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Thomas' 15th double-double carries No. 6 Maryland past Georgia Tech 92-81

  • Maryland's Alyssa Thomas (25) looks to shoot as Georgia Tech's Roddreka Rogers defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan 19, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Maryland's Alyssa Thomas (25) looks to shoot as Georgia Tech's Roddreka Rogers defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan 19, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Maryland's Alyssa Thomas, left, tries to block a shot by Georgia Tech's Donnaizha Fountain in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan 19, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Maryland's Alyssa Thomas, left, tries to block a shot by Georgia Tech's Donnaizha Fountain in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan 19, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)  (The Associated Press)

Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 14 rebounds for her NCAA-leading 15th double-double, and No. 6 Maryland withstood a strong challenge from Georgia Tech in a 92-81 victory Sunday.

The Terrapins trailed at halftime and led by only four points with 8:50 left. But with Thomas leading the way, Maryland (16-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its 14th consecutive win and beat the Yellow Jackets (12-5, 2-3) for the fifth straight time.

Thomas went 7 for 14 from the floor and made eight of nine free throws, including a pair that launched a 6-0 run that made it 75-65 with 5:33 to go.

Lexie Brown scored 15 for the Terrapins and Alicia DeVaughn added 13, going 11 for 12 at the line. Maryland committed a season-high 23 turnovers, but made 35 foul shots compared to 15 for Georgia Tech.