COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Alyssa Thomas scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in her final home game as No. 9 Maryland defeated Virginia Tech 87-48 on Sunday.
It was Thomas' nation-leading 23rd double-double of the season coming before a crowd that filled most of the Comcast Center's lower bowl, in part to honor the senior in a postgame ceremony.
Thomas is second in school history in points (2,234) and rebounds (1,167). She needs 13 points and 63 boards to catch Washington Mystics forward Crystal Langhorne in both categories.
Tierney Pfirman added 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Maryland (24-5, 12-4 ACC) in her first career double-double. Brene Moseley added 13 points for Maryland, which won its third straight and will begin ACC Tournament play Friday.
Virginia Tech leading scorer Uju Ugkoka, who entered averaging nearly 19 points per game, was held to only three for the Hokies (4-12, 14-15).
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