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CAA announces five TV games for Towson in 2014

Posted on 22 July 2014 by WNST Staff

RICHMOND, Va. (July 22, 2014) – CAA Football announced on Tuesday a schedule of 24 games that will be televised by conference broadcast partners NBC Sports Network, NBC Sports Regional Networks and American Sports Network in 2014.

2014 will mark the CAA’s third year of a five-year broadcast agreement with NBC Sports Network. The Emmy Award-winning network is the 24/7 cable television home for NBC Sports, and is available in more than 85 million households. In addition, NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets – will stream each of the four CAA Football games on NBCSN.

NBC Sports Regional Networks – which includes Comcast SportsNet – consists of 11 regional networks that deliver more than 2,400 live sporting events annually to more than 43 million homes. NBC Sports Regional Networks will carry a total of 11 CAA Football contests in 2014.

Additionally, nine CAA Football games will be broadcast on the American Sports Network, the conference’s newest television partner. ASN is a collegiate sports initiative of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which has affiliates that reach approximately 38.9-percent of U.S. households.

Specific Comcast SportsNet and American Sports Network clearances will be announced each week throughout the season.

In addition to the linear broadcasts, every Comcast SportsNet and American Sports Network game in the CAA Football package will be simulcast digitally to out-of-market areas for free on CAA.tv. Digital broadcasts on CAA.tv will be blacked out in areas where the telecast is available via local cable providers.

CAA Football’s 2014 television package kicks off on Sept. 13 with a non-conference matchup of Lehigh at New Hampshire on ASN. The next week, Sept. 20, will feature a slate of three televised games with a CSN double-header of James Madison at Villanova and New Hampshire at Richmond, along with Charlotte at Elon on ASN.

CSN will broadcast another CAA Football double-header on Sept. 27 with Delaware at James Madison, followed by Maine at 2013 national runner-up Towson. The next week, CSN will carry the matchup between Stony Brook and Towson.

The national NBC Sports Network package gets underway on Oct. 11 with William & Mary at New Hampshire. That Saturday will feature two other televised games, with Towson at James Madison on CSN and Maine at Stony Brook on ASN.

Over the next four weeks, CSN will carry matchups of Towson at Delaware, Delaware at William & Mary, Villanova at Richmond, and Elon at William & Mary. In the same stretch, ASN will broadcast Rhode Island at Richmond, Maine at Rhode Island, William & Mary at James Madison, and Towson at Villanova.

The NBCSN schedule resumes on Nov. 15 with James Madison at Richmond, in addition to William & Mary at Towson on CSN and UAlbany at Villanova on ASN.

The regular-season’s final Saturday, Nov. 22, will feature a NBCSN double-header of New Hampshire at Maine followed by Richmond at William & Mary. The ASN slate will also conclude that week with Elon traveling to James Madison.

A complete list of CAA Football games on NBC Sports Network, Comcast SportsNet and American Sports Network is below.

Date Matchup Time Network
Sept. 7 Lehigh at New Hampshire 3:30 p.m. ASN
Sept. 20 James Madison at Villanova 12:30 p.m. CSN
Sept. 20 New Hampshire at Richmond 4 p.m. CSN
Sept. 20 Charlotte at Elon 7 p.m. ASN
Sept. 27 Delaware at James Madison 4 p.m. CSN
Sept. 27 Maine at Towson 7 p.m. CSN
Oct. 4 Stony Brook at Towson 3:30 p.m. CSN
Oct. 11 Towson at James Madison 12:30 p.m. CSN
Oct. 11 William & Mary at New Hampshire 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
Oct. 11 Maine at Stony Brook 7 p.m. ASN
Oct. 18 Towson at Delaware 12:30 p.m. CSN
Oct. 18 Rhode Island at Richmond 3:30 p.m. ASN
Oct. 25 Maine at Rhode Island 12 p.m. ASN
Oct. 25 Delaware at William & Mary 12:30 p.m. CSN
Nov. 1 Villanova at Richmond 12:30 p.m. CSN
Nov. 1 William & Mary at James Madison 3:30 p.m. ASN
Nov. 8 Elon at William & Mary 3:30 p.m. CSN
Nov. 8 Towson at Villanova 7 p.m. ASN
Nov. 15 James Madison at Richmond 12:30 p.m. NBCSN
Nov. 15 William & Mary at Towson 3 p.m. CSN
Nov. 15 UAlbany at Villanova 7 p.m. ASN
Nov. 22 Elon at James Madison 12 p.m. ASN
Nov. 22 New Hampshire at Maine 3:30 p.m. NBCSN
Nov. 22 Richmond at William & Mary 7:30 p.m. NBCSN

