Alyssa Thomas scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in her final home game as No. 9 Maryland defeated Virginia Tech 87-48 on Sunday.
Duke was picked to win the ACC preseason women's basketball poll by both media and coaches. The Blue Devils, who return all five starters, were 33-3 last season and have advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight the last four years.
Alyssa Thomas had 26 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks and No. 10 Maryland took charge from the opening tip to beat Virginia Tech 74-45 on Sunday.
The Blue Devils should dominate the ACC again, but after three straight losses in the Elite Eight, they'll be judged on whether they reach the Final Four.
Monet Tellier tied a career high with 31 points and fueled a late charge that carried Virginia Tech to a stunning 75-69 upset of Maryland (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) on Thursday night.
Alyssa Thomas scored 15 points, Lynetta Kizer had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Maryland used a late surge to beat lowly Virginia Tech 61-48.
Kristi Toliver scored a season-high 29 points, hitting a career-best eight 3-pointers, and Maryland (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) beat Virginia Tech 96-79 Sunday.
Kristie Toliver scored 28 points and No. 5 Maryland rallied from a 21-point deficit in the first half to beat Virginia Tech 74-71 in overtime on Monday night.
Kristi Toliver scored 19 points, Crystal Langhorne had 15, and No. 6 Maryland used impressive shooting to coast past Virginia Tech 78-59 Thursday night.
Kristi Toliver didn't get discouraged after shooting just 1-for-6 from the field in the first half.
Duke chopped a couple points off Tennessee's lead and North Carolina bumped LSU from the No. 3 spot it had held all season in The AP women's basketball poll.
BYU and George Washington joined the AP Top 25 poll.
The Lady Vols led the AP poll for the fifth straight week after defeating two more ranked opponents -- the 101st time Tennessee has been No. 1.
Dawn Chriss and Kerri Gardin scored 19 points each to lead Virginia Tech past 23rd-ranked Maryland, 87-79, on Thursday night.
The ACC looks more competitive than ever, but don't be surprised if Duke skates to the top again.
Carrie Mason had 16 points for Virginia Tech, which hung on to upset No. 17 Maryland 77-67 in the Hokies' Atlantic Coast Conference debut on Sunday.