Delaware 43

(1-1, 0-1 away)

(3) Maryland 91

(3-0, 3-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 13, 2007

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    DEL 21 2243
    #3MD 46 4591

    Toliver's double-double powers Maryland to third win in five days

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Kristi Toliver had 19 points and 10 assists and Marissa Coleman had 16 points and five assists to help No. 3 Maryland win its third game in five days, 91-43 over Delaware on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament.

    Jade Perry had 11 points and 15 rebounds and Ashleigh Newman added 18 points and four rebounds for the Terrapins (3-0), who played for the second time without All-American forward Crystal Langhorne. The senior sat out with a sprained ankle.

    "We're in a really, really good place right now," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "I love to see how we responded and we just want to keep this momentum and were looking forward to playing in the next game of the WNIT."

    The Terrapins will host Notre Dame (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) in a semifinal on Friday.

    Maryland broke the game open with a 38-13 run over the final 14:24 of the first half after Delaware's Courtney Irving tied the game at 8 with a pair of free throws.

    In the second half, the Terrapins opened with a 17-2 run and eventually led by 49 points.

    Maryland, which never trailed, shot 46.7 percent from the field, while Delaware (1-1) missed nearly 75 percent. The Terrapins also dominated the low post with 28 points in the paint and 57 rebounds.

    "We challenged ourselves to come out with the same energy that we had against Oklahoma," said Coleman, who became the 23rd player in school history to score at least 1,000 career points. "The fact that we did is a big confidence boost for all of us and we hope it continues for the rest of the season."

    Vanessa Kabongo had 11 points and Irving had nine points and six rebounds for Delaware, which was without leading scorer Kyle DeHaven. The senior guard broke her right hand in Friday's win over Delaware State.

    "This is a young team that is rebuilding and trying to get better," Delaware coach Tina Martin said. "Maryland has a chance to win the national championship this year. They're outstanding, there's no question about that. I'd pick them against any team in the country."

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