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  #8 Maryland 79, #10 UNC 70
Terps Hold off Tar Heels as ACC Farewell Tour Begins
January 5, 2013

 
By Orin Day

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Alyssa Thomas started Maryland's final ACC regular season with a bang, scoring 21 points and grabbing 14 boards as Maryland defeated North Carolina 79-70 in Chapel Hill..
Alyssa Thomas started Maryland's final ACC regular season with a bang, scoring 21 points and grabbing 14 boards as Maryland defeated North Carolina 79-70 in Chapel Hill.
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#8 Maryland used a barrage of Katie Rutan threes to take a double digit second half lead, then used steady free throw shooting to hold off a late Tar Heel comeback, defeating #10 North Carolina 79-70 in the Terps final ACC game in Carmichael Arena. Alyssa Thomas led all scorers with 21 points and added a game high 14 rebounds, joining Rutan and freshmen Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Lexie Brown as double figure scorers. Stephanie Mavunga paced the Heels with 15 points and 7 boards, while Diamond DeShields and Latifah Coleman added 12 and 13 respectively. DeShields played the entire game with heavy tape on her left hand and wrist, having injured it in a fall two games prior, and while she stated after the game that it didn't hurt, there were several occasions where she wasn't able to receive the ball because of that issue.

The first and foremost oddity of the game was that Carolina outrebounded Maryland, a national leader in that category. This situation was even more unusual given that Xylina McDaniel, an excellent rebounder, was limited by foul trouble and played just 22 minutes. Much like Dearica Hamby of Wake Forest yesterday, McDaniel was whistled for two fouls in the first minute of play, forcing the Heels to go smaller with N'Dea Bryant. Mavunga anchored the Heels in the early going, scoring nine of their first eleven points, but only six more the rest of the way. Carolina trailed until Latifah Coleman came off the bench to score seven straight, capped with a trey that gave the Heels their first lead of the game at 17-16. That trey was the first scoring for UNC outside of the paint or free throws, and not a good sign when facing a team with Maryland's perimeter firepower. The Heels continued to live on the line for the rest of the half, converting 10 of 13 tries, but that wasn't quite enough to keep up with Walker-Kimbrough and Thomas's output. Mavunga generally kept the lane closed with a trio of first half blocks, one of them a spectacular swat of a Walker-Kimbrough attempt, but a Rutan trey at the 1:06 mark gave Maryland a nine point advantage, which they carried into the break. True to form, the Terps held a +7 rebounding advantage, as McDaniel grabbed only one board in seven minutes of action. That would soon change.

The Terps opened the second half looking for the knockout punch and the Heels' perimeter defense was accommodating. Laurin Mincy gave the Terps their first double digit lead of the contest with a trey twenty seconds in. The next five Maryland shots were also threes, two misses, then three Rutan makes. Given Rutan's reputation as a three-point specialist, giving her so many open looks was a critical error. A deuce from Thomas swelled the Terp lead to 16, and Carolina took a timeout to regroup. Coach Andrew Calder went with close to a "blue team" approach, subbing in Danielle Butts, Brittany Rountree, Bryant, and Hillary Summers. It worked well, with Summers and Rountree combining on a 9-0 run that cut Maryland's lead to under single digits. But the Heels couldn't get much closer, severely hampered by missing 11 free throws in the last 12 minutes and wasting a +11 second half rebounding advantage. When Maryland fouled Carolina offensive rebounders, they didn't make the Terps pay. Eventually a Mavunga hoop with 6:56 remaining made it a 6 point / 2 possession game, but Maryland answered with a Thomas stickback and the margin never fell below seven again. The Terps made 12-14 free throws in the final 4:13, and Carolina's plan to attack the basket and draw fouls was foiled by five free throw misses. It seemed that there was little Carolina confidence in taking threes to catch up, and with Maryland near perfect from the line, the outcome was academic. One bright spot in that stretch for UNC was Diamond DeShields coming out of nowhere to swat an Alyssa Thomas shot in the paint, greatly energizing the engaged crowd of nearly 5,000, but just not enough towards the bottom line.

