Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Tianna Hawkins and Alyssa Thomas each scored 23 points and No. 7 Maryland held on to beat pesky Wake Forest 73-63 on Friday night. Malina Howard added 12 to help the Terrapins (19-3, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) sweat out their ninth straight win. They shot 54 percent, built a 20-point lead and then blew nearly all of it during a dizzying series of mistakes before regrouping just in time to preserve a huge matchup Monday night at No. 5 Duke. Chelsea Douglas scored 17 points for the Demon Deacons (10-13, 3-8), who were denied their biggest victory in 20 years and lost their fifth straight. They clawed back in the game with a 31-14 run during a 12-minute stretch that coincided with a stretch in which Maryland had 12 turnovers on 17 possessions. Douglas capped that run with a free throw with 3:01 left to pull them to 62-59. Dearica Hamby hit a layup to bring Wake Forest within three at 64-61 with 2 1/2 minutes left, but the Demon Deacons managed just one more field goal the res...
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