COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The sixth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team will welcome Loyola to Comcast Center Sunday for a 2 p.m. game in the Terps’ home opener.
For tickets to Sunday’s matchup, log on to UMTerps.com or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP. After the game, all fans are invited to stay for the Meet the Team event in the arena. Live updates will be available at https://twitter.com/umdwbb. Live stats will be available as well and the game can be seen live online for a fee through umterps.com.
The Terrapins fought through foul trouble and early shooting woes as its newcomers and players returning from injuries led them to a 78-70 season-opening win at South Florida Friday.
Redshirt junior Laurin Mincy scored 15 points in her return from an ACL tear early last season. Freshman Shatori-Walker Kimbrough added 12 points and fellow freshman Lexie Brown added 11 and six assists. Redshirt sophomore Brene Moseley, also coming off a knee injury, made free throws down the stretch to finish with 10 points.
Senior Alyssa Thomas was named to the Associated Press’s Preseason All-American Team Tuesday. Thomas was named an Associated Press All-American after both her sophomore and junior seasons. She was voted Preseason ACC Player of the Year by both the Blue Ribbon Panel and the league’s 15 head coaches last month. Brown was named to the Coaches’ ACC Newcomer Watch List.
In 2012-13, Thomas led the ACC in points (18.0 per game), rebounds (10.3 per game) and assists (5.3 per game). She is the only player in NCAA or WNBA history to average over 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for a season. Thomas is currently No. 6 on Maryland’s all-time scoring list and needs 553 points to surpass Crystal Langhorne’s record of 2,247 points scored.
The Terrapins will host defending national champion Connecticut Friday at 6 p.m. at Comcast Center. All fans are encouraged to wear red and the first 10,000 fans will receive glowsticks. For tickets, log on to UMTerps.com or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.