COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 8 Maryland women’s basketball team will head to Puerto Rico this week for the San Juan Shootout at the Mario Morales Coliseum. The Terps will take on Texas Southern Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET and Ohio University Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.
This will be Maryland’s first meeting against the Lady Tigers (3-2) and the Bobcats (3-1), as well as the Terps’ first-ever trip to Puerto Rico. Maryland’s last international trip was to the Caribbean Challenge in Cancun, Mexico in November 2009.
Preseason ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help No. 8 Maryland stop Drexel 69-63 on Monday night at Comcast Center. Freshman Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 10 of her 12 points for Maryland after halftime to help the Terrapins halt a strong second-half effort from the Dragons. Brene Moseley added five of her eight points in the final two minutes to help the Terps assure themselves of a three-game win streak.
Redshirt junior Laurin Mincy and Thomas were two of 50 players in the country named to the Naismith Early Season Watch List Monday. This is the third straight year Thomas has made the list and second for Mincy.
After their trip to San Juan, the Terrapins will host Ohio State Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. For tickets, log on to umterps.com or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.