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Alicia DeVaughn key to helping Maryland beat Texas, advance to Sweet 16

Todd Carton of SB Nation's Maryland site Testudo Times recapped Maryland's more difficult than expected 69-64 win (at home) against Texas, highlighting the efforts of Terrapins forward Alicia DeVaughn.

...the Terps' inside players deserve special mention. Brionna Jones, Malina Howard, and Alicia DeVaughn. Their presence defensively and on the boards were essential to Maryland's win Tuesday...My vote for player of the game goes to Alicia DeVaughn who contributed 12 points and 7 rebounds. She made life in the paint tough for Texas all night and importantly sank all six of her second half free throws...[Said] DeVaughn, "We knew coming in that it was going to be a physical game. We played together and communicated throughout the whole game. Just working with each other. It was great."

Where Texas tried to establish an advantage was from beyond the arc, where they dropped in three consecutive threes in the second half to whittle the lead down to just three. That might have been good preparation for their Sweet 16 matchup against Shoni Schimmel and Louisville, who aren't exactly shy about launching the three ball themselves.

For more on the game itself and Maryland basketball, check out SB Nation's Testudo Times. For more on the region, check out our Louisville region storystream.