Kevin Durant called Maryland's star 'a killer' after she clinched a massive upset with a game-winning buzzer beater
- The No. 20 Maryland Terrapins recorded a massive road upset against No. 7 Notre Dame Thursday night.
- Terps star Diamond Miller capped her 31-point masterclass with a smooth, game-winning buzzer beater.
Diamond Miller called game.
With less than 10 seconds left on the clock with her No. 20 Maryland Terrapins all tied up on the road against the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Terps superstar caught the ball at the top of the key, calmly brought the ball back out beyond the arc, dribbled past the left elbow, then lofted a smooth jumper over an Irish defender's outstretched hand.
Just as red lights illuminated the backboard and the buzzer reverberated across Purcell Pavilion, Miller's shot ricocheted off the front rim and dropped through the net. Upset complete.
—Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) December 2, 2022
The New Jersey native's late-game heroics capped a masterclass, in which the senior guard recorded a whopping 31 points and 12 rebounds on the night — adding five assists, three blocks, and two steals to boot. The well-rounded effort and cold-blooded game-winner were enough to impress one of the most lethal snipers in all of basketball.
After the game, Kevin Durant took to Twitter to laud Miller's incredible performance. A native of Prince George's County, Maryland, the Brooklyn Nets superstar called the WNBA prospect "a killer for that Dirk fade at the buzzer," referencing NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki's signature move.
"Good win Terps," Durant added.
—Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 2, 2022
"That was really, really cool, wow," Miller said of KD's shoutout, per The Washington Post's Kareem Copeland. "That is just something I have to process later. But the fact that he's in the NBA, and he supports women's basketball is extremely huge.
"And we're just going to keep growing the game, and people need to watch us because we all can ball and we all are talented," she added. "And just because we're women doesn't mean we're less than any other man. So it was really good to see that."
Maryland is all but guaranteed to shoot up the AP Poll following Thursday's big-time upset. And in just over a week, the Terps will welcome one of the other top teams in the country — the No. 3 UConn Huskies — for yet another chance to send waves across the world of women's college basketball.
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