Brown scores 21 as Maryland beats Army 90-52

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 23, 2014 at 5:11 pm •  Published: March 23, 2014
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With her 25th double-double of the season, Thomas upped her career point total to 2,271 points — the most in school history by a man or woman. She passed Juan Dixon, who scored 2,269.

"For her to break the all-time record here at home is fitting," Frese said.

"She is one of the best players I have ever seen, in terms of her instincts and her ability," Magarity said. "She's just unbelievable."

Minato scored 18 after halftime after a 3-for-8 first half. Making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2006, Army went 7 for 22 from the floor during the pivotal first half and was outrebounded 25-12.

Playing her last game with the Black Knights, Jen Hazlett — the only senior on the squad — finished 1 for 10 from beyond the arc.

"Maryland did a great job on defense, but a lot of my shots were pretty open," Hazlett said. "I just wasn't making shots today."

Neither were her teammates. The Black Knights shot 37 percent overall and were 9 for 27 from beyond the arc.

Army had two shot-clock violations in the opening four minutes, and the Terrapins dominated the boards on the offensive end while taking a 12-7 lead.

With eight minutes elapsed, the Terrapins had 18 shots and no turnovers. The Black Knights, in contrast, had seven shots and six turnovers.

But Maryland kept misfiring, and successive 3-pointers by Jean Parker and Minato preceded the Frese timeout with 9:11 left.

After that, the Terrapins dominated.

"Once we started getting stops and getting rebounds and just pushing the ball up and picking up tempo," Thomas said, "it opened it up a lot for us."

The Terrapins returned to make their next three shots, including a 3 by Laurin Mincy that put Maryland ahead for good.

Minutes later, the Terrapins went on their 20-0 run. Brown scored eight straight points during the surge and Thomas contributed a basket and two free throws.