From the tip we wanted to be relentless and it starts with, I think, your point guard being extremely aggressive, said Frese. I thought Dara Taylor did a tremendous job setting the tone early and then I thought our post game did a nice job in terms of running the floor hard and being aggressive inside in the paint.
Lynetta Kizer led the Terps (18-8, 5-6 ACC) with 18 points, including a perfect 10 for 10 from the free throw line. Kizer also finished with 7 rebounds. The Lady Terps also got positive contributions from Dara Taylor, who finished with 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Diandra Tchatchouang, who had 14 points and 6 rebounds.
Despite trailing 4-0, the Terps used a 7-0 run to put themselves up for good early in the first. A 13-2 run gave the Terps a 37-19 halftime lead. The 19 points allowed by the Terps was the lowest the team has allowed in any first half this season.