a second-round college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2023, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 77-64. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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