Maryland coach Brenda Frese broke into a wide smile when she was asked about Alyssa Thomas climbing the school’s all-time scoring charts. It’s a smile that will likely turn even wider as Thomas moves closer to becoming No. 1 on the list.
Dez Wells scored 18 of his career-high 33 points in the closing seven minutes to carry Maryland to an 88-80 win over Boston College Thursday night in the Terrapins’ final league-opener as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
With the competition wide open for the Heisman Trophy, Boston College running back Andre Williams has become a bit of a rising contender.
There’s too much at still at stake for Maryland football coach Randy Edsall and his players to dwell on last week’s disappointing 29-26 loss to Boston College.
Andre Williams rushed for 263 yards to become the 16th player in NCAA history to top 2,000 in a single season, and Nate Freese kicked a second-chance, 52-yard field goal as time expired to give Boston College a 29-26 comeback victory over Maryland on Saturday.
On a day in which Maryland bids farewell to 15 seniors before its final home game in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Terrapins can only hope their most lasting memory Saturday isn’t the image of Boston College running back Andre Williams blasting through the line on a course to the end zone.
Now that Maryland has finally gotten its coveted sixth win, the Terrapins intend to use the final two weeks of the regular season to make a positive impression on bowl committees around the country.
Alyssa Thomas leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in rebounding and is second in scoring. Tianna Hawkins is first in scoring and trails only her Maryland teammate in boards.
They beat Duke and opened a nine-point lead in the first half at Boston College. What happened next, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon never saw coming.
Tianna Hawkins scored 26 and Alyssa Thomas added 24 to lead No. 10 Maryland to an 85-62 win over the Eagles.
Mark Turgeon watched Maryland struggle in another close victory, and he had absolutely no complaints.
Maryland coach Randy Edsall may someday be able to appreciate how close his fourth-string quarterback came to leading the Terrapins to victory.