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

seed.

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.