The Heels are still clinging to a 38-37 advantage in the all-time series, so we'll see if these old rivals might just meet up in the ACC Tournament, perhaps with Sylvia Hatchell back at the helm. Coach Hatchell looked good in a brief halftime appearance, initially holding back tears but finishing strong. She made an impassioned speech encouraging those in attendance to visit the Carmichael lobby for a cheek swab to "Be The Match" for those who suffer from blood cancers. During that speech, Maryland coach Brenda Frese's husband Mark Thomas was by her side, as their young son Tyler has just completed a three year treatment for leukemia. Hatchell made the point that the Maryland and North Carolina programs "are not enemies, we are opponents," a positive and respectful perspective on rivalries that the Digest embraces. We encourage you to learn more about Coach Hatchell's campaign to find donors and raise money and awareness about blood cancers here and the Team Tyler Foundation here.

Top Performers:

  1. Alyssa Thomas, Maryland. 21 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 7-7 FT. While Thomas wasn't unstoppable, the Heels didn't have firepower today to counter, and she helped disrupt Carolina's offensive flow.

  2. Stephanie Mavunga, UNC. 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 steals. Mavunga was a force inside, all the more impressive when the Heels presented few outside threats.

  3. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Maryland. 16 points, 7 rebounds, 6-11 shooting. A clutch freshman performance in her first conference game that may earn her back-to-back ACC Rookie of the Week honors.

    Game Analysis

    Why Maryland Won: The Terps were 87% at the line and converted 16 Tar Heel turnovers into 20 points.

    Why UNC Lost: Poor shooting. The Heels were 2-13 from behind the arc (15.4%) for the game and 10-23 from the line in the second half.

    The Game Turned When...: Katie Rutan hit three consecutive threes to stretch Maryland's lead to 16 points. The ensuing patented Carolina run didn't erase that working margin, but only put a dent in it.

    X-Factor: Latifah Coleman's 13 points and 3 assists coming off the bench. However, her empty trips to the free throw line in the closing minutes of each half greatly hurt Carolina's chances.

    Areas for Improvement: Carolina shooting and perimeter defense; Maryland tempering their aggressiveness to avoid so many foul calls.

    Ramifications: It's a big win for the Terps coming off a relatively weak non-conference slate. They now have a great chance to run their league record to 5-0 before a showdown with Notre Dame in College Park on January 27th. Carolina needs to regroup quickly before hosting the new-look Wolfpack on Thursday to avoid starting with two home ACC losses.

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    Link to this Photo Katie Rutan in the perfect pose to show off Maryland's uniforms.  While I miss the classic red, these are pretty sharp.  - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
    Katie Rutan in the perfect pose to show off Maryland's uniforms. While I miss the classic red, these are pretty sharp.
     
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    Link to this Photo Xylina McDaniel drew foul #1 just as the TV cameraman scooted up.  I moved over, while McDaniel moved to the bench 26 seconds later with foul #2.  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel - MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    Xylina McDaniel drew foul #1 just as the TV cameraman scooted up. I moved over, while McDaniel moved to the bench 26 seconds later with foul #2.
     
    UNC Tags: #34 Xylina McDaniel
    MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas

    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
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    Link to this Photo Carolina immediately started attacking the basket, which was their most effective offensive mode  - UNC Players: #15 Allisha Gray
    Carolina immediately started attacking the basket, which was their most effective offensive mode
     
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    Link to this Photo If it's possible, Alyssa Thomas was an even more smooth shooter than last season.  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    If it's possible, Alyssa Thomas was an even more smooth shooter than last season.
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
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    Link to this Photo Gray - all ball  - UNC Players: #15 Allisha Gray
    Gray - all ball
     
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    Link to this Photo Three straight hoops for Walker-Kimbrough  - UNC Players: #24 Jessica Washington - MD Tags: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
    Three straight hoops for Walker-Kimbrough
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #4 Lexie Brown
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #3 Brene Moseley
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    Link to this Photo Forcing the five second call  - UNC Players: #1 Stephanie Mavunga - MD Tags: #4 Lexie Brown
    Forcing the five second call
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #1 Stephanie Mavunga
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #22 N'Dea Bryant
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    Link to this Photo Coleman scores, 16-14 Terps  - UNC Players: #2 Latifah Coleman - MD Tags: #5 Malina Howard
    Coleman scores, 16-14 Terps
     
