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Maryland Women Take Terrapin Classic

Maryland 80, Miss. St. 73

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    Head coach Brenda Frese of the Maryland Terrapins talks with Kristi Toliver early in their game against the Duke Blue Devils during the 2006 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Game on April 4, 2006.

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Kristi Toliver had 24 points and eight assists in her return from a one-game suspension and No. 14 Maryland beat Mississippi State 80-73 in the finals of the Terrapin Classic. It was the Bulldogs' first defeat of the season.

    Demauria Liles and Marah Strickland scored 16 points apiece for the Terrapins (11-2). They have won four straight and 11 of 12.
    Alexis Rack led Mississippi State (11-1) with 24 points, and Robin Porter and Tysheka Grimes had 10 each. The Bulldogs' 11-0 start matched the best in school history. They have dropped eight consecutive games to ranked opponents.
    Toliver sat out Monday's semifinal victory over UNC Asheville for violating a team rule.