Maryland closed out its 61st and final Atlantic Coast Conference regular season in stunning fashion, outlasting No. 5 Virginia 75-69 in overtime Sunday to end the Cavaliers’ 13-game winning streak.
Alyssa Thomas wasn’t in position to appreciate setting Maryland’s career scoring record, not after the No. 8 Terrapins’ quick exit from their final Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Sixty-one years of heated rivalries, heartbreaking defeats and unforgettable victories will come to an end Sunday for Maryland when the Terrapins play their final home game as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
They are clumsy, awkward, and often hard to watch. Like the nerdy guy who thought he had a shot with the knockout cheerleader, the Terps won’t be going to The Dance.
Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas won her third straight Atlantic Coast Conference basketball player of the year award.
Three points at a time, Maryland turned a halftime deficit against last-place Virginia Tech into the foundation of a blowout victory.
Clemson’s Damarcus Harrison knew coming in he’d have to make an important shot. He just didn’t think he’d have to wait nearly 49 minutes to do it.
Alyssa Thomas scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in her final home game as No. 9 Maryland defeated Virginia Tech 87-48 on Sunday.
Brenda Frese had a choice: Fly to Argentina to watch several of the nation’s best high school basketball players, or take a 30-minute drive to check out a relatively unknown teenager named Alyssa Thomas.
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.
No. 4 Syracuse blew most of a 12-point lead in the last 8 minutes and used one final defensive stop to squeeze past Maryland 57-55 on Monday night and end a two-game losing streak.
As the ACC tournament approaches, Maryland coach Brenda Frese likes how her team is playing defensively.