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Diamond Miller: Ohio State ‘played dirty’ in loss to Maryland

Diamond Miller led Maryland with 29 points and 10 rebounds in Sunday's 90-54 win against Ohio State. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Maryland guard Diamond Miller called out the No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes for their style of play in their 90-54 loss Sunday against No. 8 Terrapins.

“I was definitely [ticked] off. They were playing dirty,” said Miller, who flexed on her opponents at one point during the game. “Not really dirty, I guess, because people call me a dirty player, but they were very aggressive towards me, and I guess I just showed a little of what real aggression is.”

The game provided the Terrapins with a statement win after they lost handily Thursday on the road against No. 6 Iowa. Maryland took advantage of an Ohio State team that had lost three of its last four entering Sunday, and now has dropped four of its last five – including a loss to unranked Purdue.

For Maryland, though, the win was a reset after the team was dismantled by Caitlin Clark and the Hawkeyes.

“I was extremely frustrated after the Iowa game,” Miller said, “just because I felt like we did not perform the way we needed to perform for that game, and we knew we were capable of competing and beating teams like Iowa.

“So coming out today was extremely crucial for us just to show that we can play 40 minutes and we are one of the top contenders in the Big Ten.”

Miller led the team with 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Abby Meyers added 22 points. The Terps also held one of the top teams in the country to a season low in points.

“I absolutely believe that we made a statement,”  said guard Shyanne Sellers, who had 19 points and nine assists. “If people don’t believe it, they’re going to have to find out when they play us.”