Three players scored in double figures Sunday to help the eighth-ranked
All-American Alyssa Thomas led the way with 20 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and three steals. Tianna Hawkins, the
Maryland (11-3, 2-1 ACC) dominated the glass 48-30 and held the Seminoles to eight offensive rebounds. Florida State's 64 points were its lowest total this season.
"Just a great ACC game and battle. This is what they are all going to be about," Maryland coach
Chelsea Davis scored 18 points, Alexia Delusio added 15 and Natasha Howard 11 for Florida State (12-2, 2-1). The Seminoles hadn't lost since a 78-77 defeat at Nebraska on Dec. 8. Florida State never led.
Two free throws by Pfirman started an 11-0 run that helped the Terrapins open a double-digit lead at 26-14 with 6:34 left in the first. They led 40-26 at the break.
Florida State chipped away at the Maryland lead throughout the second half and cut the Terps' lead to single digits for good with just over nine minutes to go. The Noles got to within three points at 66-63 off a layup by Natasha Howard with 1:42 to play, then Katie Rutan answered with a 3 to push it back to a six-point game.
Hawkins added a layup and in the final minute to keep the Seminoles at bay.
The Terrapins will host
Nicole Krusen led the Greyhounds (6-7, 1-1) with 12 points, with nine in the first five minutes of the game. Katie Sheahin chipped in nine points and eight rebounds.
Loyola 74, Saint Peter's 58: Senior forward Erik Etherly set season highs with 24 points and five blocked shots while grabbing seven rebounds for the host Greyhounds (11-5, 3-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Etherly was one of three players who scored in double figures for Loyola, which shot 49 percent from the field. He made six of 12 from 3-point range and converted 18 of 22 free-throw attempts.
Junior guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) scored 18 points, and senior guard Robert Olson added 17 for Loyola.
Senior guard Yvon Raymond scored 16 points for the Peacocks (6-8, 1-3), who have lost three of their past four and eight of 11.