All times EST and subject to change
NBCSN: NBC Sports Network
CSN: Comcast SportsNet
ASN: American Sports Network

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UMBC looks for 2-1 start Thursday at American

Posted on 13 November 2013 by WNST Staff

Non-conference rivals UMBC and American will meet for the seventh consecutive year as the Retrievers and Eagles get together at Bender Arena on Thursday, Nov. 14 for a 7:30 p.m. tip. The game will be televised regionally  by Comcast SportsNet.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: Malik Garner shattered his career-highwith 32 points and freshman guard Rodney Elliott hit a late 25-footer to send the game to overtime and the Retrieversprevailed, 84-79, in overtime over Eastern (Pa.) at the RACArena on Monday evening. The victory evened UMBC’s earlyseason slate at 1-1 after a setback at Arizona State (96-61)on Nov. 8.

EAGLE UPDATE: American is coming off an impressive showing in its season-opener at George Mason, holding a lead in Fairfax, Va., into the final fi ve minutes before a late Patriotcomeback edged AU, 63-60 on Nov. 8. The Eagles were led by sophomore guard Jesse Reed who scored a team high 15 points. The season-opener also marked the first game for juniortransfer from Stephen F. Austin State, Darius Gardner.The point guard scored 14 points and dished out a game-high six assists without recording a turnover.

WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC returns to the RAC Arena on Sunday, Nov. 17 when they welcome in-state rival Mount St. Mary’s. Tip-off time is slated for 2:00 p.m.

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Towson hoops gets 16 TV games for 2013-2014 season

Posted on 22 October 2013 by WNST Staff

TOWSON MEN’S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Tigers to be Featured on TV 16 Times During the 2013-14 Regular Season

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Towson University men’s basketball team, which has been selected as the Colonial Athletic Association preseason favorite, will play 16 televised games, including four nationally on the NBC Sports Network, during the 2013-14 season.

Towson’s home game against Temple on Thursday, Nov. 14 will be the first appearance for the Tigers on the NBC Sports Network. Towson’s road game at College of Charleston (Jan. 19) and home games against Drexel (Feb. 1) and Delaware (Feb. 17) will also air on the NBC Sports network.

The Tigers’ game at Villanova (Nov. 17) can be seen on Fox Sports 1, the contest at Kansas (Nov. 22) will be shown on ESPN3 and Towson’s return trip to Oregon State will be broadcast on the Pac 12 Network.

Additionally, the Tigers can be seen on Comcast SportsNet regional networks on nine different occasions. The Comcast SportsNets (CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN Philadelphia, CSN New England), CSS and The Comcast Network, providing tremendous exposure in many of the nation’s largest media markets. Comcast SportsNet, SportsNet New York and CSS will once again televise the quarterfinals of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

The NBC Sports Network, which is available in over 80 million homes, will also broadcast the semifinals and finals of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

-TowsonTigers.com-

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Towson football gets two more TV games on Comcast SportsNet

Posted on 22 July 2013 by WNST Staff

TIGER FOOTBALL SET TO MAKE TWO ADDITIONAL APPEARANCES ON

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORK GAME SCHEDULE 

RICHMOND, Va. – The Towson University football team will make two additional appearances on television this season when it was announced that a slate of 13 games are set to air on the NBC Sports Regional Networks, including Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and Comcast SportsNet New England.

