Terps to Host Texas Tuesday in Second Round

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The fourth-seeded Maryland women’s basketball team (25-6) will take on fifth-seeded Texas (22-11) Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Comcast Center in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.

Tickets for the Second Round in College Park start at $10 for a reserved seats. For more information or to purchase, log on to Washington Mystics head coach and 2013 WNBA Coach of the Year Mike Thibault will be signing autographs on the concourse from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday’s game will be shown live on ESPN2 regionally and can be seen on or the WatchESPN app across the country.

The Terrapins are in the Louisville regional, in which Tennessee is the No. 1 seed. For the full bracket, log on to

This will be the first meeting since 1993 for the Terps and the Longhorns and Maryland owns the series, 3-1. Maryland won the lone NCAA Tournament meeting, 79-71, on March 25, 1989 in Austin to advance to the program’s third Final Four.

Three-time All-American Alyssa Thomas became Maryland’s all-leading scorer in the men’s or women’s history Sunday in a 90-52 win over Army in the NCAA First Round.

Thomas added 13 points to hit 2,271 in her career, passing Terrapin great Juan Dixon’s record of 2,269. Thomas added 14 rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal in fourth-seeded Maryland’s dominating win.

Freshman Lexie Brown went 9-for-11 from the floor with three three-pointers for a team-high 21 points, Katie Rutan had 11, all in the second half, and Tierney Pfirman scored 10 with eight rebounds.

In last year's NCAA Tournament run, the fourth-seeded Terrapins cruised past Quinnipiac, 72-52, in the First Round in College Park, then beat Michigan State, 74-49 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. Maryland fell to eventual national champion Connecticut in the Sweet Sixteen in Bridgeport, Conn.

This marks Maryland’s 22nd NCAA Tournament appearance and 10th in head coach Brenda Frese’s 12 years. She's led Maryland to four Elite Eights, five Sweet Sixteens, a Final Four and the 2006 NCAA Championship. Her all-time record with Maryland in the Tournament is 22-8 (.733). The Terps are 11-2 in NCAA Tournament games in Comcast Center.

The Terrapins are a top four seed for the 13th time in school history No. 4 seed for the third time. They are 4-2 all-time as the fourth-seed.