Maryland faces Tennessee at 9 p.m. tonight.
Following his futile attempt to stop Maryland center Brionna Jones from using her size and weight to dominate both ends of the court, New Mexico State coach Mark Trakh found it easy to explain what went wrong.
It’s conference tournament week in women’s basketball with the NCAA tournament about two weeks away. Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas is among six players to watch among the top leagues in tournament action.
Alyssa Thomas shook off early foul trouble to finish with 18 points and 10 rebounds, helping No. 8 Maryland rout Delaware State 93-44 Saturday night for its eighth straight victory.
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.
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 almost pulled it out with a furious late rally. The ninth-ranked Terrapins wiped out a 17-point deficit in the final 4:31 Thursday night before a lane violation gave Florida State’s Alexa Deluzio a second chance to sink a game-winning free throw with 7 seconds left.
Maryland just couldn’t get anything going against Duke’s physical stifling defense. For too many trips up the court, nothing fell for the No. 8 Terrapins against the fifth-ranked Blue Devils.
Mike Phillips scored a season-high 21 points and Tre Lee added 18 to lead Howard to a 63-44 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Saturday.
Tianna Hawkins scored 26 and Alyssa Thomas added 24 to lead No. 10 Maryland to an 85-62 win over the Eagles.
Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds, helping No. 9 Maryland cruise to a 72-40 victory over Hartford on Saturday in the championship game of the Terrapin Classic.
Just two games shy of 1,100 wins, Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt turns in her whistle. The reason: early onset Alzheimer’s. Summitt is just 59 years old.