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Maryland women's basketball vs. Rutgers final score, with 3 things to know from the Terps' 74-59 win

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The Terps record a rather easy win against the Scarlet Knights.

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Maryland women's basketball recorded its fourth straight victory Sunday afternoon, as the No. 6 Terps cruised to a 74-59 victory over Rutgers.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough led the way for the Terps, finishing with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Brionna Jones put up another double-double with 14 points and 11 boards, while Brene Moseley had 10 points and a team-high 5 assists. Rutgers' Kahleah Copper led all scorers with 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field.

Maryland only committed 8 turnovers in the game, a stark-but-positive contrast to previous games. The Terps had given the ball away at least 15 times in six consecutive games, but that streak is no more. Both offenses were patient and careful with the ball; Rutgers only had 8 giveaways, as well.

The first quarter was played at a very slow pace, with both teams playing a very deliberate half-court offense. Maryland led 14-13 after the opening period, but began to establish control in the second quarter. The Terps went on an 11-2 run midway through the frame to open up a double-digit lead. At the halftime break, they led 34-21. Walker-Kimbrough had 9 points in the first half, while Jones had 8 to go with 6 rebounds. The Terps held Rutgers to just 8 points in the second quarter.

The offense showed up at the start of the third quarter, as Maryland poured in 11 points in the first four minutes of the second half. The Terps maintained a double-digit advantage throughout the period and stretched the margin to 18 points as Kiah Gillespie drained a three just before the buzzer. The lead was 56-38 entering the fourth, and Maryland extended it as high as 22 before the subs came in.

Three things to know

1. The early part of the game was played at Rutgers' pace. The Scarlet Knights have the best scoring defense in the Big Ten, but that's because they slow the game down so much. Maryland accepted that early on, staying patient on offense and getting good looks. Things sped up in the second half as Rutgers tried to start a comeback, but that's the Terps' comfort zone. Maryland's lack of turnovers Sunday can be attributed in part to the pace of play.

2. Maryland owned the offensive glass. The Terps grabbed 14 offensive rebounds to Rutgers' 6, and Maryland won the overall rebounding battle 37-24. In addition to Jones and Walker-Kimbrough, three more Terps (Kristen Confroy, Kiah Gillespie and Tierney Pfirman) recorded at least 4 boards.

3. There was a heavy dose of pink on display. As was the case on Wednesday, players on both donned pink headbands, shoes and warmups in honor of Kay Yow, the Hall of Fame NC State head coach who passed away due to breast cancer in 2009. "Play4Kay" was a national cause this week, and if you care to learn more, turn here.