Greensboro, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Brittany Rountree sank two key free
throws in the final seconds, her only two points of the contest, as sixth-
seeded North Carolina toppled third-seed Maryland, 73-70, on Friday.
Down by nine with 5:27 remaining, the Terps eventually closed the gap to one
on an Alyssa Thomas jumper with 1:35 on the clock.
Both sides went cold from there, until Danielle Butts swiped the ball from
Thomas, and from the resulting time out, Alicia Devaughn fouled Rountree for
the two key foul shots.
Thomas then missed a three-point try and Brionna Jones bricked her two ensuing
free throws, allowing UNC the surprise result.
Alyssa Thomas posted 24 points for North Carolina (22-8), which squares off
against Duke in a Saturday semifinal. Alisha Gray added 17 points and 10
Thomas also totaled 24 to go with 11 boards for Maryland (24-5), while Lexie
Brown scored 10 in a losing cause.
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