No. 6 Maryland women beat UVa 70-58 in ACCs

JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer Published:

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Alyssa Thomas scored 18 points and No. 6 Maryland beat Virginia 70-58 on Friday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal.

Brene Moseley added 13 points and Tianna Hawkins had 10 rebounds for the third-seeded Terrapins (26-4), the highest-seeded team left after No. 5 Duke and No. 7 Miami were upset earlier in the day.

Maryland led by 26, shot 48 percent, built a 48-23 rebounding advantage, established an early 22-point lead following two big runs and cruised to their fifth straight win. The Terps advanced to a semifinal matchup Saturday against seventh-seeded Wake Forest.

Ariana Moorer scored 19 points and Lexie Gerson had 16 for sixth-seeded Virginia (22-10), which had its four-game winning streak snapped and was denied its first semifinal appearance since 2008. The Cavaliers closed the game on a 20-6 run against the Terps' reserves.