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    Link to this Photo Coleman then stroked a three, Heels lead 17-16  - UNC Players: #2 Latifah Coleman
    Coleman then stroked a three, Heels lead 17-16
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #2 Latifah Coleman
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #2 Latifah Coleman
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
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    Link to this Photo Maryland's calling card?  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
    Maryland's calling card?
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #30 Hillary Summers - MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #2 Latifah Coleman - MD Tags: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
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    Link to this Photo Butts was 1-7 from the floor but did get seven boards  - UNC Players: #10 Danielle Butts - MD Tags: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
    Butts was 1-7 from the floor but did get seven boards
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #42 Brionna Jones
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    Link to this Photo DeShields was forced to shoot mostly one-handed due to the injury  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields
    DeShields was forced to shoot mostly one-handed due to the injury
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #15 Allisha Gray - MD Tags: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
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    Link to this Photo Foul #2 on DeShields, who got two in quick succession  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields - MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    Foul #2 on DeShields, who got two in quick succession
     
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    Link to this Photo The ball had gotten so sweaty that Dee had to wipe it off before Thomas's FT attempt  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    The ball had gotten so sweaty that Dee had to wipe it off before Thomas's FT attempt
     
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    Link to this Photo Moseley missed all of last season with a torn ACL  - MD Players: #3 Brene Moseley
    Moseley missed all of last season with a torn ACL
     
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    Link to this Photo Thomas face guards DeShields, helping force a miss  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields - MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    Thomas face guards DeShields, helping force a miss
     
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    Link to this Photo McDaniel rebounded the DeShields miss and drew a foul from DeVaughn  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel - MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
    McDaniel rebounded the DeShields miss and drew a foul from DeVaughn
     
    UNC Tags: #34 Xylina McDaniel
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    Link to this Photo Frese not happy with the foul call  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
    Frese not happy with the foul call
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #5 Malina Howard
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    Link to this Photo Diamond cuts it to two, 27-25  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields
    Diamond cuts it to two, 27-25
     
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    Link to this Photo Thomas makes sure not to foul  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields - MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    Thomas makes sure not to foul
     
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    Link to this Photo DeShield's three would have given Carolina the lead, but it was way off  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields - MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    DeShield's three would have given Carolina the lead, but it was way off
     
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    Link to this Photo Rejection by Howard  - UNC Players: #1 Stephanie Mavunga - MD Tags: #5 Malina Howard
    Rejection by Howard
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
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    Link to this Photo SWK ups her total to nine points, almost her average of 11 and still with six minutes left in the first half  - UNC Players: #1 Stephanie Mavunga - MD Tags: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
    SWK ups her total to nine points, almost her average of 11 and still with six minutes left in the first half
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel
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    Link to this Photo Foul #3 on McDaniel came with 5:11 left in the first half  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel - MD Tags: #22 Tierney Pfirman
    Foul #3 on McDaniel came with 5:11 left in the first half
     
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    Link to this Photo Xylina didn't believe the call  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel
    Xylina didn't believe the call
     
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    Link to this Photo Coach Calder called out to referee Angelica Suffren,
    Coach Calder called out to referee Angelica Suffren, "That's two on 23 [DeShields], three on 34 [McDaniel], but none on 25 [Thomas]" This picture shows the 5 in 25, the last of his hand signals.
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #22 Tierney Pfirman
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    Link to this Photo Angling for an offensive rebound  - UNC Players: #2 Latifah Coleman, #1 Stephanie Mavunga - MD Tags: #42 Brionna Jones
    Angling for an offensive rebound
     
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    Link to this Photo Shatori scored 6 of Maryland's last 8 points, and the Terps lead 35-29  - MD Players: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
    Shatori scored 6 of Maryland's last 8 points, and the Terps lead 35-29
     
