The eighth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team suffered through a cold-shooting second half Thursday and fell 60-57 at No. 15 North Carolina. Tianna Hawkins led with 23 points, 13 rebounds and Alyssa Thomas added 15 points, 16 boards.
The Terrapins led 35-29 at half, and shot 39.5 percent. To begin the second half, North Carolina jumped out to a 14-1 run and held the Terps bucket-less until Hawkins made a layup with just under 12 minutes to go. For the second half, the Terrapins (10-3, 1-1 ACC) shot just 23.5 percent, well under their season average of 48.4 percent. Nine of Thomas’ 15 points came in the final five minutes as the Terrapins pushed.
Strong efforts by Maryland’s 1-2 punch was negated by poor shooting from the rest of the team. Overall the Terps were 23-72 from the field for 31.9%. Next up #19 FSU on Sundat at 1:30 at Comcast.