#5 Maryland Downs Lafayette, 84-36
Dec. 28, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Brene Moseley scored 12 points and No. 5 Maryland remained unbeaten after a 84-36 rout of Lafayette on Wednesday in the first-round of the Terrapin Classic.
The Terps (12-0) will play the winner between No. 19 Delaware and East Carolina in the championship game on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Comcast Center.
The nation's leader in field-goal shooting, the Terps shot 56 percent in building a 51-13 halftime lead. They finished at 50 percent for the game.
Lafayette (4-8) shot just 12 percent in the first half, scoring a season-low first-half points and missing its first seven shots. The Leopards improved to 22 percent for the game.
Emily Homan led the Leopards with 13 points. Their high scorer, Danielle Fiacco, made just 1 of 11 shots.
Coming off a 16-day break, the Terps took an 11-0 lead, seven points coming from Hawkins. Later in the half, the Terps used a 15-0 run to build a 43-11 lead.
The Terrapins combined for an efficient assist/turnover ratio with 21 assists to just 12 turnovers. Moseley led with six assists.
Maryland won the battle inside once again, beating the Leopards in the paint, 46-8, and out rebounding them, 55-29.
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Fans will be able to watch both of Maryland's games live on TerpsTV Premium, which is a subscription service that offers exclusive video and audio content. The service is available for an annual subscription price of $79.95 or a monthly subscription of $9.95 per month.
The Terps are 12-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 season, when they started off 18-0.
Maryland is ranked No. 5 in the latest Associated Press rankings and the ESPN/USA Today Division I Top 25 Coaches' poll.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.