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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Tianna Hawkins
Freshman guard Lexie Brown scored a season-high 31 points, going 7 of 8 from beyond the arc, and No. 8 Maryland beat Syracuse 89-64 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak.
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.
Baylor is six wins from a second straight national championship. But, it's hardly a foregone conclusion this year that the Lady Bears will repeat.
Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 8 Maryland beat Florida State 71-64 on Sunday, ending the Seminoles' five-game winning streak.
Maryland's dreams of a trip to the women's Final Four came to an extremely rough end Tuesday night at PNC Arena.
Maryland couldn't have asked for a much sweeter scenario than the Terrapins pieced together Sunday at PNC Arena.
In the second round of the NCAA tournament, the Maryland women's basketball team needed ACC player of the year Alyssa Thomas to fill a new role: cheerleader.
Minutes after it was announced that fifth-ranked Maryland would play Navy in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament, the Terps' Tianna Hawkins was asked what she knew about the Midshipmen.
The Associated Press, ESPN and bracketologists agree: Maryland is the fifth best women's basketball team in the country behind Baylor, Stanford, Connecticut and Notre Dame.
There will be no tearful ceremony at midcourt for this one. No new slot in the record book. No round number to highlight in the media guide.
Tianna Hawkins scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and No. 8 Maryland took charge early in a 73-56 victory over Virginia on Thursday night.
Alyssa Thomas scored 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, Tianna Hawkins added a career-high 23 points and No. 8 Maryland beat No. 22 Georgia Tech 64-56 on Monday night.
Maryland certainly knows what it takes to beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Five minutes into the second half, Maryland forward Tianna Hawkins took two dribbles down the lane and forced the ball into the hoop for the basket and the foul.
Maryland got all it could handle from Michigan, and Terrapins coach Brenda Frese couldn't have been happier.
Lynetta Kizer came off the bench for 15 points and Tianna Hawkins added 12, Hawkins leaving the game for good after taking a hard foul from Kelsey Bone with 7:38 to go.
"We want to eliminate everyone from getting to the offensive glass," forward Tianna Hawkins said. "We need to do what we do best, which is rebound, run and defend. I think if we do those three things, we'll do well."