COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Alyssa Thomas scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, including a pivotal three-point play with 17 seconds left, and No. 5 Maryland rallied from a 20-point deficit to beat Georgia Tech 77-74 Friday night.
The Terrapins (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 56-36 shortly after halftime and 72-64 with 4:23 remaining before coming back. After Thomas gave Maryland a 76-74 lead by scoring in the lane and adding a free throw, Georgia Tech’s Metra Walthour lost the ball driving to the basket and Laurin Mincy made a clinching foul shot for the Terps.
Mincy scored 17 points and Alicia DeVaughn contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrapins.
Sasha Goodlett had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (11-4, 1-1) and Tyaunna Marshall scored 16.
NO. 7 DUKE 76, WAKE FOREST 58
In Winston-Salem, N.C., freshman Elizabeth Williams had 18 points, 16 rebounds and a conference-record 12 blocks for her first triple-double to lead Duke past Wake Forest.
Haley Peters scored 12 points and Richa Jackson added 11 as the Blue Devils (11-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the Demon Deacons for the 36th consecutive time.
Duke had a 57-36 rebounding advantage.
Lakevia Boykin scored 25 points for Wake Forest (10-4, 0-1).