COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Alyssa Thomas had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Alicia DeVaughn added 14 points as No. 8 Maryland never trailed in an 89-53 victory over in-state foe Loyola, Md. on Sunday.
The Terrapins (2-0) never trailed as they defeated the Greyhounds (0-1) to win their home opener for the 15th consecutive season.
Nai Brown led Loyola with 11 points.
It was a solid bounce back for Thomas, a second-team All-America selection last season who had only four points in 10 minutes in Friday's opening 78-70 win at South Florida after dealing with foul trouble throughout. The senior needed less than 6 minutes to surpass her scoring output from the opener.
Maryland didn't put away South Florida until the final minute in that game, but needed little time to assert itself against Loyola.