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Indianapolis — Iowa went 4-of-6 for 3-pointers. Scored 28 points. Had 10 assists. That was all in the first quarter.

"After that, we pretty much lost it," said Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.

The next three quarters against No. 1 seed Maryland, Iowa scored just 27 points, had two assists and made two 3-pointers.

The Hawkeyes lost to Maryland 75-55 in the Big Ten women's tournament Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

After beating eighth-seeded Michigan on Thursday 97-85, Iowa came out in force, and it looked like the Hawkeyes would be a strong opponent against the regular-season conference champions.

Junior guard Ally Disterhoft, who was Iowa's leading scorer with 16 points, made a field goal and a 3-pointer to open the game 5-0. Iowa was stealing passes from Maryland, grabbing rebounds and making plays.

As the first quarter neared an end, freshman guard Tania Davis stormed through Maryland's defense to make an underhanded scoop shot. Iowa ended the quarter with a 28-18 lead.

"They hit us with a punch," said Maryland center Brionna Jones, a junior. "We took it and then we came back at them."

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The Iowa Hawkeyes gave up an early lead and were eliminated Friday by Maryland 75-55 in Big Ten quarterfinals. Indianapolis Star

Maryland, who is ranked fifth in the nation by both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls, went on a run in the second quarter with eight consecutive points. Iowa made just one field goal, which didn't fall until nearly six minutes had ticked off the clock. The half ended with Maryland in the lead 39-32.

In the final two quarters, Iowa had a tough time rebounding the ball and finding shots. In the game it was outrebounded 42-25 and shot just 43 percent.

Against Michigan Thursday, five Iowa players were in double digits. Against Maryland, only Disterhoft and Whitney Jennings (11 points) reached the mark.

Jones, who ended the game with 23 points, finished with 15 rebounds, 10 of those offensive.

"She's an incredible athlete," Bluder said of Jones. "Any shot she misses, she just gets her own offensive rebound."

Maryland plays the winner of Friday afternoon's game between Indiana and Northwestern at 3 p.m. Saturday.

If Maryland goes on to win the tournament, it will be a repeat of 2015 when the team won both the conference's regular-season title and the tournament championship.

Follow IndyStar reporter DanaBenbow on Twitter:@DanaBenbow.

No. 5 MARYLAND 75, IOWA 55
IOWA (19-13)

Disterhoft 6-11 1-1 16, Coley 2-6 0-0 4, Gustafson 2-3 3-4 7, Davis 2-8 0-0 4, Jennings 5-15 1-1 11, Stewart 0-0 0-0 0, Buttenham 0-0 0-0 0, Kastanek 1-1 0-0 3, Peschel 3-4 2-2 10. Totals 21-48 7-8 55.
MARYLAND (28-3)
Howard 2-4 2-3 6, Confroy 2-7 0-0 6, Pavlech 0-1 0-0 0, Walker-Kimbrough 11-21 1-2 23, Jones 10-18 3-6 23, Gillespie 2-2 0-0 4, Leslie 0-1 0-0 0, Moseley 2-4 3-4 7, Pfirman 3-8 0-0 6, Fraser 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-67 9-15 75.
Iowa    28    4    15    8-55
Maryland    18    21    18    18-75
3-Point Goals_Iowa 6-9 (Disterhoft 3-3, Peschel 2-2, Kastanek 1-1, Jennings 0-3), Maryland 2-7 (Confroy 2-5, Moseley 0-1, Walker-Kimbrough 0-1). Fouled Out_Gustafson. Rebounds_Iowa 25 (Gustafson 5), Maryland 42 (Jones 15). Assists_Iowa 12 (Coley, Jennings 3), Maryland 20 (Pavlech 6). Total Fouls_Iowa 16, Maryland 13. A_NA.

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