Two Maryland women get All-ACC Freshman honors

March 05, 2013 | WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland women’s basketball rookies Malina Howard and Chloe Pavlech were named to the All-ACC Freshman Teams, released Tuesday. Pavlech earned a spot on the team voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel, which consists of national and local media members, as well as school representatives. Howard was named to the team voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Pavlech has started in 26 of 29 games for the Terrapins, since injuries took out their starting backcourt in the fall. She is fourth in the ACC in assist/turnover ratio and eighth in assists (4.2). Howard has averaged 7.5 points per game in league play and has scored in double figures in seven ACC games.

Pavlech and Howard are the 12th and 13th All-Freshman Team honorees under head coach Brenda Frese.

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The 10th-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team earned the No. 2 seed in this week’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The Terps will play seventh-seeded Georgia Tech or 10th-seeded Wake Forest Friday at 6 p.m. The game will be shown on RSN and specific television channels will be released this week.

Maryland (23-6, 14-4 ACC) earned a first round bye for the eighth time under head coach Brenda Frese. The Yellow Jackets (14-15, 7-11) and the Demon Deacons (12-18, 5-13) will play Thursday at 6 p.m., with the winner advancing to take on the Terrapins. Maryland’s 14 conference wins are a school record.

Maryland is 49-25 (.662) all-time in the ACC Tournament and is 14-8 (.636) under Frese. The Terrapins are 13-6 all-time as the No. 2 seed (.684). Maryland won the program’s 10th ACC title last year as the No. 3 seed with a 68-65 win over fourth-seeded Georgia Tech. ACC Tournament MVP Alyssa Thomas scored 29 points in the championship game to lift the Terps.

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