Thomas scores 27 with 13 rebounds as No. 7 Maryland women dismantle Virginia, 73-44

Published February 17, 2013

| Associated Press

Alyssa Thomas had 27 points and 13 rebounds and No. 7 Maryland used a 26-3 run spanning the halves to blow open a close game and beat Virginia 73-44 on Sunday.

Alicia DeVaughn added 14 points and Malina Howard 12 for the Terrapins (21-4, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led 29-25 before two free throws by DeVaughn sparked the burst 3:46 before halftime.

Ataira Franklin led Virginia (15-10, 7-7) with 21 points, but the Cavaliers lost for the fourth time in five game.

Virginia missed 16 consecutive field goals tries during the drought until Franklin's 3-pointer finally dropped 6:22 into the second half. It was the first points for Virginia since Franklin's putback with 4:06 remaining in the opening half.

Katie Rutan added 11 for Maryland, which moved into sole possession of second place in the ACC because No. 14 North Carolina lost 80-73 to No. 19 Florida State earlier in the day.

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