Alyssa Thomas had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 6 Maryland took control early in an 84-64 rout of North Carolina on Friday night.
Alicia DeVaughn scored 14 and Laurin Mincy had 13 for the Terrapins, who never trailed after yielding the game's first point. Maryland went 8 for 10 from 3-point range and finished with a 49-32 rebounding advantage.
The victory pushed the Terrapins into a third-place tie with Georgia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference, although Maryland (24-4, 11-4) gets the tiebreaker by virtue of its sweep of the Yellow Jackets. The top four teams receive a first-round bye in next week's ACC tournament.
Maryland has won four straight over UNC and six of seven. The Terrapins led by 24 at halftime and 73-40 with 10 minutes remaining.
Chay Shegog scored 24 and Laura Broomfield had 13 rebounds for the Tar Heels (19-9, 9-6), who shot 33 percent and committed 14 turnovers.
North Carolina has lost four of six, including a 40-point defeat at Duke earlier this month...