COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The eighth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team will play at Georgia Tech Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. The Terrapins will look to sweep the season series over the Yellow Jackets, after winning the first matchup last month.
Maryland (21-5, 9-4 ACC) won the first matchup over Georgia Tech (17-9, 7-6), 92-81, on Jan. 19 in College Park. Alyssa Thomas led the way with 22 points and 14 rebounds, while Lexie Brown, Alicia DeVaughn, Tierney Pfirman and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough also hit double figures. The Terrapins shot over 53 percent from the field in the win.
Thomas had 22 points, a career-high 12 assists and 12 rebounds for her sixth career triple-double and fourth of the season as Maryland rolled to an 87-77 victory over Florida State Thursday night. Katie Rutan tied a school record with eight 3-pointers set by Tiffany Brown in 2001 and tied by Kristi Toliver in 2009.
Thomas became the fourth player in NCAA history with six or more career triple-doubles Thursday. Pittsburgh head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio set the record with seven in 1988, then Louella Tomlinson of St. Mary’s (CA) tied it in 2011. Nicole Powell of Stanford had six in her career from 2001-04. Just Powell and Tasha Pointer of Rutgers have had four or more triple-doubles in a season. Powell’s five are the NCAA mark.
Thomas picked up the 59th double or triple-double of her career, tying Crystal Langhorne’s school record set in 2008. Thomas’ 2,173 career points are just 75 short of Langhorne’s women’s record of 2,247. Thomas’ 1,136 career rebounds are 94 shy of Langhorne’s school record of 1,229.
The Terrapins are ranked No. 8 in the latest Associated Press poll and No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
Next, the Terrapins will play at Boston College (12-16, 3-11) Thursday at 7 p.m. The game can be heard live online through umterps.com. Live stats will be at umterps.com and live updates will be at twitter.com/umdwbb.