March 25, 2012
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No. 2 Maryland 81, No. 3 Texas A&M, 74
March 25 (Regional Semifinal)
Team Records and Series Notes
Today's match up is the first-ever meeting between the Terps and Aggies.
It is Maryland's eighth trip to the regional final and fourth under head coach Brenda Frese. The Terps last appearance came in 2009 in Raleigh.
Maryland is now 8-1 all-time in regional semifinal games.
The Terps play the winner of second-seeded Notre Dame and fifth-seeded St. Bonaventure Tuesday at 9 p.m. for a spot in the Final Four.
Maryland Team Game Notes
Starting Lineup: Anjale Barrett, Alicia DeVaughn, Tianna Hawkins, Laurin Mincy, Alyssa Thomas.
Maryland turned up the defense in the second half and came away with seven second-half steals and forced nine Texas A&M turnovers after the Aggies turned it over five times in the first half.
Game of Runs: Trailing by as much as 18 points in the first half, Brene Moseley sparked a 21-6 Maryland run over the final 6:04 of the first half to cut the Aggie lead to three. In the second half, the Terps used a 19-4 run over the last 9:21 to clinch the win.
Working the Boards: Maryland outrebounded Texas A&M 42-30 and has outrebounded its opponents in 33 of 35 games this season. During the Terps run to close the opening half, Maryland outrebounded Texas A&M 10-1.
Second Servings: The Terps used their advantage on the glass to score 18 second-chance points to Texas A&M's five.
Maryland Individual Game Notes
Great Night for Firsts: Laurin Mincy tallied her first career double-double with 21 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Mincy has scored in double-figures in 7 of the last 9 games.
Alyssa Thomas finished with 21 points for her 30th double-figure scoring effort of the season and missed her 20th career double-double by one rebound. Thomas passed Vicky Bullett for the ninth-most points in a single season. Thomas has 584 points this year.
Lynetta Kizer scored 15 points off of the bench and snagged six rebounds. It is Kizer's 96th career double-figure scoring game and 21st of the season. Kizer now has made 592 career field goals which is tied for 11th all-time with Chequita Wood.
Tiana Hawkins and Mincy were both perfect from the free throw line and combined to go 9 for 9 from the charity stripe.
With her single block tonight, Hawkins moved into a tie for seventh all-time with Christy Winters with 91 blocks.
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