Published January 06, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 8 Maryland beat Florida State 71-64 on Sunday, ending the Seminoles' five-game winning streak.
Tianna Hawkins added 17 points while Tierney Pfirman had 12 points for the Terrapins (11-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Maryland, which dropped a 60-57 decision at No. 15 North Carolina on Thursday, has not lost two straight this season.
Chelsea Davis scored 18 points for the Seminoles, Alexia Delusio added 15 and Natasha Howard 11 for Florida State (12-2, 2-1). The Seminoles hadn't lost since a 78-77 defeat at Nebraska on Dec. 8. Florida State never led and trailed by 16 at the half.
Florida State chipped away at the Maryland lead throughout the second half, getting to within three points at 66-63 with just over a minute remaining. But Pfirman responded with a three-point field goal on the Terrapins' next possession to preserve the victory. Maryland owned a 48-30 advantage in rebounds.