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 2012 ACC Tournament Coverage
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ACC QF: # 7 Wake 81, #2 Miami 74
 
ACC Semi: #4 Georgia Tech 87, NC State 61

ACC QF: #3 Maryland 70, #6 Virginia 58
Terps Make Nightcap a Snoozer by Handling the Hoos
Published March 2, 2012

By Rob Clough
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Maryland heeded the example of Duke and Miami's lackadaisical starts against lesser opponents and quickly took control against a Virginia team with a thin lineup. Down a point to the Hoos five minutes into the game, Maryland went on a 14-0 run fueled by a couple of treys and a variety of shots by forward Alyssa Thomas. Virginia would get no closer than 9 the rest of the way as their lead quickly ballooned up to 17 thanks to a further barrage of three pointers. Virginia was locked into an arms race with Maryland that the simply couldn't win. Concentrating on the post yielded open looks that Maryland knocked down. Jamming their shooters led to Maryland attacking the basket and getting points off the dribble and from the foul line. The only hope Virginia had was to match Maryland's scoring, and they simply didn't have the firepower to do so. The Hoos made a little run in the last five minutes of the game when Maryland pulled its starters, but that was just window dressing in a game where they were thoroughly beaten. Save for the Terps' 24 turnovers, they dominated Virginia in terms of shooting (48% vs 35%), three point shooting (7-10 vs 1-8) and rebounding 48-23). The Terps had 19 offensive boards and turned them into 21 second chance points.

What's Next For Virginia: The Hoos would have preferred to have made a better showing against the Terps to enhance their tournament credentials, but they pretty much accomplished their mission here by beating their first round opponent. They are close to an NCAA tournament lock but will need to sweat out bid sniping by their conference opponents in NC State and Wake Forest, as well as in other conferences.

What's Next For Maryland: The Terps are now in a position to win the ACC title without beating a top ten team. In other words, you can pencil their name in on the championship trophy. Top Performers:

  1. Alyssa Thomas, MD: 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals. The newly minted ACC player of the year dominated the Hoos inside, scoring at will off the dribble and with mid-range jump shots.

  2. Brene Moseley, MD: 13 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists. The frosh guard led Maryland's impressive bench effort, as the Terps' reserves outscored Virginia's 26-8. Moseley was 3-4 from three point range and credited the team's bigs for relocating passes out to them.

  3. Ariana Moorer, UVa: 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals. The tough-as-nails guard did her best to keep her team in the game but didn't get a lot of help.

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Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - MD Players: #12 Lynetta Kizer
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Link to this Photo Note the terrapin-shell pattern on the uniform fabric  - MD Players: #10 Anjale Barrett
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Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - UVA Players: #23 Ataira Franklin - MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
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Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - MD Players: #12 Lynetta Kizer
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Link to this Photo Gerson wanted a foul call that didn't come  - UVA Players: #14 Lexie Gerson
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Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - UVA Players: #10 Kelsey Wolfe, #21 Jazmin Pitts - MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
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Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - UVA Players: #10 Kelsey Wolfe - MD Tags: #10 Anjale Barrett
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Link to this Photo Maryland huddle as Coach B has some words for her star  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas, Head Coach Brenda Frese
Maryland huddle as Coach B has some words for her star
 
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Link to this Photo Franklin on the line  - UVA Players: #23 Ataira Franklin
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Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - UVA Players: #23 Ataira Franklin - MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
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Link to this Photo For Virginia this game was pretty much a pop in the mouth  - UVA Players: #15 Ariana Moorer - MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
For Virginia this game was pretty much a pop in the mouth
 
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Link to this Photo When Kizer started making threes, well, it just wasn't Virginia's night  - MD Players: #12 Lynetta Kizer
When Kizer started making threes, well, it just wasn't Virginia's night
 
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Link to this Photo Wake coach Mike Petersen with DWHoops Rob Clough on press row
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Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - UVA Players: #4 Simone Egwu - MD Tags: #1 Lauren Mincy
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Link to this Photo A steal for Alyssa Thomas  - UVA Players: #10 Kelsey Wolfe - MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
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Link to this Photo Thomas finds Hawkins in transition  - MD Players: #21 Tianna Hawkins, #25 Alyssa Thomas
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Link to this Photo The world did not end when they touched!
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Link to this Photo Maryland brought a whole lot of fans, and they'll be here tomorrow  - MD Players:  Maryland Fans
Maryland brought a whole lot of fans, and they'll be here tomorrow
 
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Link to this Photo Maryland rested their starters most of the second half  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
Maryland rested their starters most of the second half
 
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Link to this Photo Virginia is left to await the bidding or non-bidding of the NCAA Selection Committee  - UVA Players:  Virginia Band
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ACC QF: # 7 Wake 81, #2 Miami 74
 
ACC Semi: #4 Georgia Tech 87, NC State 61

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