The Terps jumped out to an early 16-4 lead as Laurin Mincy hit two three-pointers early on, and they never looked back. They build up a 20-point halftime lead, including eight straight points by Lynetta Kizer as the first half began to wind down.
Kizer led the Terps in scoring for the night, scoring 18 points. She also grabbed six rebounds and totaled three steals and three assists. It was a very efficient night for Kizer and Maryland's starting frontcourt players, as her, Alicia DeVaughn, Alyssa Thomas, and Tianna Hawkins combined to shoot 66% from the floor.
DeVaughn filled up the stat sheet with 15 points, six blocks, five rebounds, four steals, and four assists for one of her most well-rounded games of the season. Hawkins and Thomas each added 14 points.
After being held scoreless last game against Georgia Tech, Laurin Mincy scored 13 tonight, including 3-for-5 shooting from behind the arc. Brene Moseley was the final Terp in double figures, scoring ten points.
Maryland's lead grew to as much as 33 points in the second half before the final margin was settled, and included a 13-1 run that featured five straight points by Moseley.
Clemson scored their 61 points despite just shooting 33.3% from the field and turning the ball over 25 times. Maryland had 18 turnovers themselves for the game, but the Tigers were unable to capitalize, scoring just 13 points off Terrapin turnovers.
Maryland now must gear up for a tough four-game stretch that begins on Sunday, when the Terps host the No. 6 Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricanes beat Maryland earlier this season in Miami, 75-63. Sunday's game will be nationally televised on ESPN2 and will tip-off at 2:50.