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D.C.: Go big or go home

Basketball

The GIST: We’re not fans of owner Dan Snyder receiving almost complete control of the WFT. But what are we fans of? The Maryland women’s basketball team.

March 25, 2021
Source: Edward A. Ornelas
Source: Edward A. Ornelas

And then there was one: VCU, Virginia Tech and Mount St. Mary’s are all out of the women’s tournament. Either they struggled offensively, were shut down by an elite defense or had the misfortune of facing Maryland...leaving Maryland as the lone DMV squad, women’s or men’s, remaining in March Madness. 

  • The 2-seed Terps put on a clinic in yesterday’s second round matchup against 7-seed Alabama, trouncing them 100–64. The Terps led 30–9 (!!!) at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Damn. At least one Maryland team knows how to beat ’Bama.
  • While all five starters tout double-digit scoring averages, it was the bench who shone yesterday. Angel Reese led the Terps with 19 points, and Faith Masonius scored a career-high 16. If other teams don’t fear the turtle yet, they should.

Up next: Maryland faces No. 6 Texas on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET in the Sweet Sixteen. Join the bandwagon; Megan Rapinoe's already on board.