Plum Scores 32 as Washington Stuns Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 32 points, and Washington shocked second-seeded Maryland 74-65 Monday night to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 15 years.
Maryland (31-4) came in with a rich history of success in the postseason and a 10-game winning streak. The two-time Big Ten champions were also playing on their home floor.
None of that mattered to the seventh-seeded Huskies (24-10), who squeezed past Penn in the opening round for their first NCAA Tournament victory since 2006.
Washington led by eight points after the first quarter, gave the lead away by halftime but outscored Maryland 45-31 in the second half to eliminate a team looking for a fifth straight appearance in the Sweet 16 and, ultimately, its third successive trip to the Final Four.