7:00 PM ET, March 20, 2007
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Maryland fell into Mississippi's trap and the defending NCAA champion never got out.Ole Miss (23-10) used its stifling defense to steal the ball 15 times and scored 42 points off 29 Maryland turnovers and the Rebels upset the No. 2 seed Terrapins 89-78 in the Dayton Regional on Tuesday night."I think the game is really simple," Mississippi coach Carol Ross said. "You guard hard, you create ball plays, you let ball players make ball plays. You put them into position to do that."Maryland was expected to have a good chance at repeating as national champions with all five starters returning. The Terps added depth with transfer Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood, but it wasn't enough to stop them from a disappointing second round loss."A season ago, we loved the fact that we had youth," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "I think it really hurt us tonight and spiraled in terms of our frustration and Ole Miss fed off of it."Armintie Price scored 28 points to lead the Rebels, the same Ole Miss team that was blown out by the Terps 110-79 at a tournament in the Bahamas in November.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||30-63 (.476)||28-68 (.412)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-12 (.417)||6-25 (.240)|
|FT Made-Attempted||24-27 (.889)||16-21 (.762)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||22 (0/0)|