#8 Maryland Travels to Delaware Thursday
Dec. 18, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The eighth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team will take on 2012 NCAA Tournament team Delaware Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del.
The game will be broadcast live on AM 1300 in Baltimore and AM 570 in DC, and can also be heard on UMTerps.com.
The Terrapins (7-2, 1-0 ACC) are coming off of a nine-day break from games for final exams. Most recently, they won at Towson, 88-43, behind 23 points and 13 rebounds from All-American Alyssa Thomas. Katie Rutan added a season-high 16 points, while Tianna Hawkins added 14 points and Alicia DeVaughn 12 for the Terrapins.
The Blue Hens (5-2), who are receiving votes in the Associated Press poll, are coming off of a 59-58 win at Princeton on Dec. 9. They opened this season ranked as high as No. 11 in the AP poll, but All-American senior Elena Delle Donne has been sidelined for all but one game.
The Terrapins lead the country in rebounding margin with a +20.2. They are in the top five in the country in assists, field goal percentage, scoring margin and scoring offense. Hawkins, the ACC's leading scorer with 19.3 points per game, is second in the nation in field goal percentage with her percentage of 65.4.
After Thursday's game, Maryland will welcome Brown, UMES and Hartford to College Park next Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28-29, for the Terrapin Classic. The Terps will take on Brown at noon next Friday, with UMES and Hartford playing at 2:30 p.m. Next Saturday, the Terrapins will take on either UMES or Hartford at 4:30 p.m., with Brown playing the other at 7 p.m. Buy one ticket to Friday's games, get one half off for Saturday's games here.
Gametracker live stats will be available for all four games of the Terrapin Classic, with Maryland's games shown live online for a fee on Terps TV Premium.
The men's basketball team will take on Delaware State at Comcast Center at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 29, so traffic may be congested.