COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The seventh-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team will travel to Boston College Thursday for a 7 p.m. matchup at Conte Forum. The Terrapins (22-5, 10-4 ACC) will look to win their third straight.
Maryland has won the last four meetings with the Eagles and owns the series, 14-2. Last time, Alyssa Thomas led the Terps with 30 points and 12 rebounds in an 86-61 win at Boston College on Feb. 21 last year. Malina Howard and Alicia DeVaughn also hit double figures.
Maryland dominated the inside game with 60 points in the paint in a 79-62 win at Georgia Tech Sunday. The win was head coach Brenda Frese’s 300th win at Maryland. Thomas picked up her 60th career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds with five assists. She broke Crystal Langhorne’s school record of 59 career double-doubles.
Freshman center Brionna Jones added 15 points with six boards. Senior Katie Rutan added three three-pointers and picked up 15 points. She currently has 996 career points. Freshman Lexie Brown, from Suwanee, Ga., added eight points with a career-high nine assists.
Frese is now 300-99 (.752) in her 12 years at Maryland with five Sweet Sixteens, four Elite Eights and the 2006 national championship.
With her 2,188 career points, Thomas needs just 60 to pass Langhorne’s women’s record of 2,247 and 82 to break Juan Dixon’s school scoring record of 2,269. Thomas’ 1,146 career rebounds are 83 shy of tying Langhorne’s school record of 1,229.
The Terrapins are ranked No. 9 in the latest Associated Press poll and No. 7 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
Maryland will close the regular season Sunday with a 2 p.m. game vs. Virginia Tech (13-14, 3-11) at Comcast Center for Senior Day. The game can be seen live online through umterps.com. Live stats will be at umterps.com and live updates will be at twitter.com/umdwbb.
Prior to Sunday’s contest, the Terrapins will honor their five seniors in Sequoia Austin, Alicia DeVaughn, Katie Rutan, Thomas and Essence Townsend. After Sunday’s game, Thomas’ jersey will be honored in the rafters of Comcast Center. She will be the ninth Terrapin with her jersey honored.
The game vs. Virginia Tech will be Maryland’s final ACC regular season game. There will be a pre-game alumni autograph session, a commemorative ACC timeline poster for the first 5,000 fans in attendance. Fans will also be able to take photos with the Terrapins’ ACC championship trophies and will be able to share their favorite ACC moment on an interactive "My Favorite ACC Moment Wall.”
The March 2 game will also be the Team Tyler game, in which the Terps support leukemia awareness. Fans will be able join the national bone marrow donor registry courtesy of There Goes My Hero, a local non-profit that funds blood cancer research, family support programs, and education programs to encourage public support and use of the bone marrow registry. Fans can donate to the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology.