In case you were sleeping when the Maryland women's basketball team played Nebraska at College Park last night, here's a short recap from The Sun's Milton Kent:
The Terps (32-3), the top seed in the Spokane Regional, shook off perhaps their worst shooting performance of the season to grab a 76-64 win over eighth-seeded Nebraska (21-12) to advance to Saturday's regional semifinal against Vanderbilt, the fourth seed.
"I think there are times when we're kind of bored or we lose focus," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "Sometimes with young people, you kind of lose focus or intensity. It's a credit to just how competitive we are. We love to compete. We love the challenge and we love to stay in those battles."
The win before an announced 8,715 capped an unbeaten home season for Maryland and was its 21st win of the year at Comcast Center. All-American Crystal Langhorne had 18 points and 12 rebounds in her final home performance, but it was a pair of Maryland juniors, guard Kristi Toliver and forward Marissa Coleman, who bailed the Terps out of their funk. Toliver and Coleman scored 19 points each, including 11 and 13, respectively, in the second half.
The game started at 9:53 p.m. and ended around 11:45 p.m. The fun continues Saturday in the Sweet 16 with a 9 p.m. game in Spokane against Vandy.
In other late action last night, the Wizards fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 102-82 on the road in the NBA and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the San Jose Sharks in a 5-4 overtime thriller in the NHL.