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No. 5 Maryland women outlast No. 7 Louisville, 78-72

No. 5 Maryland women outlast No. 7 Louisville, 78-72

For much of the Maryland women’s basketball game against Louisville on Thursday night, Destiny Slocum played with all the trepidation of an unsure freshman rather than a McDonald’s All-American.

The heralded point guard coach Brenda Frese has charged with directing the fifth-ranked Terps was committing turnovers and missing shots, both from the field and foul line. There was no indication she would be the player the Terps could lean on when it mattered most.

Slocum’s performance over the final minutes proved otherwise in a 78-72 triumph in which the centerpiece of Frese’s top-ranked recruiting class scored seven points in a row. Her three-point play...

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