The Vanderbilt women's basketball team will face Maryland on Saturday in the semi finals of the Spokane (Wash.) Regional of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 1 seeded Terrapins defeated No. 8 seed Nebraska, 76-64, on Tuesday night.
, (32-3), finished the regular season second in the ACC behind North Carolina
and has defeated the likes of LSU
, Notre Dame
, and Virginia
. Maryland's three losses were to Rutgers, North Carolina and Duke (in ACC Tourney). Maryland is ranked fifth nationally in the RPI ratings. Forward/center Crystal Langhorne, who averages 17 points per game, is the Terrapins leading scorer. Maryland won the national championship in 2006.
Vanderbilt (25-8) advanced by defeating West Virginia, 64-46, on Monday night. Vanderbilt is 34-20 all time in the NCAA Tournament. The last time the Commodores advanced to a regional semifinal was in 2005 when they lost to Michigan State, 76-64, in Kansas City.
The Vanderbilt-Maryland winner will face the winner of the Pittsburgh-Stanford matchup for the right to advance to the Final Four.
Tip off time for Saturday's game has not yet been announced.