#8 Maryland Heads to #15 UNC Thursday
Jan. 2, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - - The eighth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team will take on No. 15 North Carolina Thursday at 7 p.m. in Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill. The Terrapins have won six straight games.
Thursday's game will be shown live on ESPN3 and will be broadcast live on the Terrapin Sports Radio Network. It can be heard on AM 1300, AM 570 and online for a fee on UMTerps.com.
The Terrapins (10-2, 1-0 ACC) have won the last four straight matchups with the Tar Heels (13-1, 1-0) and six of the last seven. They won 78-72 in overtime on Jan. 8, 2012 in Chapel Hill and 84-64 in College Park on Feb. 24, 2012. In that Feb. 24 victory, Alyssa Thomas led with 20 points and 14 boards, Alicia DeVaughn scored 14 and Laurin Mincy notched 13.
The Terrapins welcomed volleyball player Caitlin Adams to the roster earlier this week Adams, a 6-3 forward from Leawood, Kan., played for the Terrapins' volleyball team the last two seasons after transferring from Texas A&M.
Adams played for her high school and AAU teams in Kansas City before focusing on volleyball. She will be eligible to play in Thursday's game at North Carolina. Adams played middle blocker with the Terrapin volleyball team. She saw action in 184 sets and recorded 295 kills, 142 blocks and had a hitting percentage of .257.
Most recently, four players scored in double figures and two notched double-doubles to help No. 9 Maryland cruise to a 72-40 victory over Hartford on Saturday in the championship game of the Terrapin Classic.
Alyssa Thomas led with 22 points, 11 rebounds, Tianna Hawkins scored 16 points, and Alicia DeVaughn added 13 points and 13 rebounds for Maryland, which has won six straight games. Tierney Pfirman scored 11.
After Thursday's matchup, the Terps will host No. 19 Florida State (11-1, 1-0) Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Comcast Center. The game will be shown live on ESPNU. For tickets, log on to UMTerps.com or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
Sunday's game will be State of Basketball Day. Buy one ticket at the box office on game day, get one free for any child in a youth basketball jersey. The Terrapins will also be welcoming all Terrapins of the past back for Alumni Day.