Terps Defense Dominates Clemson

The Terps used 18 points from Lynetta Kizer and 20 forced turnovers to defeat Clemson 71-51

The Maryland Terrapins defense held the Clemson Tigers (11-16, 2-9 ACC) shooting to 29% on route to a 71-51 victory. Maryland forced 20 turnovers and outrebounded the Tigers 48-33. Head Coach Brenda Frese was very happy with the team's defensive and rebounding effort.

“From the tip we wanted to be relentless and it starts with, I think, your point guard being extremely aggressive,” said Frese. “I thought Dara Taylor did a tremendous job setting the tone early and then I thought our post game did a nice job in terms of running the floor hard and being aggressive inside in the paint.”

Lynetta Kizer led the Terps (18-8, 5-6 ACC) with 18 points, including a perfect 10 for 10 from the free throw line. Kizer also finished with 7 rebounds. The Lady Terps also got positive contributions from Dara Taylor, who finished with 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Diandra Tchatchouang, who had 14 points and 6 rebounds.

Despite trailing 4-0, the Terps used a 7-0 run to put themselves up for good early in the first. A 13-2 run gave the Terps a 37-19 halftime lead. The 19 points allowed by the Terps was the lowest the team has allowed in any first half this season.

The Terps will travel to Durham, NC to play the #7 Duke Blue Devils (21-4, 9-1 ACC) on February 21st at 1 PM. Their final home game will be on February 28th against Florida State (21-4, 7-2 ACC).

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