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Georgia Tech falls to No. 6 Maryland 92-81

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm •  Published: January 19, 2014
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Georgia Tech outrebounded No. 6 Maryland, launched 80 field-goal attempts and got 27 points from freshman Kaela Davis.

It wasn't enough.

Although the Yellow Jackets gave the Terrapins everything they could handle in a 92-81 defeat Sunday, coach MaChelle Joseph has been around too long to look for silver linings or moral victories.

She did, however, derive some satisfaction from her team's performance.

"I'm just really proud of the way our team competed," she said. "This is the sixth Top 25 teams we've played this season, and we've had an opportunity in every one of those games."

Georgia Tech (12-6, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) won the battle of the boards 43-25, the 15th straight game in which the Yellow Jackets outrebounded their opponent. They got 22 points and 14 rebounds from Tyaunna Marshall and took 21 more shots than the Terrapins (16-1, 4-0), but missed 50 of them.

"We got 80 shots, but obviously we've got to make more than we did," Joseph said.

That wasn't the only problem. Three Georgia Tech players fouled out and Maryland took 43 free throws in outscoring the Yellow Jackets 35-15 at the line.

"It's tough for us to defend when we give up 43 free throws," Joseph said. "Obviously we fouled too much."

Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Terrapins, who have won 14 straight. It was Thomas' NCAA-leading 15th double-double.

Lexie Brown scored 15 for the Terrapins and Alicia DeVaughn added 13, going 11 for 12 at the line. Maryland committed a season-high 23 turnovers.

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