The Tigers’ home game against New Hampshire on October 5 at 12 noon will be shown on the NBC Sports Regional Networks while Towson’s October 26 game at Richmond will also be televised.

Last week, it was announced that the October 12 matchup between Towson and Villanova would be aired on the NBC Sports Network while the November 23 contest between Towson and James Madison will also be televised.

The 2013 CAA Football television schedule was further enhanced on Monday when it was announced that an exciting slate of 13 games are set to air this season on NBC Sports Regional Networks, including Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and Comcast SportsNet New England.

The NBC Sports Regional Network’s schedule kicks off on September 14 when league newcomer Albany welcomes Rhode Island to the Capital Region at 7 p.m. for its first-ever game at the new Bob Ford Field.

The NBC Sports Regional Networks will serve up a doubleheader the following two Saturdays. On September 21, Stony Brook makes its first televised appearance under the league banner when it visits Villanova for a rematch of last year’s FCS championship first round game at 3 p.m. and URI travels to take on William and Mary under the lights at 7 p.m. Fans will see Maine swing southward to face Richmond at 4 p.m. on September 28 before a pair of perennial powerhouses, James Madison and Delaware, meet in Newark to square off in the primetime slot.

On October 5, New Hampshire visits Towson at Noon before Delaware and Albany both make their second regionally televised appearance the following week when they meet for a matinee at Delaware Stadium.

A pair of potent offenses will be on display in Durham on Oct. 19, as UNH looks to continue its winning ways at Cowell Stadium when it hosts Villanova at Noon. Another matinee follows a week later when Towson travels to Richmond.

November opens with Homecoming in Harrisonburg on November 2, as JMU welcomes Villanova to campus for a2:30 p.m. kick. William and Mary makes its way to Newark for a 3 p.m. matchup with Delaware on November 9before viewers are taken back to Bridgeforth Stadium for a 3:30 p.m. showdown between the Dukes and Stony Brook on November 16.

 

The CAA Football regular season comes to a close with Rivalry Week on Nov. 23. That contest is set for selection 12-14 days prior to gameday.

In addition to Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and Comcast SportsNet New England, other NBC Sports Regional Networks will televise select match-ups from the package. Complete schedules will be announced at a later date.

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consist of 13 regional networks that deliver more than 2,400 live sporting events annually, along with breaking news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and original programming, to more than 50 million homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, NECN, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY.

Throughout the 2013 season, every game televised regionally on NBC Sports Regional Networks will also be simulcast digitally to out-of-market areas for free on CAA.TV. A select number of these specific games may also be featured in high definition and available live for free on the CAA iPad app. Digital broadcasts will be blacked out in areas where the telecast is available via fans’ cable provider. A free login will be required to view the games both via CAA.TV on a computer or using the CAA’s iPad app. More information on the CAA.TV login requirement will be available closer to the season and promoted via CAA Football’s online presence.

CAA Football is on Twitter @CAAFootball and uses the official hashtag #CAAFB. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and blogging on our official Every Day Is Saturday blog at caafootball.wordpress.com. All CAA Football video productions can be found on our YouTube Channel.

A complete list of CAA Football games on NBC Sports Regional Networks is listed below. (All time listed ET. Schedule subject to change.)

