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No. 5 Maryland Defeats No. 18 Rutgers 80-69

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Lexie Brown scored 19 points, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 17 and No. 5 Maryland remained unbeaten in the Big Ten with its 16th consecutive victory, 80-69 over No. 18 Rutgers on Tuesday night.

Maryland (22-2, 13-0) let a 12-point lead dwindle to 52-48 before Brown connected from beyond the arc to spark an 11-2 run that made it 63-50 with nine minutes left.

The victory moved the Terrapins one step closer to becoming the first team since Purdue in 1998-99 to finish with an unblemished record in Big Ten play. Maryland's last loss was against Notre Dame on Dec. 3.

Malina Howard had 15 points, Laurin Mincy added 14 and reserve freshman A'Lexus Harrison grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds for the Terrapins.

Betnijah Laney scored 22 and Kahleah Copper had 19 for the Rutgers (18-6, 9-4). The Scarlet Knights had won six straight since falling at home to the Terrapins on Jan. 15.

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