As tough as Alyssa Thomas has been to stop through the years, the rest of the ACC might not be too sad to see her leave. She gave No. 8 Maryland a strong start to its farewell tour through the ACC on Sunday, finishing with 21 points and 14 rebounds in a 79-70 win over No. 10 North Carolina in the league opener.
Behind the impassioned play of Travis Releford and Jeff Withey, the top-seeded Jayhawks shook themselves out of a first-half slumber and blitzed No. 8 seed North Carolina down the stretch for a 70-58 victory Sunday.
Dexter Strickland and Reggie Bullock scored 15 points apiece and North Carolina held on to beat Maryland 79-76 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.
Having a short bench finally took its toll on No. 10 Maryland. The defending Atlantic Coast Conference tournament champions ran out of steam in the semifinals when No. 15 North Carolina claimed a 72-65 win Saturday.
With last nights loss to the UNC Tarheels, I believe the Terps are going to miss the tournament
After watching the Terps fall to North Carolina and Villanova whip 5th ranked Georgetown I spent some time with an old friend Wednesday night.
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt briefly let Maryland’s best 3-point shooter get away from her. She recovered in time to prevent a sure-thing victory from slipping away.
Jerrelle Benimon scored 19 points, and Towson held off UNC Wilmington 79-74 on Wednesday in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
McAdoo was ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA while at UNC in 2010.
The madness in March Madness began before the brackets even came out.
With defensive ace John Henson cheering from the bench, an ice pack on his ailing wrist, North Carolina showed just how deep its talent runs.
Maryland was in trouble for the second time in three days. Once again, the undefeated Terrapins responded.