College Park, MD (Sports Network) - Laurin Mincy scored a game-high 24 points
to lead the second-seeded Maryland Terrapins to a 72-68 victory over the
seventh-seeded Louisville Lady Cardinals in the second round of the 2012 NCAA
Women's Tournament at the Comcast Center.
Tianna Hawkins contributed a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds for
Maryland (30-4), which won its ninth game in a row.
Shoni Schimmel led Louisville (23-10) with 22 points and nine assists. Shawnta'
Dyer chipped in 17 points and Bria Smith netted 12 points for the Lady
The Terps took a narrow 31-29 lead into halftime after they shot 41.4 percent
from the floor in the opening period. Louisville went into the intermission
trailing after it went 4-of-8 from the charity stripe in the first half.
The Lady Cardinals had the ball trailing 71-68 in the final seconds, but
Mincy's defense caused Becky Burke's potential game-tying three-point attempt
to fall short.
Louisville made only 3-of-19 from beyond the arc in the contest. Maryland held
a 41-35 advantage in the rebounding battle.
The Terps advance to the Sweet 16 to face the winner of the Arkansas-Texas A&M
second round matchup.
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