Feb. 18, 2009
ATLANTA, Ga. - The University of Maryland women's basketball team will look for its sixth straight victory on Thursday when it takes on Atlantic Coast Conference foe Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
The Terps have won five straight and eight of their last nine games, going 3-1 vs ranked teams in that stretch
Maryland has won 20-plus games the last 5 seasons to extend a school-record (previous mark: 3 from 1978-80)
Marissa Coleman, this week's ACC Player of the Week, stands 47 points shy of becoming just the 7th player in ACC history (2nd in Maryland history - Crystal Langhorne) to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career
All-American point guard Kristi Toliver is the nation's active leader in 3-point field goals made in a career (272); she owns 4 of the top-5 single-season 3-pt FGM marks in school history (63 this season ranks 4th)
Maryland is the top scoring team in the ACC in league play (81.4 ppg), but ranks 11th in scoring defense (72.4 ppg)
Demauria Liles averaged 8.1 rpg in 15 non-conf games, but has upped her average to 10.4 rpg in ACC play
Maryland is 20-6 in ACC road games over the last four seasons
Terps last time out
Marissa Coleman posted her fifth double-double of the season with a 22-point, 10-rebound performance to lead Maryland to its fifth straight victory, 67-47 over Rutgers on Sunday.
Maryland held Rutgers to its lowest field goal percentage (.247) of the season, with the Scarlet Knights sinking just 18 of their season-high 73 field goal attempts.
The Terps sank just four 3-point field goals, their lowest total in a month since going 3-for-13 at Clemson.
Kristi Toliver netted 18 points with three assists.
Yellow Jacket Notes
Georgia Tech dropped a 73-50 decision at North Carolina on Sunday but has won four of its last six games.
Sophomore guard/forward Alex Montgomery is one of three Yellow Jackets scoring 10-plus points per game (12.8 ppg) and adds a team-best 7.0 rebounds per contest. Guard Jacqua Williams (11.4 ppg) and guard/forward Iasia Hemingway (10.6) are Georgia Tech's next two leading scorers; Williams swipes an ACC-high 3.6 steals per game.
Georgia Tech owns the stingiest defense in the ACC, allowing just 53.9 points per game.
Maryland leads the Georgia Tech series, 41-16. The Terrapins have won two straight and six of the last seven meetings with the Yellow Jackets. Maryland, however, is just 1-4 in its last five games on the road vs Georgia Tech.