March 25, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Postgame notes following the University of Maryland women's basketball team's 74-49 win over Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
- Maryland improved to 33-19 all-time in the NCAA Tournament and 21-7 under head coach Brenda Frese. The Terps improved to 10-2 all-time in Tournament games at Comcast Center.
- This marks Maryland's 10th trip all-time to the Sweet Sixteen and fifth under Frese. Maryland has advanced to the regional semifinals in four of the last five years.
- Leading 10-9 at the 14:09 mark of the first half, Maryland outscored Michigan State 12-2 over the next 4:54 to take control of the contest. Michigan State would not trim the lead below nine for the rest of the game.
- Maryland's 74 points were the third-highest total scored against Michigan State this season. The Spartans had been holding opponents to 51.5 points per game.
- Maryland forced 16 Michigan State turnovers. The Spartans averaged 13.9 per game entering tonight's contest.
- Alyssa Thomas finished 12-for-18 shooting moving her to ninth all-time in program history with 629 field goals made. It also tied for the seventh-most field goals made in a NCAA Tournament game in program history.
- With 28 points, three rebounds and three assists tonight. Alyssa Thomas has now scored 627 points, grabbed 340 rebounds and dished out 178 assists this season. She is the first player in Maryland history to hit the 600/300/150 plateau. Marissa Coleman had 653/309/120 in the 2008-09 season.
- Tianna Hawkins notched her 17th double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds.