#5 Maryland Opens 2012-13 Friday
Nov. 7, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The fifth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team opens the 2012-13 season officially Friday with a 7 p.m. game vs. Mount St. Mary's in College Park. The Terps will receive their championship rings for the 2012 ACC title prior to Friday's contest.
For tickets to Friday's opener, log on to UMTerps.com. GameTracker live stats will be available and the game will be shown live online on TerpsTV Premium.
In its only exhibition game, Maryland used its dominant inside presence and a strong second half surge to top Goldey-Beacom College, 84-46, Monday at Comcast Center.
Senior Tianna Hawkins, who was named to the Preseason All-ACC Team, led the Terrapins with 20 points and 15 boards, including 12 of each in the first half. Junior center Alicia DeVaughn added 17 points and freshman forward Tierney Pfirman scored 13.
After Friday's contest, the Terrapins will make the short trip to Baltimore for a 7 p.m. game at Loyola Sunday night.
Maryland is ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press preseason poll, as well as in the preseason ESPN/USA Today Division I Coaches' poll. The Terps have started the season ranked in each of the last eight years.
The Terrapins, who return four of five starters from last year's ACC Championship squad, ended the 2011-12 season ranked No. 5 in the AP poll. The Terps went 31-5 last year and went to the NCAA Elite Eight.