COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The sixth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team will take on Virginia at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Charlottesville. The Terps (16-1, 4-0 ACC) will look to win their 15th straight contest and sixth straight over the Cavaliers (9-9, 2-3).
The Maryland-Virginia game will be shown on RSN, which includes Comcast SportsNet locally, ESPN3 and more channels across the nation. For the full list of channels, log on to http://theacc.co/WBB012314RSNa. Live stats will be available through umterps.com and live updates will be at twitter.com/umdwbb.
Two-time ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas enters Thursday’s matchup with 1,993 career points. Just three Terrapins have hit the 2,000-point mark – Kristi Toliver (2,078), Marissa Coleman (2,205) and Crystal Langhorne (2,247). Thomas needs to attempt 17 field goals to own the school record for field goals attempted. She also needs to make 15 free throws to own that school record as well.
Thomas had 22 points and 14 rebounds for her NCAA-leading 15th double-double, and Maryland won a challenge from Georgia Tech in a 92-81 victory Sunday in College Park.
Lexie Brown scored 15 for the Terrapins and Alicia DeVaughn added 13, going 11 for 12 at the line. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 12 points and Tierney Pfirman had 10. Maryland made 35 foul shots compared to 15 for Georgia Tech.
Virginia is coming off of an 85-68 win over No. 17 Florida State Sunday.
Maryland leads the ACC and is fifth in the nation with its rebounding margin of +13.5. The Terps are No. 3 in the country in scoring margin (+27.0) and are behind just UConn and Notre Dame. They are top 10 in the nation in scoring offense (85.5), field goal percentage (48.1%), free throw percentage (77.5%), assists (19.9) and assist/turnover ratio (1.3).
The Terrapins lead the ACC in scoring defense, free throw percentage and three-point field goal percentage defense. Thomas leads the league in rebounding (11.2) and Walker-Kimbrough is tied for No. 1 in three-point field goal percentage (50.0%). Brown is second in the league in assist/turnover ratio (2.2).
Maryland is ranked No. 6 in the latest Associated Press and in the USA Today Coaches polls.
After the game at Virginia, Maryland will host No. 2 Notre Dame (17-0, 4-0) Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. The Terrapins will be hosting Dad and Daughter Date Night for the Notre Dame game with a $25 ticket package that includes two general admission tickets, two sodas and two hot dogs. For tickets, log on to the Terrapin Ticket Office online at umterps.com or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.