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    Link to this Photo Dee Kantner listens to Calder's take on how the game is being called
    Dee Kantner listens to Calder's take on how the game is being called
    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
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    Link to this Photo Pfirman missed her second open shot of the half and found the bench soon after  - MD Players: #22 Tierney Pfirman
    Pfirman missed her second open shot of the half and found the bench soon after
     
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    Link to this Photo Coleman misses an open look as the Terps are building a working margin  - UNC Players: #2 Latifah Coleman - MD Tags: #4 Lexie Brown
    Coleman misses an open look as the Terps are building a working margin
     
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    Link to this Photo Gray gets a good look from three, but again a Tar Heel miss.  Maryland would take a 40-13 lead to the locker room.  - UNC Players: #15 Allisha Gray - MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
    Gray gets a good look from three, but again a Tar Heel miss. Maryland would take a 40-13 lead to the locker room.
     
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    Link to this Photo Coach Hatchell on the Carolina bench during a halftime shag dancing exhibition  - UNC Players: Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell
    Coach Hatchell on the Carolina bench during a halftime shag dancing exhibition
     
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    Link to this Photo Two of the shag dancers, all wore orange ribbons in support of Hatchell  - UNC Players:  UNC Fans
    Two of the shag dancers, all wore orange ribbons in support of Hatchell
     
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    Link to this Photo With a couple tears in her eyes, coach Hatchell began her short speech  - UNC Players: Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell
    With a couple tears in her eyes, coach Hatchell began her short speech
     
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    Link to this Photo Coach Hatchell, with coach Frese's husband Mark Thomas by her side, stated that Maryland and UNC were
    Coach Hatchell, with coach Frese's husband Mark Thomas by her side, stated that Maryland and UNC were "opponents, not enemies" and encouraged all to Be The Match by registering via a cheek swab or donating funds in the lobby
     
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    Link to this Photo Back to second half action as Lauren Mincy struck quickly with a three, 43-31 Terps  - MD Players: #1 Lauren Mincy
    Back to second half action as Lauren Mincy struck quickly with a three, 43-31 Terps
     
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    Link to this Photo Allisha Gray answers with a deuce as McDaniel holds back Rutan  - UNC Players: #15 Allisha Gray, #34 Xylina McDaniel - MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
    Allisha Gray answers with a deuce as McDaniel holds back Rutan
     
    UNC Tags: #15 Allisha Gray, #34 Xylina McDaniel
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    Link to this Photo Washington only got two shots in the game, both in the first four minutes of the half, both missed  - UNC Players: #24 Jessica Washington
    Washington only got two shots in the game, both in the first four minutes of the half, both missed
     
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    Link to this Photo Thomas snares a loose ball on the floor  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields - MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    Thomas snares a loose ball on the floor
     
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    Link to this Photo Thomas goes over the top of Mavunga, her first foul  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    Thomas goes over the top of Mavunga, her first foul
     
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    Link to this Photo Looking for an intentional foul on Thomas  - UNC Players: Assistant Coach Andrew Calder
    Looking for an intentional foul on Thomas
     
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    Link to this Photo Mavunga, clearly shaken from the hard foul, missed both free throws  - UNC Players: #1 Stephanie Mavunga
    Mavunga, clearly shaken from the hard foul, missed both free throws
     
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    Link to this Photo Gray swooped in to stick back Mavunga's second miss  - UNC Players: #15 Allisha Gray
    Gray swooped in to stick back Mavunga's second miss
     
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    Link to this Photo A solid screen from DeVaughn gives Rutan an open look, but she'd miss this try  - UNC Players: Mascot Ramses, #15 Allisha Gray - MD Tags: #13 Alicia DeVaughn, #40 Katie Rutan
    A solid screen from DeVaughn gives Rutan an open look, but she'd miss this try
     
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    Link to this Photo Defensive board  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
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    Link to this Photo First three of the second half for Rutan, 47-37 Maryland  - UNC Players: #15 Allisha Gray - MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
    First three of the second half for Rutan, 47-37 Maryland
     
