Thomas dominant as No. 8 Maryland women rout Siena
Alyssa Thomas had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 8 Maryland overcame a shaky first half to beat Ohio State 67-55 Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Freshman Lexie Brown scored a season-high 16 points and Alyssa Thomas added 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 8 Maryland to an 84-60 rout of Ohio on Saturday in the San Juan Shootout.
No. 8 Maryland women rout Texas Southern 100-59
Alyssa Thomas scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help No. 8 Maryland outlast Drexel 69-63 on Monday night.
No. 8 Maryland beats George Washington 87-51
How does a two-time ACC Player of the Year get even better? After an offseason camp with USA Basketball, Alyssa Thomas returned to the Terps even more focused.
Playing short-handed, it was clear Friday just how small Connecticut's margin for error is right now. But in putting together a 72-55 victory over No. 8 Maryland, the gap between the Huskies and the rest of the country remains.
No. 8 Maryland beats Loyola, Md. 89-53
Laurin Mincy scored 15 points and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 12 as No. 8 Maryland beat South Florida 78-70 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Before the season tips off Friday, espnW.com offers its predictions for conference champions, Final Four teams and who will be crowned national champion in Nashville, Tenn.
Connecticut sophomore Breanna Stewart edged Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike and Maryland's Alyssa Thomas as espnW.com's preseason player of the year.
Notre Dame joins the ACC this season, but Duke remains the favorite ahead of the Irish, Maryland and North Carolina.
Chiney Ogwumike received all 36 votes from a national media panel Tuesday, becoming the ninth player to be a unanimous selection on The Associated Press preseason All-America team.
Who are the top five players per position in the country? Who are the best players at each spot on the floor? espnW's annual preseason list supplies the answers.
Defending national champion UConn is the unanimous No. 1 as espnW.com's panel of contributors cast their preseason rankings.