NCAA Women's Basketball
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Tyaunna Marshall did all she could to keep Georgia Tech in the game against Maryland.
Alyssa Thomas nearly engineered another great escape for No. 8 Maryland. Some serious free-throw troubles by No. 15 North Carolina gave the Terrapins one last chance to steal a win.
Maggie Lucas scored a career-high 39 points and ignited No. 10 Penn State's potent transition game in a 97-74 rout Sunday of sloppy Georgetown.
Jazmin Pitts netted a career-high 20 points off the bench as the Virginia women upended No. 17 Vanderbilt 73-66 Friday in the first game of the San Juan Shootout.
Duke is back in a familiar spot _ atop the Atlantic Coast Conference in women's basketball.
Brittney Griner took the Baylor Lady Bears to new heights. Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead Baylor to a dominating 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball championship, capping an unparalleled 40-0 season for the Lady Bears.
Alyssa Thomas did it all for No. 6 Maryland. She scored, she rebounded, she blocked a key shot _ and she delivered the Terrapins another Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
Adria Crawford, Tia Magee and Sugar Rodgers had 12 points each as No. 15 Georgetown beat South Florida 66-56 on Saturday night.
Monique Oliver tied her season high with 23 points to lead Rutgers to a 75-54 victory over George Washington on Friday night.
With an ugly loss behind them and an overmatched opponent in front of them, the seventh-ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers turned their attention back to the basics.
Alyssa Thomas scored 24 points, and No. 6 Maryland used a late surge to top previously unbeaten Michigan 74-65 Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Sugar Rodgers scored 16 points, leading No. 21 Georgetown to a 64-45 victory over UNLV on Sunday in the Lady Rebel Round-Up championship game.
The way he was pumping his fist and high-fiving his players in the waning moments of a loss to a ranked team, you'd think UMBC coach Phil Stern had pulled off an upset of Maryland.
Even though she looked a little rusty after missing Maryland's first three games of the season while serving a suspension, Lynetta Kizer's presence helped the Terrapins put away a pesky in-state rival.
Soon after Maryland's 2010-11 season ended with a lopsided loss to Georgetown, the Terrapins began making the improvements necessary to beat a team like the Hoyas.
Christine Brennan, sports columnist for USA Today
Alex Montgomery scored 17 points, including a key three-point play down the stretch, to help Georgia Tech rally for a 70-64 victory over No. 13 Maryland in the Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball tournament quarterfinals.
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