#8 Maryland Set for ACC Opener at #10 UNC Sunday

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – No. 8 Maryland women’s basketball will open Atlantic Coast Conference play at No. 10 North Carolina Sunday at 3 p.m. in a televised contest on ESPNU and

Live updates will be available at The matchup can be heard on the Maryland Sports Radio Network at 1300 AM (Baltimore) and 570 AM (Washington).

The Terrapins (12-1) have won 10 straight games over the last two months. Most recently, the Terps routed College of Charleston, 103-51, Sunday in the Terrapin Classic. With her 28 points and 10 rebounds Sunday, senior Alyssa Thomas became the fifth player in Maryland history – male or female – to break 1,000 rebounds. Just Len Elmore, Crystal Langhorne, Marissa Coleman and Tianna Hawkins have reached that mark. She also notched her 12th straight double-double and 50th of her career to earn the Terrapin Classic MVP honor.

Freshman Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and sophomore Tierney Pfirman were also voted to the Terrapin Classic All-Tournament Team.

Walker-Kimbrough was voted ACC Rookie of the Week Monday for the first time in her career. She came off the bench and provided Maryland a huge spark while averaging 16.0 points in a 2-0 week for the Terrapins. The Aliquippa, Pa., native tied her career-high 17 points in a win over Wofford and 15 points in a win over the College of Charleston. She shot over 55 percent from the field in both games and against the Terriers, she went 4-for-5 from outside the arc.

The Tar Heels (11-2) have won six straight games heading into Sunday’s contest. Maryland has won five of the last seven matchups with North Carolina.

The Terrapins are ranked No. 8 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today National Coaches polls.

After Sunday’s game, Maryland will host Wake Forest (9-4) Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. in College Park. The Terps-Demon Deacons game will be shown live online for a fee on TerpsTV Premium. As part of social media night, all Twitter, Facebook and Instagram followers can get $2 off tickets.