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Maryland senior guard Miller is a unanimous first-team all-big Ten selection


Diamond Miller made it three straight seasons on the all-big Ten team as she and her Maryland teammates piled up the all-conference awards Tuesday.

The senior guard was a unanimous first-team selection by both the media and the coaches after being named to the second team as a junior and the first team as a sophomore by both voting groups. She is expected to be one of the top picks in the WNBA draft after leading the Terrapins with 19.9 points (third in the conference) and 6.4 rebounds. Her scoring average is the highest for a Maryland player since twotime WNBA all-star Brionna Jones in 2016-17.

Sophomore guard Shyanne Sellers was named first team by the media and second team by the coaches while also being voted to the all-defense team by both groups. Senior guard Abby Meyers earned second-team honors from both voting groups, and senior forward Faith Masonius received the sportsmans­hip award.

Iowa guard and national play

er of the year candidate Caitlin Clark was named conference player of the year, Indiana center Mackenzie Holmes was voted defensive player of the year, and Indiana’s Teri Moren was tabbed

coach of the year.

The Big Ten tournament begins Wednesday with No. 13 seed Penn State facing No. 12 seed Minnesota and No. 14 seed Northweste­rn playing No. 11 seed


Maryland (24-5, 15-3) finished tied with Iowa for the secondbest record in the Big Ten and has the No. 3 seed and a double bye in the conference tournament.

Illinois, the No. 6 seed, faces the winner of Northweste­rn and Rutgers on Thursday, and Maryland will play the winner of that game in the quarterfin­als at 9 p.m. Friday.

— Kareem Copeland

• VIRGINIA TECH: The Hokies’ Elizabeth Kitley was named ACC player of the year for the second straight season.

Kitley repeated after averaging 18.8 points and a league-best 10.7 rebounds. She also became the Hokies’ all-time leading scorer.

• TCU: Raegan Pebley is stepping down as the Horned Frogs’ women’s coach at the end of the regular season.

Pebley, in her ninth season at TCU, told her team about her decision Monday after meeting with Athletic Director Jeremiah Donati and sharing with him that she felt it was time for a change.

The Horned Frogs (7-20, 1-15 Big 12) play at Texas Tech on Wednesday.

Golden Eagles clinch top seed

Tyler Kolek had 21 points and 10 assists as the sixth-ranked Marquette men (24- 6, 16-3) clinched their first outright Big East regular season championsh­ip by cruising past Butler, 72-56, in Indianapol­is.

The win was the fifth in a row for surprising Marquette, which was picked ninth by the league’s coaches in the preseason. Butler fell to 14-16 and 6-13.


63: Jalen Wilson scored 21 points in his Allen Fieldhouse farewell as the third-ranked Jayhawks (25-5, 13-4) held off the Red Raiders (16-14, 5-12) in Lawrence, Kan., to clinch at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title.

• IOWA 90, INDIANA 68: Kris Murray scored 26 points and Tony Perkins flirted with the first triple-double in Hawkeyes history as Iowa (19-11, 11-8 Big Ten) routed the 15th-ranked Hoosiers (20-10, 11-8) in Bloomingto­n, Ind.

Perkins had 23 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high eight assists.

• AMERICAN 64, BUCKNELL 59: Johnny O’neil scored 19 points to lift the Eagles (16-14) past the Bison (12-19) in the first round of the Patriot League tournament at Bender Arena.

American will face No. 2 seed Navy on Thursday at Alumni Hall.

 ?? John MCDONNELL/THE WASHINGTON POST ?? Diamond Miller leads Maryland (24-5, 15-3 Big Ten) in scoring (19.9) and rebounding (6.4) this season.
John MCDONNELL/THE WASHINGTON POST Diamond Miller leads Maryland (24-5, 15-3 Big Ten) in scoring (19.9) and rebounding (6.4) this season.

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