 

Date Teams Time Network
Saturday, Sept. 14 Rhode Island at Albany 7 p.m. NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Sept. 21 Stony Brook at Villanova 3 p.m. NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Sept. 21 Rhode Island at William & Mary 7 p.m. NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Sept. 28 Maine at Richmond 4 p.m. NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Sept. 28 James Madison at Delaware 7 p.m. NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Oct. 5 New Hampshire at Towson Noon NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Oct. 12 Albany at Delaware Noon NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Oct. 19 Villanova at New Hampshire Noon NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Oct. 26 Towson at Richmond Noon NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Nov. 2 Villanova at James Madison 2:30 p.m. NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Nov. 9 William and Mary at Delaware 3 p.m. NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Nov. 16 Stony Brook at James Madison 3:30 p.m. NBC Sports Regional Networks
Saturday, Nov. 23 TBD – Rivalry Week Game Noon NBC Sports Regional Networks

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Towson seeks 5th straight win at JMU Tuesday

Posted on 12 February 2013 by WNST Staff

TOWSON SEEKS FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN TUESDAY AT JAMES MADISON
Game To Be Televised on Comcast SportsNet

HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Towson men’s basketball team will be seeking its longest winning streak since 2000 when the Tigers travel to James Madison on Tuesday night to take on the Dukes at 7 p.m.

The game can be seen live on Comcast SportsNet with John Castleberry and Charlie Woolum calling the action. Fans can also listen to the game on the Towson Sports Network with Spiro Morekas and Vince Angotti on the call.

Towson (14-12, 9-4 CAA) won its fourth straight game with a 90-82 overtime victory at Georgia State on Saturday.

Junior guard/forward Rafriel Guthrie came off the bench to score a career-high 23 points and dish out a career-best six assists in the win.

The Tigers have boasted two four-game winning streaks this year but haven’t owed a five-game streak since the 2000-01 season.

James Madison (14-12, 8-5 CAA) will be looking to avenge its worse loss ever to Towson, a 73-47 setback to the Tigers on January 19 in Maryland.

The Dukes have won five of seven since that loss and are currently fourth-place in the CAA standings, just a game behind the second-place Tigers.

Senior forward Rayshawn Goins leads the Dukes in both scoring (13.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.7 rpg), while senior guard Devon Moore leads the CAA by averaging 4.5 assists per game.

In the first meeting between the squads, Towson forward Jerrelle Benimon led five Tigers in double figures with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Towson outscored James Madison, 42-19, in the second half.

-TowsonTigers.com-

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Towson hoops picks up two CSN games

Posted on 16 October 2012 by WNST Staff

RICHMOND, Va. – The Colonial Athletic Association has finalized its 2012-13 men’s and women’s basketball television packages with both the NBC Sports Network and the Comcast SportsNet family of networks.

The Towson men’s basketball team will appear twice on Comcast SportsNet, while the women’s team will be televised once.

The Tiger men’s team has a pair of dates changed due to the television schedule. The Tigers will now travel to James Madison on February 12 (originally scheduled for Feb. 13) to take on the Dukes at 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (CSN-MA). The men’s game at George Mason will also be shown on CSN-MA on February 26 (originally scheduled for Feb. 27) at 7 p.m. 

The Tigers will also have their non-conference game at Georgetown on December 8 broadcast live on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). 

The women’s basketball team will have its game at George Mason on February 17 televised on CSN-MA. The television package has also shifted the February 10 game between Towson and Drexel at the Towson Center to February 5. However, that game will not be televised. 

Both semifinal contests and the championship game of the 2013 CAA women’s basketball tournament will also be shown live on CSN-MA. 

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Maryland hosts “Madness” event Friday at Comcast Center

Posted on 12 October 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The celebration of Maryland Madness, which tips off the new season of basketball at Comcast Center, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at 7 p.m.

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will present a special one-hour program, Maryland Madness presented by Wendy’s, on Friday, Oct. 12. The show will air live on CSN Plus at 7:30 p.m. with an encore at 9 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet following the network’s live coverage of the Terps’ men’s soccer game at Duke (7 p.m.).

Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of Maryland Madness will be highlighted by introductions of the 2012-13 Terps’ men’s and women’s basketball teams, along with head coaches Mark Turgeon and Brenda Frese, and their team scrimmages. The event, which was first held 41 years ago, will also feature the unveiling of the teams’ new Under Armour uniforms.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is free. No tickets are required and seating is first-come, first-served.

