Terps celebrate Sweet Sixteen season, seniors at annual banquet
Maryland shoots over 58 percent to end Carolina win streak
Hawkins, Thomas combine for 46 points in win
Tianna Hawkins led Maryland with 25 points in the win.
Postgame Notes: No. 10 Maryland 94, American 54
Hawkins, Pavlech lead Terps in battle
No. 10 Maryland vs. American - AP Photo Gallery
Maryland vs. Saint Joseph's (AP)
Maryland vs. Loyola Maryland - AP Photos (11/11/12)
Maryland defeated Mount St. Mary's, 88-47.
Frese on Mincy: "It was amazing to watch Laurin blossom last season and come up huge in some of our biggest games. There were times we really needed her and she delivered. She's gotten stronger every offseason and I think her game will continue to expand. She's unselfish and I think her teammates really like playing with her. Our role, now, is to continue to challenge her and not let her be satisfied."As a junior (2012-13): Named to Preseason All-ACC Team, as well as Wooden Preseason Top 30 list and the Naismith early season watch list...started in Terps first five games...pulled down six rebounds at Loyola (Nov. 11)...scored 14 points with seven boards in 36 minutes at Saint Joseph's (Nov. 17)...dished career-high seven assists with one turnover and four boards in Terps' win over American (Nov. 21)...sparked a key first half run with key threes and finished with 16 points, two assists, two steals and went 4-for-4 from outside the arc in Terps' win at #19 Nebraska...left the game with just over 15 minutes to play and suffered a tear in her right ACL (Nov. 28)...given team's Perseverance Award at annual banquet.
As a Sophomore (2011-12): Started in 35 of 36 games...named All-ACC Honorable Mention...scored in double digits in 26 of 36 games...had 15 points vs. Towson (Nov. 16)...grabbed a career-high nine boards, dished career-high six assists and scored 14 points vs. Saint Joseph's (Nov. 22)...scored 15 at FIU (Nov. 25). ..went 5-for-7 from outside the arc for career-high 23 points vs. CSUB (Nov. 26)...named to FIU Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team (Nov. 27)...11 points, eight boards in career-high 36 minutes vs. Michigan (Nov. 30)...13 points with four boards, two assists, a block and a steal at American (Dec. 4)...went 7-for-10 from the field for 13 points vs. Delaware State (Dec. 8)....went 4-for-4 at the line with six rebounds, two steals and a block at George Mason (Dec. 11)...notched new career-high 25 points vs. No. 19 Delaware, including 18 in the second half as she went 7-12 from the field and 8-9 from FT line to make Terrapin Classic All-Tournament Team (Dec. 29). (Dec. 29)...scored 23 points as she went 9-for-15 from the field with three three's, five boards and three steals at Florida State (Jan. 2)...scored 17 points, 12 in the second half, with five boards and three assists to help lead the Terps to a 20-point comeback win over Georgia Tech (Jan. 6)...knocked down a three with 1:11 to help Terps beat No. 23 UNC in overtime...scored 12 points and had five boards in that game (Jan. 8)...led team with 20 points vs. Virginia (Jan. 16)...added 11 points as she went 5-6 from the foul line vs. Wake Forest (Jan. 19)...scored 19 points as she went 6-12 from the field and 6-7 from the line vs. Virginia Tech (Jan. 26)...tied her career-high five threes vs. Boston College (Feb. 2)...did not score, but had five boards, career-high two blocks and career-high four steals at No. 22 Georgia Tech (Feb. 6)...hit three three's for 13 points at Clemson (Feb. 9)....had 11 points and four boards vs. No. 6 Miami (Feb. 12)...scored nine points and grabbed eight boards at Virginia (Feb. 16)...hit a clutch three to give the Terps' a 3-point lead over #5 Duke with 5:21 to play...scored 17 points and grabbed five boards vs. #5 Duke (Feb. 19)...went a perfect 5-5 from the field and 3-3 from outside the arc with five boards, three assists and a block vs. UNC (Feb. 24)...scored 12 with four rebounds, block and a steal at NCSU (Feb. 26)...scored 13 points and grabbed seven boards in Terps' win over Wake in ACC Semis (March 3)...added four points and a key rebound in ACC championship game (March 4)...scored 14 points and grabbed six boards vs. Navy in NCAA First Round (March 17)...led Terps with 24 points off career-high 10-for-13 shooting from the foul line with seven boards in NCAA Second Round vs. Louisville (March 19)...went 7-for-8 from the field and 5-for-5 from the foul line for 21 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for first career double-double in NCAA Regional Semifinal win over Texas A&M (March 25)...received team's Most Improved award at annual banquet.
