Terps will face Ohio State in second round

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Shay Doron wasn't about to let Maryland blow the opportunity to play another NCAA Tournament game at home.

Doron scored 26 points and sparked a second-half surge that carried the Terrapins past Wisconsin-Green Bay 65-55 in a first-round contest Sunday.

Playing on its home floor and before a partisan crowd, seventh-seeded Maryland (22-9) used a 14-2 run to take a 56-45 lead with 5:17 left. That was enough to dispatch the Phoenix, who had won five straight and 21 of 22.

Crystal Langhorne had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Terrapins, one of seven Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the NCAA Tournament. Doron, a 5-foot-9 sophomore, scored 18 after halftime.

The Terrapins will next face No. 2 seed Ohio State, which advanced with an 86-45 rout of Holy Cross. That game will also be played at the Comcast Center, where Maryland is 13-3 this season.

Abby Scharlow scored 21 and Tiffany Mor added 15 for No. 10 seed UW-Green Bay (27-4), which fell to 1-8 in NCAA Tournament play. The Horizon League champions weren't happy about playing in the home arena of an unranked team, but they handled the task well until falling apart at the end.

The Phoenix made only six field goals in the final 11:56, half of them in the final 80 seconds.

The second half featured 10 lead changes before Langhorne made two free throws, Kalika France hit a jumper and Doron sank a 3-pointer in a 7-2 surge that put the Terps up 49-45 with 8:37 remaining.

Both teams then went cold until Doron made a steal and went the other way before hitting a 14-footer. After a miss by UW-Green Bay, Doron made a baseline jumper and Langhorne added a three-point play to put the Terps up by 11.

The Phoenix never got closer than six after that.

Maryland got four points apiece from Doron and Langhorne in an 11-2 run at the outset. It was 23-17 before the Terps went cold, missing their final eight shots before halftime while the Phoenix used a 7-1 spree to pull even at the break.

UW-Green Bay took its first lead when Scharlow opened the second half with a jumper, and the Phoenix made their next three field-goal tries to go up 34-31. Maryland went back on top, but a three-point play by Scharlow put UW-Green Bay ahead 39-36 with 14:17 to go.