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No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 Maryland advance to Big Ten women’s tourney final

Mar 3, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Kenisha Bell (23) and Ohio State Buckeyes guard Linnae Harper (15) dive for a loose ball in the second period during the fourth round of Big Ten Conference Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Ohio State defeated Minnesota 90 to 88. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

It will be No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament final Sunday in Indianapolis.

Top-seeded Ohio State and second-seeded Maryland advanced with semifinal win over Minnesota and Nebraska, respectively, Saturday night.

Catch up on the semifinals below.

(AP) Kelsey Mitchell scored 30 points, Stephanie Mavunga had 26 points, a Big Ten Conference Tournament record 21 rebounds and seven blocks, and No. 13 Ohio State used a late run to edge fourth-seeded Minnesota 90-88 in a semifinal game on Saturday. The top-seeded Buckeyes didn’t secure a spot in the championship game until Carlie Wagner’s 12-foot jumper from the right of the lane bounced off the rim as time expired.

(AP) Brianna Fraser scored 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Eleanna Christinaki had 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to help No. 17 Maryland beat Nebraska 66-53 on Saturday night in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. No. 2 seed Maryland (25-6) will play top-seeded and No. 13 Ohio State in the championship game Sunday. The Terrapins won the only other matchup between the teams this season 99-69 on Jan. 22 in College Park, Maryland.