Alyssa Thomas had the first triple-double in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament history, and No. 10 Maryland beat Wake Forest 92-81 in overtime in a quarterfinal Friday night.
Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas and Duke’s Chelsea Gray are the Atlantic Coast Conference’s women’s basketball players of the year.
Chelsea Gray scored a career-high 28 points to lead No. 5 Duke past seventh-ranked Maryland 71-56 on Monday night.
With Maryland struggling, Alyssa Thomas stepped up her game.
Alyssa Thomas was nursing an injured hand last season and had to watch as then-No. 8 Maryland lost 75-69 on its homecourt to Virginia Tech, the same undermanned Hokies team that won only six other games all season.
Florida State coach Sue Semrau was proud of her team’s effort in its loss to Maryland.
Alyssa Thomas had a triple double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists to lead No. 9 Maryland to a 90-40 victory over George Mason on Saturday night.
Alyssa Thomas scored 22 of her 24 points in the second half and added a career-high 17 rebounds, and No. 6 Maryland beat North Carolina State 65-50 on Sunday.
Maryland was in trouble for the second time in three days. Once again, the undefeated Terrapins responded.
Laurin Mincy scored a career-high 25 points, Alyssa Thomas had 23, and No. 5 Maryland used a strong second half to defeat previously unbeaten and 19th-ranked Delaware 85-76 on Thursday night.
After proving it can excel in a tight contest, coach Brenda Frese’s Maryland team also showed it can avoid the hangover.
Maryland forward Alyssa Thomas is the Atlantic Coast Conference’s rookie of the year in women’s basketball.
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