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    Link to this Photo Second three of the second half for Rutan, 50-37 Maryland  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields - MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
    Second three of the second half for Rutan, 50-37 Maryland
     
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    Link to this Photo Rutan heads upcourt  - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
    Rutan heads upcourt
     
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    Link to this Photo A closer look at Alyssa Thomas's kicks  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    A closer look at Alyssa Thomas's kicks
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #24 Jessica Washington
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    Link to this Photo Third three of the half for Rutan, signaled by Joseph Vaszily, it would be a 14 point Maryland lead  - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
    Third three of the half for Rutan, signaled by Joseph Vaszily, it would be a 14 point Maryland lead
     
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    Link to this Photo Mavunga denied  - UNC Players: #1 Stephanie Mavunga - MD Tags: #5 Malina Howard
    Mavunga denied
     
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    Link to this Photo A swish for Thomas makes it 55-39  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    A swish for Thomas makes it 55-39
     
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    Link to this Photo Frese tells her defense to think  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
    Frese tells her defense to think
     
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    Link to this Photo Diamond tries to snap the Terps' run  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields
    Diamond tries to snap the Terps' run
     
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    Link to this Photo A huge three from Rountree cuts the once 16 point deficit to 11, and Maryland gets a time out  - UNC Players: #11 Brittany Rountree
    A huge three from Rountree cuts the once 16 point deficit to 11, and Maryland gets a time out
     
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    Link to this Photo Angelica Suffren
    Angelica Suffren

    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: Mascot Ramses
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    Link to this Photo Rountree again, back to single digits  - UNC Players: #11 Brittany Rountree
    Rountree again, back to single digits
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: #13 Alicia DeVaughn
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #10 Danielle Butts
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    Link to this Photo A little too fast for Butts, who missed back-to-back shots  - UNC Players: #10 Danielle Butts
    A little too fast for Butts, who missed back-to-back shots
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: Assistant Coach Marlin Chinn
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    Link to this Photo Rountree got the hoop but missed the ensuing free throw  - UNC Players: #11 Brittany Rountree
    Rountree got the hoop but missed the ensuing free throw
     
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    Link to this Photo McDaniel missed this high degree of difficulty shot, but at least Carolina got the rebound  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel
    McDaniel missed this high degree of difficulty shot, but at least Carolina got the rebound
     
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    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: Mascot Ramses,  UNC Cheerleaders
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    Link to this Photo The unusual free throw ritual of Hillary Summers, who was 3-6 from the line  - UNC Players: #30 Hillary Summers
    The unusual free throw ritual of Hillary Summers, who was 3-6 from the line
     
    UNC Tags: #30 Hillary Summers
    Link to this Photo Mavunga was far quieter in the second half, but scored here to close it to a manageable 65-57 with 5:03 left  - UNC Players: #1 Stephanie Mavunga
    Mavunga was far quieter in the second half, but scored here to close it to a manageable 65-57 with 5:03 left
     
    UNC Tags: #1 Stephanie Mavunga

    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UNC Players: #1 Stephanie Mavunga
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    Link to this Photo DeShields cuts it to eight  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields
    DeShields cuts it to eight
     
    UNC Tags: #23 Diamond DeShields
    Link to this Photo DeShields came out of nowhere to block Thomas, a huge crowd reaction at the under four time out  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields - MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    DeShields came out of nowhere to block Thomas, a huge crowd reaction at the under four time out
     
    UNC Tags: #23 Diamond DeShields
    MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas

    Link to this Photo McDaniel twisted to the goal, drawing the foul from Rutan  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel - MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
    McDaniel twisted to the goal, drawing the foul from Rutan
     
    UNC Tags: #34 Xylina McDaniel
    MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan
    Link to this Photo A closer look at Diamond DeShield's injured left hand and wrist  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields
    A closer look at Diamond DeShield's injured left hand and wrist
     
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    Link to this Photo McDaniel wasted the chance to cut it to a two possession game by missing both free throws  - UNC Players: #34 Xylina McDaniel
    McDaniel wasted the chance to cut it to a two possession game by missing both free throws
     
