Terrapins rally past Aggies 81-74 in NCAAs
Laurin Mincy had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Maryland
rally past Texas A&M 81-74 on Sunday in the semifinals of the
Raleigh Regional of the NCAA tournament.
Alyssa Thomas added 21 points and nine rebounds for the
second-seeded Terrapins (31-4), who trailed by 18 points in the
first half and by 11 midway through the second half. But Maryland
fought its way back and held the reigning national champion Aggies
(24-11) to just one basket in the final 7 1/2 minutes.
The Terrapins have won 10 straight and 13 of 14 since a home
loss to Virginia Tech on Jan. 26. They’re back in a regional final
for the first time since 2009 when they were in Raleigh as a No. 1
Freshman Alexia Standish scored 19 points to lead third-seeded
Texas A&M, which spent much of the game shooting 50 percent
before cooling off as Maryland rallied.