After starting February with a win, Rutgers women’s basketball could not continue their success on Tuesday night. The Scarlet Knights welcomed Maryland to Jersey Mike’s Arena and struggled offensively in a 67-59 loss.
Maryland took control of this game early on as they outscored Rutgers by 13 points through three quarters. They were led by Shyanne Sellers, who scored a team-high 16 points. She got help from Bri McDaniel, who scored 14 points, and Jake-Brown Turner, who chipped in 11.
Although Rutgers continued to struggle against Big Ten teams, Destiny Adams had another big game. The New Jersey native scored 22 points and hauled in eight rebounds. The only other Scarlet Knight to score double digits was Lisa Thompson.
Now she’s feelin’ it 😉
— Rutgers W.Basketball (@RutgersWBB) February 7, 2024
After falling behind early, Rutgers struggled to take care of the ball. Maryland forced 22 turnovers, which led to 21 points. That allowed the Terrapins to build a lead they would never relinquish.
Additionally, Maryland was dealing from the free throw lining, shooting 67.9 percent. Rutgers only shot 55.6 and were unable to take advantage of their opportunities.
As Rutgers looks to put this game in the rearview mirror, their focus will shift to Michigan. They are set to take on the Wolverines this Saturday in Ann Harbor. While Michigan will be favored in that matchup, Rutgers will be looking to play the role of spoiler.