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March 17, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Alyssa Thomas was the best player on her home floor, a big reason why second-seeded Maryland was able to get past in-state foe Navy.
Thomas had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Terrapins used a strong second half to beat the 15th-seeded Midshipmen 59-44 Saturday in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament.
Laurin Mincy scored 14 for Maryland (29-4), which will next play Monday night against the winner of the Louisville-Michigan State game at 7 p.m. in Comcast Center.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Shenise Johnson and Miami were too much for Idaho State.
Johnson scored 20 points and added four assists as Miami beat overmatched Idaho State 70-41 in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament on Saturday.
Third-seeded Miami (26-5) will play 11th-seeded Gonzaga (27-5) on Monday night, with the winner advancing to the round of 16.