Notre Dame did all the things it normally does well -- and won the areas Maryland should have dominated -- to rout the Terps and return to the Final Four. Truth is, this one was practically over by halftime.
The Terps, the No. 2 seed, are loath to go small, while the Irish, the No. 1 seed, like their tough-as-nails lineup, even if it includes four guards and no one taller than 6-foot-2 forward Devereaux Peters.
Alyssa Thomas doesn't often have a lot to say to the media. The Maryland All-American prefers to let her play do the talking, and she hopes to make a loud statement against Notre Dame in Sunday's semifinal.