It's not that Alyssa Thomas and Shoni Schimmel can't do it all on their own. But on Sunday, with the help of teammates such as Maryland's Lauren Mincy and Louisville's Tia Gibbs and Asia Taylor, the senior stars didn't have to.
Alyssa Thomas had 13 points and 14 rebounds, Lexie Brown scored 21 and No. 4 seed Maryland closed the first half with 20 straight points to roll past Army 90-52 Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA women's tournament.
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.
Tianna Hawkins had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Alicia DeVaughn contributed 15 points and 11 boards, and No. 5 Maryland rolled to a season-opening 88-47 victory over crosstown-foe Mount St. Mary's on Friday night.