The Terps claimed an 88-61 victory in front of 6,474 at Comcast Center on a senior day in which Tianna Hawkins finished with game highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds for her ACC-leading 18th double-double.
The Maryland men's basketball team begins a critical four-game stretch to end the regular season tonight at Georgia Tech. The Terps are sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference and have a 19-8 record overall, but they must make a statement the next two weeks to prevent their NCAA tournament bubble from bursting.
It was a September day in 2007 and Seth Allen was riding his bicycle around his suburban Virginia neighborhood the same way he now plays basketball for Maryland — with speed and flair, but also a hint of youthful recklessness.
The eighth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team had been eagerly anticipating Sunday's rematch against No. 5 Duke for the past last two weeks since losing badly to its most bitter rival. This time the game would be at Comcast Center, and the Terps Terrapins would not have to contend with Chelsea Gray, the Blue Devils' best player who is out indefinitely with a knee injury.
Lefty Driesell is more than 26 years and 220 miles removed from Maryland's men's basketball program. At 81, the former coach doesn't get to many games anymore. But Driesell thinks about his Maryland days often.
The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader for Tibetan Buddhists, will speak in May at the University of Maryland as part of the Sadat Lecture for Peace, an annual series that has drawn world leaders such as Madeleine Albright, Nelson Mandela, and Jimmy Carter.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said Pe'Shon Howard has been reinstated after being suspended for Saturday's 83-81 win over No. 2 Duke. Howard will accompany the team to Boston College for Maryland's game Tuesday night.
Maryland sophomore Dez Wells has not been in a good mood for the past two weeks, ever since he left Florida State¿s Michael Snaer alone in the corner for a wide-open 3-point shot to beat the Terps in Tallahassee Jan. 30.
If Maryland¿s players need a lift during the remainder of the season, they can always pull out the box score from Saturday¿s game against Wake Forest and revel in their own gaudy statistics, which included 67.3 percent shooting and 21 assists.