    UNC Tags: #34 Xylina McDaniel
    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese, #4 Lexie Brown
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    Link to this Photo Clearly frustrated with his team's shooting woes  - UNC Players: Assistant Coach Andrew Calder
    Clearly frustrated with his team's shooting woes
     
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    Link to this Photo Meanwhile the Maryland fouls continued to mount  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
    Meanwhile the Maryland fouls continued to mount
     
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    Link to this Photo With just 1:17 left and the margin still at eight, Coleman also missed a pair of free throws.  - UNC Players: #2 Latifah Coleman
    With just 1:17 left and the margin still at eight, Coleman also missed a pair of free throws.
     
    UNC Tags: #2 Latifah Coleman

    Link to this Photo Carolina was forced to foul, twice choosing the freshman who would calmly drain four free throws  - UNC Players: #10 Danielle Butts - MD Tags: #4 Lexie Brown
    Carolina was forced to foul, twice choosing the freshman who would calmly drain four free throws
     
    UNC Tags: #10 Danielle Butts
    MD Tags: #4 Lexie Brown
    Link to this Photo Butts got to the line and made a pair, assisted by a DeVaughn lane violation  - UNC Players: #10 Danielle Butts
    Butts got to the line and made a pair, assisted by a DeVaughn lane violation
     
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    Link to this Photo Down eight with 22 seconds left, Carolina chose to attack the basket rather than look for a three, and missed twice.  It just wasn't their day.  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields
    Down eight with 22 seconds left, Carolina chose to attack the basket rather than look for a three, and missed twice. It just wasn't their day.
     
    UNC Tags: #23 Diamond DeShields
    Link to this Photo Finally UNC took a three, but missed that as well  - UNC Players: #11 Brittany Rountree - MD Tags: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
    Finally UNC took a three, but missed that as well
     
    UNC Tags: #11 Brittany Rountree
    MD Tags: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough

    Link to this Photo Dee Kantner with a bit of consolation for DeShields  - UNC Players: #23 Diamond DeShields
    Dee Kantner with a bit of consolation for DeShields
     
    UNC Tags: #23 Diamond DeShields
    Link to this Photo Thomas snared the final rebound.  Ballgame, Maryland 77, UNC 70.  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    Thomas snared the final rebound. Ballgame, Maryland 77, UNC 70.
     
    MD Tags: #25 Alyssa Thomas

    Link to this Photo Post game handshakes concluded Maryland's last ACC appearance in Chapel Hill  - MD Players: #5 Malina Howard, #25 Alyssa Thomas, #40 Katie Rutan
    Post game handshakes concluded Maryland's last ACC appearance in Chapel Hill
     
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    Link to this Photo Post game press conference  - MD Players: #25 Alyssa Thomas
    Post game press conference
     
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    Link to this Photo Post game press conference - Rutan smiled when reminded of the facemask she wore in her previous visit to Carmichael  - MD Players: #40 Katie Rutan
    Post game press conference - Rutan smiled when reminded of the facemask she wore in her previous visit to Carmichael
     
    MD Tags: #40 Katie Rutan

    Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - MD Players: Head Coach Brenda Frese
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    Link to this Photo Post game press conference - 16 points was one shy of Walker-Kimbrough's career high, though her 17 point nights were against Wofford and Texas Southern  - MD Players: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
    Post game press conference - 16 points was one shy of Walker-Kimbrough's career high, though her 17 point nights were against Wofford and Texas Southern
     
    MD Tags: #32 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough

    Link to this Photo Coach Calder took full responsibility for Carolina's shooting woes, and promised that they'd be revisiting a lot of drills in practice  - UNC Players: Assistant Coach Andrew Calder
    Coach Calder took full responsibility for Carolina's shooting woes, and promised that they'd be revisiting a lot of drills in practice
     
    UNC Tags: Assistant Coach Andrew Calder
    Link to this Photo Post game press conference  - UNC Players: #1 Stephanie Mavunga
    Post game press conference
     
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    Link to this Photo Post game press conference  - UNC Players: #2 Latifah Coleman
    Post game press conference
     
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