(5) North Carolina 77

(12-2, 0-1 ACC)

(21) Maryland 92

(11-2, 1-1 ACC)

    6:30 PM ET, January 9, 2005

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    #5UNC 31 4677
    #21MD 41 5192

    Terps win ninth straight

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland's Shay Doron had a career-high 37 points against the second-ranked defense in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Crystal Langhorne had 23 points and Kalika France added 16 to lift the No. 21 Terrapins to a 92-77 upset over North Carolina (No. 4 ESPN/USA Today; No. 5 AP) on Sunday.

    Doron, Langhorne and France combined for 26-of-40 shooting from the field (65 percent).

    Doron's 37 points marked the third-highest single game total by a female Terrapins' player. The sophomore made 20 of 22 free throws and Maryland finished 30 of 38 from the line.

    "The truth is I didn't even feel like I was scoring a lot," Doron said. "I think that it was so balanced today and rightfully so. My team deserves a lot of credit for my success and for this win."

    Langhorne added 14 rebounds to go with her fourth straight 20-point effort. The Terps outrebounded the Tar Heels 49-35.

    "We knew they had three kids that could score and they all did," North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell said. "We didn't play defense and rebound."

    Maryland (11-2, 1-1 ACC) won its first game over a top-five opponent since beating No. 1 Tennessee on Dec. 30, 1992, and snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Tar Heels.

    Ivory Latta had 21 points and Nikita Bell added 18 for North Carolina (12-2, 0-1). The Tar Heels, who entered the game shooting a conference-best 47 percent, shot a season-low 38 percent.

    It was the most points North Carolina allowed since giving up 97 to Duke on Feb. 20, 2003.

    "I'm obviously just so proud of this team," Terps coach Brenda Frese said. "We truly played like a team, unselfishly on the offensive end and the defensive end. This is just a special win for this team and for our program."

    Maryland went on a 13-0 run for a 27-15 lead before North Carolina ended the half on a 6-0 run to trail 41-31 at the break.

    The Tar Heels trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half and pulled within six with 8:33 left, but Maryland made 18 of its last 19 free throws.

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