Maryland won its first national title against No. 1 seed Duke, 78-75 OT.
Maryland is a perfect 6-0 in overtime this season, with all six wins coming on the road or on neutral courts.
Maryland played in the Women's Final Four for the first time since 1989 and made its third trip in school history. The Terps reached the national semifinals in 1982 and 1989 but never reached the title game.
Maryland is the third No. 2 seed in three years win title game. The second seed has captured the NCAA crown in each of the last two years [Connecticut (2004), Baylor (2005)].
This is the third time two teams from the same conference play for the NCAA crown and the first time for the ACC.
Maryland is the only team in this year's Women's Final Four who played in the inaugural Women's Final Four 25 years ago. Maryland dropped a 76-66 decision to Cheney State that year.
Maryland is making its 15th NCAA Tournament appearance and third straight. It is the first time since 1991-93 that the Terps have made three consecutive trips to the Big Dance.
The Terps now have a 20-14 all-time tournament record.
Maryland has been a No. 2 seed five times and honored with a No. 1 seed once in 1989.
In three NCAA appearances under head coach Brenda Frese, the Terps improved from a No. 12 seed in 2003-04 to a No. 7 seed in 2004-05 and finally a No. 2 seed this season.
Maryland Team Notes
Maryland overcame a 10-point halftime deficit for the second time this season. The Terps had previously recorded a win after trailing by 10 at the half in their 98-95 OT win against North Carolina on February 9, 2006.
Duke and Maryland are the top scoring teams in the nation, with the Blue Devils averaging 86.2 ppg and the Terps averaging 83.5 ppg heading into the title game.
Maryland failed to record a block in the title game vs. Duke. The last time the Terps were held without a block was in the 2005 NCAA Tournament First Round against UW-Green Bay on March 20, 2005.
Maryland was held to just 28 points in the first half. The Terps have only scored 28 or less points in a half four times this season, once against Boston College, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Duke. Maryland has a 4-0 record in those games.
The 32.3 percent field-goal percentage was the Terps lowest in the first half since they shot 25 percent against Manhattan on Jan. 2, 2006.
Duke and Maryland met for the fourth team this season in the tournament, with the teams tied at two games apiece. The Blue Devils won both regular-season matchups, before the Terps defeated Duke in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament, 78-70 and in the NCAA title game 78-75 OT.
Prior to the ACC semifinal game, Duke had won 14-straight games over the Terps, a streak dating back to the 1999-2000 season.
This marked the third time this season Maryland will have played North Carolina and Duke in back-to-back games.
Maryland leads the all-time series with Duke, 33-29.
Maryland, who leads the country in rebound margin, outrebounded Duke, 42-41. In the ACC semifinal game, the Terps outrebounded the Blue Devils, 43-41, in their win. The Terps finished the season 33-1 when outrebounding their opponents.
With tonight's game Maryland has played 14 opponents ranked in top-25, and 10 against top-10 teams.
The Terps ended the season in the AP top five for the third time in school history. The last time Maryland appeared in the final AP poll was the 1992-93 season.
Maryland posted its first 30-win season in school history, boasting a 34-4 record. The 34 wins are the most for any Maryland men or women's basketball teams.
Maryland is just one of five teams in the nation to have five players average double figures (Jacksonville State and Idaho State).
The Terps are the only team in the nation to score 3,000 points this year. After the final game, the Terps have 3,166 total points.
Maryland is 12-4 vs. teams in this year's NCAA Tournament field, with its only four losses coming to two No. 1 seeds and a No. 2 seed.
Prior to the championship game, Maryland had made 10 more free throws in each of its five games of the NCAA Tournament than its opponents have attempted. Tonight the Terps recorded only one more board than the Blue Devils. The Terps have gone to the line 142 times, knocking down 109, while opponents have combined for just 108 attempts, while making 77.
With 19 free throws made against Duke, the Terps have made a school-record 690 free throws on 924 attempts, also a school record.
Significant Individual Notes
Maryland's Marissa Coleman and Duke's Alison Bales each recorded a double-double in the title game. It marked the first time a double-double was recorded in the title game since Swin Cash's (Connecticut) double-double in 2002.
Freshman Marissa Coleman scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, marking her 29th double-digit scoring game and 14th game in double-figure rebounds this season. The 29 games tie for the ACC freshman record.
Laura Harper scored her 25th 10-point game with 16 points against Duke.
Langhorne went 4-for-6 in the game, totaling 12 points. It marked her 24th straight double figure scoring game. She has scored 132 points in this year's NCAA Tournament.
Langhorne's 654 points moved her into second place all-time for scoring in a season. She is just 32 points shy of breaking Vicky Bullett's (1988-89) record of 686 points.
Langhorne was named a 2006 Kodak/WBCA All-America Team Honorable Mention.
Shay Doron was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe and stands first all-time in Maryland history with 416 free throws made.
Doron and Kristi Toliver moved up on Maryland's all-time assist list. Doron now owns 9th place with 149, while Toliver stands in 10th place with 148.