As a Freshman (2010-11): Saw action in 31 games and earned one start... started the year off still recovering from knee injury suffered in high school... scored in 25 games... made first career start Dec. 7 at Loyola (Dec. 7)... led all scorers in season and career debut vs. Monmouth with 15 points as she shot 4-for-5 from the field, including 2-for-3 from outside the arc. Also went 5-for-5 from the foul line (Nov. 13)... led all players with eight rebounds vs. UMass (Nov. 27)... scored 10 points in win over No. 10 UNC as she was perfect from the field (5-for-5), from outside the arc (1-for-1) and from the foul line (1-for-1) (Jan. 23)... went 4-for-8 from outside the arc and helped spark a 21-7 run with three straight three's against Virginia Tech (Feb. 24)... notched 12 points in NCAA Second Round loss to Georgetown (March 22), which ties her for No. 8 in Maryland record books for three's attempted in a tournament game.
Before Maryland: 2010 McDonald's All-American...2009 Parade All-American...three-time New Jersey All-State selection (2007, '08, '09)...in 2007 was first freshman ever named to New Jersey All-State team...in 2007 led University High School to its first state title and the prestigious "Tournament of Champions" title...two-time New Jersey Star-Ledger Player of the Year (2008, '09)...2009 Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year...named a "Girl Athlete to Remember" by nj.com as one of the best of the decade...two-time first team All-Tri State...Three-time All-County...three-time All-Conference...2007 Essex County Player of the Year...2009 averaged 18.8 pts, 5.8 rebs, 2.1 steals and 2.0 blocks per game as a junior...scored 35 pts., grabbed 7 rebs and 7 steals on national TV vs. nationally ranked South Bend Washington...two-time NJSIAA State Group I Championship MVP (2007, '08)...first sophomore in University HS history to exceed 1,000 career points...first junior to surpass 1,500 career points...suffered ACL tear during summer between junior and senior seasons...member of National Honor Society at University High School.
Personal: Daughter of Duane Mincy and Carol Smith ... has two siblings, Edward Smith and Charae Baulkman ... born in Newark, N.J. ... finished in the top-10 of her 2010 graduating class...sports hero is Michael Jordan...also considered Georgia, South Carolina, Rutgers, Miami, UNC, Connecticut ... chose Maryland because of its diversity and family atmosphere...majoring in family sciences.
MINCY'S CAREER STATISTICS
MINCY'S CAREER HIGHS
|Points||25, vs. #19 Delaware (12/29/11)|
|FGM||9, at Florida State (1/2/12)|
|FGA||18, Michigan (11/30/11)|
|3FGM||5, twice (last vs. Boston College, 2/2/12)|
|3FGA||8, twice (last vs. Georgetown, 3/22/11)|
|FTM||10, #19 Louisville (3/19/12)|
|FTA||13, #19 Louisville (3/19/12)|
|Rebounds||12, #14 Texas A&M (3/25/12)|
|Assists||7, vs. American (11/21/12)|
|Steals||4, at #22 Georgia Tech (2/6/12)|
|Blocks||2, 3X (last at #22 Georgia Tech, 2/6/12)|
|Minutes||40, vs. Virginia Tech (1/26/12)|
|20+ Points Games||6|