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Dominant UConn ends Maryland women's NCAA run, 76-50

Dominant UConn ends Maryland women's NCAA run, 76-50

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The fourth-seeded Maryland women's basketball team has relied on junior forward Alyssa Thomas for much of the season to overcome injuries and inexperience throughout the rest of the roster.

In Saturday's NCAA tournament regional semifinals, No. 1 seed Connecticut's plan was to harass the two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, and the seven-time national champions followed that blueprint with nary a flaw, sending waves of defenders at her.

The first-team All-American rarely found room to operate, and while Maryland stayed within reach early, a depleted bench and Connecticut's depth conspired to bounce the Terps from the Bridgeport Region,...