Alyssa Thomas kept passing the ball to Katie Rutan, who repeatedly knocked down shots from beyond the arc.
For much of his postgame session with the media, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon applauded the effort and performance of his team in an 83-79 loss to No. 20 Pittsburgh.
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.
Maryland’s opening game in the NCAA Women’s Tournament will have a decidedly local feel.
Maryland ran past Wake Forest 82-60 on Thursday in the lopsided opening game of the ACC tournament.
Maryland has had only one 10-loss football since 1892 — and it was just two years ago.