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.
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