During the three weeks since their last loss, the members of the 10th-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team rolled through five opponents with an eye toward Thursday night’s rematch against the heated ACC rival that beat them.
The Terrapins made certain this time the outcome would be dramatically different, opening a double-digit lead over No. 11 North Carolina in the first half and turning the proceedings to a runaway thereafter in an 85-59 victory at Comcast Center.
Senior forward Tianna Hawkins’s game-high 25 points led four Maryland players in double figures, and the ACC’s leading scorer added eight rebounds in the Terrapins’ 12th win in 13 games.
Junior forward Alyssa Thomas finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists after coming back from a brief scare when she fell hard in the first half and had to be examined briefly in the locker room, and freshman guard Chloe Pavlech chipped in 18 points on 5-for-6 shooting.