Tianna Hawkins had 19 points and 18 rebounds, Lynetta Kizer scored 12 points in her return from a suspension and Maryland (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) beat the University of Maryland, Baltimore County 70-59 on Saturday night.
Tianna Hawkins scored 16 points in her first start of the season and Maryland (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) coasted past Maryland-Baltimore County 71-45 Friday night for its eighth straight victory.
Kimberly Beck scored 20 points to surpass 1,000 for her career, Antelia Parrish added 17 points and eight rebounds, and No. 14 George Washington opened its season with a 79-59 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County on Friday night.
Carlee Cassidy scored 14 points to help seventh-seeded UMBC stun top-seed Hartford 48-46 on Sunday night in the 2007 America East championship game and earn the Retrievers' first trip to the NCAA Tournament.