The evening includes a student dunk contest, – which will be judged by former Terps football players Torrey Smith, LaQuan Williams and Josh Wilson and former basketball players Walt Williams, Juan Dixon and Dave Neal (subject to change) – and a performance by the Maryland Gymkana Troupe.

Students can register for the student dunk contest and vote on the best returning Terrapin dunker at 2012MarylandBasketball.com, the official fan site of Maryland basketball. Free t-shirts will be given away to the first 4,000 students in attendance and the winner of the student dunk contest will be awarded with free books for the school year.

Comcast SportsNet anchor and reporter Rob Carlin will lead the network’s coverage live from Comcast Center in College Park, Md. He will be joined by former Terrapins star Christy Winters Scott and men’s radio analyst Chris Knoche, who also contributes to the network’s Terps coverage on CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com.

For CSN Plus carriage and channel location, check with your provider or visit CSNwashington.com or CSNbaltimore.com.

 

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 28 May 2012 by WNST Staff

Honorable Mention: Boxing-Antonio Tarver vs. Lateef Kayode (Saturday 9pm from Carson, CA live on Showtime), Gabriel Rosado vs. Joel Julio (Friday 9pm from Bethlehem, PA live on NBC Sports Network); WNBA: Minnesota Lynx @ Washington Mystics (Wednesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet); Pro Lacrosse: MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks @ Denver Outlaws (Saturday 9pm from Denver live on ESPN3.com)

10. Zac Brown Band (Thursday 5:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Capital Jazz Fest feat. Indie.Arie, Bill Cosby (Friday-Sunday Merriweather Post Pavilion); Radiohead (Sunday 7:30pm Verizon Center); Miranda Lambert/Jerrod Niemann (Sunday 4pm Jiffy Lube Live);  City and Colour (Wednesday 7pm Rams Head Live); Smile Empty Soul (Saturday 5pm Recher Theatre); Crossfade (Monday 7pm Baltimore Soundstage); Dandy Warhols (Tuesday 7pm 9:30 Club); The Used (Wednesday 7:30pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Victor Wooten (Thursday 8pm Howard Theatre); Dr. John (Friday 7:30pm Birchmere); Rhett Miller (Monday 8pm Jammin Java)

I’d watch ZBB do just about anything, but this was as good as anything I’ve seen them do…

My favorite tune from Thom Yorke and the boys?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKd06s1LNik

For more traditional country folk, I sorta dig this Jerrod Niemann tune…

I wish I didn’t have to admit to digging this tune…

9. Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival (Saturday & Sunday 12pm Oregon Ridge); Guy Torry (Thursday-Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Corey Holcomb (Thursday-Sunday DC Improv); “Man on a Ledge” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Glenn Clark’s first ever “Hogfest” (Saturday)

That’s right. For the first time in my (still?) young life, I will be roasting a pig Saturday. It’s all thanks in part to ABC Rental Store in Rosedale. A talented young man I listen to on the radio is always talking to me about them. I think his show is called “The Reality Check.” I PRAY my results make me as happy as George W. Bush…

Also, I will be hosting a qualifier for the Olympic KanJam team Saturday (more on Twitter @OlympicKanJam). I expect the day to look much like this…

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Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas Named ACC Player of the Year

Posted on 01 March 2012 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland women’s basketball sophomore Alyssa Thomas was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, announced by ACC Commissioner John Swofford Thursday. The conference’s top individual honor is voted on by the league’s “Blue Ribbon Panel,” which consists of national and local media members, as well as school representatives.

Thomas, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., is just the second sophomore ever to be honored with the league’s top honor in its 29-year history. Duke’s Alana Beard won in 2002 as a sophomore. Beard and Thomas were both named ACC Rookie of the Year in their respective freshman seasons.

She is the fourth Terrapin to win the honor and the third in the last five years. Vicky Bullett won in 1989, Crystal Langhorne was honored in 2008 and Kristi Toliver won in 2009.

