Sunday, March 30, 2008

MARYLAND 80, VANDERBILT 66

ESPN - Shhhh! Crystal Langhorne would like everyone to ignore Maryland's convincing performance on Saturday night.

The Terrapins dominating senior center would prefer to remain the No. 1 seed no one expects to advance, even if Maryland finally looked worthy of its top billing and is one step away from the Final Four.

"When no one is paying attention to us, that's when we play our best," she said.

Langhorne and the Terrapins rebounded from lackluster efforts in the first two rounds, using a swarming defense to overwhelm No. 4-seed Vanderbilt 80-66 in the Spokane Regional semifinals.

Langhorne again showed why she was the ACC player of the year, scoring 16 of her 28 points in the first half as Maryland advanced to the regional finals for the sixth time in school history.
Two years removed from their national title, the Terrapins are back in the regional finals, and will face Stanford in Monday night's regional final.

Maryland players Ashleigh Newman (21), Drey Mingo (24) and Laura Harper celebrate from the bench as Marissa Coleman signals that her basket against Vanderbilt was good in the second half . (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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