Not only fun, but with tonight's win, the Terps have guaranteed themselves a top-four finish in the ACC, regardless of the outcome of this Sunday's game at NC State. And that, as our readers know, means: NO PLAYING ON THURSDAY!!
All three seniors started tonight, and, fueled by Kim's consecutive three-pointers, they quickly propelled the Terps to an 11-1 lead. At the break, Maryland led, 53-29. As we talked with other fans at halftime (by the way, a great halftime . . . Gymkana and Zumba!), nobody wanted to say what we all were thinking . . . in case we'd jinx it. But what we were all thinking was "this game is over." And it was. No nail-biting. No drama. No big comeback by the Heels. Just another enjoyable twenty minutes, to appreciate the seniors, and the entire Terps team.
Super Soph Alyssa Thomas was super again tonight, as she led the Terps' scoring with 20 points. She also pulled down 14 rebounds, for another double-double, and dished out 7 assists (and the BCs can recall at least 2 plays that could've added to her total, but didn't). This is not the first time that AT has come close to a triple-double, and it wouldn't surprise the BCs if we get to see one from her before her own Senior Night. Alicia DeVaughn, who only played 19 minutes due to foul trouble, made the most of those minutes, notching 14 points. Laurin Mincy, coming off the bench, rounded out the Terps' double-digit scoring with 13.
Most of the Terps' ACC games this season have been really tense affairs, so tonight's game, frankly, was a refreshing break. What it lacked in excitement it made up for in just great fun (if you are a Terps fan). A really great way for three very special young ladies to take their final bows. Thank you, Kimmie. Thank you Anj. And thank you Netta. We'll miss you!Go Terps . . . Beat the Wolfpack!
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