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Posted at 3:56 PM ET, 03/ 1/2011

Lynetta Kizer, Alyssa Thomas picked to ACC second team

By Gene Wang

Maryland women's basketball players Lynetta Kizer and Alyssa Thomas were selected to the ACC second team after helping the 13th-ranked Terrapins finish fourth in the conference and secure a first-round bye in the ACC tournament.

Thomas, a freshman guard-forward, leads Maryland in scoring at 14.3 points per game and is second in rebounding at 7.2. She also led the Terrapins in steals with 2.2 per game and is the front-runner to be named ACC rookie the year when that award is announced Wednesday morning.

Thomas has won ACC rookie of the week a school-record seven times, including again this past week. Marissa Coleman previously set in mark in 2005-06, when she won conference rookie of the year.

Kizer, a junior center, is second on the team in scoring (13.6 ppg) and first in rebounding (7.8). The first-team All-Met from Potomac (Va.) High as a senior won ACC rookie of the year in 2008-09.

Maryland (23-6) next plays on Friday at 11 a.m. in the second round of the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C., against the winner of Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. The Terrapins beat both of those teams during the regular season, and a 56-53 win against the Yellow Jackets was the difference in allowing Maryland to earn a first-round bye after both teams finished 9-5 in the conference.

By Gene Wang  | March 1, 2011; 3:56 PM ET
Categories:  Alyssa Thomas, Lynetta Kizer, women's basketball  
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Comments

Good for these women and the Lady Terps in general.

See, section430304023040303, yet another nice thing I've said about the Terps.

You = pwned

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | March 1, 2011 4:50 PM | Report abuse

It's unfortunate that the Lady Terps get little TV coverage, because they are a young, exciting team. They thoroughly trashed NC and Duke yet seem a bit inconsistent from game to game. The strength of the ACC in women's basketball is enormous, however, and differences among teams are not all that great. Next year the Terps will surely be strong contenders for the NC.

It would be good to have better coverage of them in the Post, Sun, and on TV.

Posted by: AncientTerp | March 2, 2011 11:08 AM | Report abuse

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