Thomas, No. 6 Maryland down Syracuse

By The Sports Network
January 17, 2014 - 12:54am

College Park, MD ( - Alyssa Thomas had 19 points and 11
rebounds as No. 6 Maryland defeated Syracuse 77-62 on Thursday night.

Brionna Jones added a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Terrapins (15-1, 3-0 ACC), who have won 13 in a row.

Brianna Butler netted 14 points to lead Syracuse (12-5, 1-3), which has dropped four of its last five tilts.

The Orange trailed by as many as 19 in the first half, but cut the deficit to 48-38 with 14:41 left before Maryland answered with a 13-3 run to put the game away.

Jones had eight points during the swing, which she capped with a layup for a 61-41 advantage a little before the midway point of the second half. Maryland cruised to the easy win the rest of the way.

Maryland led 42-28 at the break.