COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Alyssa Thomas had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 2 Maryland past in-state foe Navy 59-44 on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA women's tournament.
Laurin Mincy scored 14 for Maryland (29-4), which pulled away after leading 31-23 at halftime. The Terrapins will next play Monday night against the winner of the Louisville-Michigan State game.
Although the men's tournament featured a pair of 15 seeds knocking off No. 2s, there would be no major upset here. When the women's tournament began, No. 15 seeds were 0-68, and Navy was unable to break the trend.
The Midshipmen had never defeated a ranked team or an Atlantic Coast Conference foe, and that pattern continued, too.
Jade Geif led Navy (18-14) with 14 points.