Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 17 points, leading top-seeded Connecticut over Maryland 76-50 on Saturday in the Bridgeport regional semifinals.
Alyssa Thomas scored 28 points and Maryland defeated Michigan State 74-49 Monday night in College Park to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA women's tournament for a second straight year.
The Terrapins — who are down to essentially a six-player rotation because of injuries — simply didn't have enough fresh bodies to keep up with the deeper Tar Heels.
Thomas, who earlier in the week won her second ACC player of the year award, had a career-high 32 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for her second triple-double of the season.
Laurin Mincy had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Maryland rally past Texas A&M 81-74 on Sunday in the semifinals of the Raleigh Regional of the NCAA tournament.