“First, I have to thank my teammates and our coaches. They push me every single day and we play hard for each other,” Thomas said. “This is such an honor because there’s so many great players in our league.”

Thomas, the ACC’s leading scorer, is averaging 17.0 points per game and 17.7 points per conference game. Her 8.5 rebounds per ACC game are fifth-best in the league. She was named ACC Player of the Week Monday and recorded a total of four weekly honors this season – more than any other player in the league.

“What a tremendous honor for Alyssa and we’re really appreciative that the voters recognized the incredible season she’s had for Maryland,” head coach Brenda Frese said. “We also know that there were other worthy candidates. I think Alyssa’s had more legendary-type moments in one season than most have in a lifetime. Her will to win is unsurpassed and I don’t think anyone plays harder for her team. She’s easy to coach and she responds to being challenged. Of course, this could not have happened without her tremendous teammates and the staff.”

“We feel like we’ve helped her improve, but really, what you see from Alyssa all started back home in Harrisburg, where she was raised by an incredible family and community. As a person and a player, she’s one of the people you want to wear your uniform and to represent your school. We’re incredibly proud and happy for her and our program.”

Thomas proved to be a game-changer for the Terrapins. In their third ACC contest of the season, Thomas scored 18 second half points, including the winning jumper with 17.0 seconds left, to help Maryland come back from a 20-point deficit to top Georgia Tech. Two days later, she made a reverse layup at the buzzer to force overtime at North Carolina. The Terps would go on to win 76-72.

In the Terrapins’ 63-61 win over No. 5 Duke on Feb. 19, Thomas pulled in 12 rebounds but made one of the best defensive plays of the season on the last play. With four seconds left in the game and the Terps with a two-point lead, Thomas helped get a stop in the paint to force the ball outside. As the Blue Devils swung it around the arc to Haley Peters on the opposite side of the court from Thomas, she sprinted to Peters and blocked the potential game-winning shot as the buzzer expired, sealing the win for the Terrapins. It would be Duke’s lone loss in ACC play.

A week later, she scored 22 of her 24 points in the second half to lead Maryland to a 65-50 win at North Carolina State in the regular season finale. In one 10-minute span in the second half, she rattled off 16 straight points for the Terrapins and finished with a career-high 17 blocks and four rebounds.

Thomas has scored in double figures in 25 of 28 games this season with eight double-doubles. The Terrapins won four straight to end the regular season. In that four-game span, Thomas averaged 17.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and four assists per game.

“What Alyssa has done this year against some stiff competition is nothing short of remarkable and has been so much fun to watch,” Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson said. “Alyssa represents all that we are here at Maryland with her incredible work ethic, love for her team and leadership on and off the court. Congratulations to her and her teammates, Coach Frese and the rest of the program for their part in this special award.”

Four members of the fifth-ranked Terrapins squad were named to the All-ACC Teams announced Monday. Thomas earned first team honors, while Tianna Hawkins made the second team. Lynetta Kizer and Laurin Mincy each earned honorable mention honors and Kizer was enamed the ACC’s Sixth Player of the Year. Brene Moseley was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team Tuesday and Alicia DeVaughn was named to the ACC All-Defensive Team Wednesday.

The Terrapins (25-4, 11-4 ACC) will open play in the 35th Annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Friday evening at approximately 8 p.m. as the No. 3 seed. They will play either sixth-seeded Virginia or 11th-seeded Boston College, depending on Thursday’s result.

All eight games on Thursday and Friday will be broadcast on the league’s regional sports network (RSN), which includes Comcast SportsNet +, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Florida and the New England Sports Network. Friday’s contest can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet +. The entire tournament can also be seen on ESPN3 and Maryland’s games will also be shown online on the Terps’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MarylandWomensBasketballFans.

For more information, visit the official site of the 2012 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at www.theACC.com/SheCanPlay. Fans can also follow the upcoming Tournament games on Twitter at @ACCwbb.

