Fourth-seed Maryland rolls over 13th-seed Quinnipiac

By The Sports Network
March 23, 2013 - 2:09pm

College Park, MD (Sports Network) - Tianna Hawkins and Alyssa Thomas each registered double-doubles for the fourth-seed Maryland Terrapins as they cruised to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 72-52 victory over the Quinnipiac Bobcats at the Comcast Center.

Hawkins had 23 points and 16 rebounds and Thomas finished with 29 points and 13 boards for Maryland (25-7). Alicia DeVaughn brought in a game-high 17 rebounds and Katie Rutan collected 11 boards as well for the Terps who will face Michigan State in the second round.

Felicia Barron tacked on 13 points and collected seven steals for Quinnipiac (30-3).

Thomas scored 12 points in the first half as the Terrapins held a 27-23 lead going into the break. Maryland shot just 38.7 percent during the period but held the Bobcats to 28.1 percent.

Hawkins had a double-double in the second half alone when she scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Maryland pulled away by netting 45.7 percent from the field. Quinnipiac shot a dismal 19 percent from the field in the final period.

Maryland had a 59-41 edge on the boards and a 46-14 advantage on points in the paint. The Terrapins overcome 25 turnovers in the win.