Feb. 21, 2013
BOSTON - Alyssa Thomas scored a career-high 30 points and notched 12 rebounds to lead No. 8 Maryland to an 86-61 win at Boston College Thursday. Tianna Hawkins grabbed her 1000th career rebound in the win.
Hawkins scored 15 points, Malina Howard has 11, and Alicia DeVaughn added 10 points and eight rebounds for Maryland (22-4, 13-2 ACC). Thomas notched her 16th double-double of the season, which leads the ACC.
With four rebounds, Hawkins became the third woman -- and the fourth male or female -- in school history to grab 1,000 rebounds. Only Crystal Langhorne, Marissa Coleman and Len Elmore have reached the mark.
Kristen Doherty scored 18 points for Boston College (10-16, 4-11). Kerri Shields scored seven points to become the 22nd player in BC history to reach 1,000.
With the win, Maryland remained in second place in the ACC, behind Duke and ahead of North Carolina -- the only ACC teams to beat the Terps this season.
Maryland scored the game's first five points and led 15-5 with 13 minutes left in the first half. BC cut the deficit to four points midway through the first half, but the Terrapins scored 12 of the last 14 points before halftime to open a 43-25 lead. They closed the first on an 18-4 run.
Boston College never got closer than 16 points in the second half.
The Terrapins committed a season-low nine turnovers and six Terrapins hit seven threes.
With her 30 points, Thomas reached the 1,500-point mark. She is currently No. 12 on Maryland's all-time list with 1,516 career points.
Next, Maryland will return home to host a rematch with No. 5 Duke (24-1, 14-0) on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. in Comcast Center.
The Terps have teamed up with Apple Ford Lincoln to make it the third annual Team Tyler Game for leukemia awareness. An exclusive Team Tyler ticket package is available for $30 and includes a seat in a reserved section, an special Under Armour T-shirt, an autographed team photo, and a group shot with head coach Brenda Frese. To purchase call the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP or log on to umterps.com/TeamTyler.
The There Goes My Hero foundation, which is based out of Bel Air, Md., works to expand the bone marrow donor registry and find matches for all those diagnosed with leukemia through many support programs. At the Team Tyler game, the There Goes My Hero foundation will be on the 300 level concourse, behind sections 207 and 208, prior to the game to register donors.
Fans can also text TYLER to 64274 to donate now to the Team Tyler Foundation. Normal message and data rates apply.
The Maryland-Duke game will also be a white out game, so all fans are encouraged to wear white. For general admission tickets, log on to UMTerps.com or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
The second-ranked Maryland women's lacrosse team plays Duke Sunday at 1 p.m. All fans that show a women's basketball Duke game ticket can get $2 off a women's lacrosse ticket. All fans showing a women's lacrosse Duke game ticket stub can get $3 off a women's basketball Duke game ticket at the box office.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.