Maryland is ranked No. 5 in the latest ESPN/USA Today Division I Top 25 Coaches’ poll and No. 6 in this week’s Associated Press rankings.

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Four Maryland Women Tabbed All-ACC

Posted on 28 February 2012 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Four members of the Maryland women’s basketball team were named to the 2011-12 Women’s Basketball All-ACC teams, as announced today by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

The accolades are voted on by the league’s “Blue Ribbon Panel,” which consists of national and local media members, as well as school representatives.  Alyssa Thomas earned First Team honors, Tianna Hawkins was named to the Second Team, while Lynetta Kizer and Laurin Mincy earned Honorable Mention Honors.

Kizer also earned the fifth annual ACC Sixth Player of the Year honor. The ACC Sixth Player of the Year accolade is nominated and selected by a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches among players that started fewer than 33% of their team’s games.

Thomas, the ACC’s leading scorer, averaged 17.0 points per game and 17.7 points per conference game. Her 8.5 rebounds per ACC game are fifth-best in the league. She earned her fourth ACC Player of the Week honor Monday for a total of four weekly honors this season – more than any other player in the league.

Thomas, who was named ACC Rookie of the Year last season, has scored in double figures in 25 of 28 games this season with eight double-doubles. The Terrapins won four straight to end the regular season. In that four-game span, Thomas averaged 17.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and four assists per game.

Hawkins, a junior forward, leads the nation with her field goal percentage of 64.4 and is the league’s best offensive rebounder with 4.7 per contest. She is No. 9 in the ACC in scoring with 14.0 points per league game and second in overall rebounding with 9.5 a contest.

Mincy proved to be one of the league’s best shooters with her three-point field goal percentage of .390, which was good for No. 2 in the conference. She finished 11th in the league in scoring with 13.4 points per game and seventh with her free throw percentage of 82 percent. Mincy was easily one of the ACC’s most improved players, after she averaged 4.9 points per game as a freshman, to 13.4 points per contest this year as a sophomore.

Kizer ranks 21st in the league with 11.6 points on 46.4% shooting this season after only starting one of the Terrapins’ 26 games. She added 5.8 rebounds per game, fourth-most on the Maryland roster.

A senior from Woodbridge, Va., Kizer posted three double-doubles and had eight consecutive games with double-figure points during conference play. She recorded 16 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, including the 900th of her career, against No. 6 Miami in mid-February.

The Terrapins (25-4, 11-4 ACC) will open play in the 35th Annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Friday evening at approximately 8 p.m. as the No. 3 seed. They will play either sixth-seeded Virginia or 11th-seeded Boston College, depending on Thursday’s result.

All eight games on Thursday and Friday will be broadcast on the league’s regional sports network (RSN-Comcast SportsNet/Comcast SportsNet PLUS in Baltimore). The entire tournament can also be seen on ESPN3.

For more information, visit the official site of the 2012 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at www.theACC.com/SheCanPlay. Fans can also follow the upcoming Tournament games on Twitter at @ACCwbb.

Maryland is ranked No. 6 in both the latest Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Division I Top 25 Coaches’ polls.

All-ACC First Team
Chelsea Gray, Duke
Shenise Johnson, Miami
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland
Elizabeth Williams, Duke
Riquna Williams, Miami

All-ACC Second Team
Sasha Goodlett, Georgia Tech
Tianna Hawkins, Maryland
Tyaunna Marshall, Georgia Tech
Ariana Moorer, Virginia
Chay Shegog, North Carolina

All-ACC Third Team
Cierra Bravard, Florida State
Bonae Holston, NC State
Natasha Howard, Florida State
Haley Peters, Duke
Stefanie Yderstrom, Miami

All-ACC Honorable Mention (More than 15 points)
Laura Broomfield, North Carolina; Lakevia Boykin, Wake Forest; Ataira Franklin, Virginia; Marissa Kastanek, NC State; Lynetta Kizer, Maryland; Laurin Mincy, Maryland

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