The Terrapins are no longer in the ACC, but their grudge match with the Blue Devils will continue Saturday in the NCAA tournament round of 16.
Laurin Mincy finishes with 27 points and Lexie Brown adds 23 as the Terrapins pull away in the second half to set up a Spokane Region semifinal against Duke.
Maryland (21-2) and Princeton (31-0) meet on Monday night in College Park in a game more fitting for a region final.
Brionna Jones has 22 points, 12 rebounds in 75-57 first-round victory over New Mexico State.
Fans attending the NCAA tournament doubleheader Saturday will be subject to increased security. There is speculation that First Lady Michelle Obama will be in attendance to watch her niece play for Princeton.
President Obama has undefeated and eight-seeded Tigers advancing to Final Four in his bracket.
In season after Alyssa Thomas’ departure, Terps take team approach that has proven effective.
The Terrapins will open their quest for a second straight Final Four against No. 16 seed New Mexico State on Saturday in College Park. Undefeated Princeton is a possible round-of-32 opponent.
The Hoyas, who were seeded fourth in the South Region, will open their tournament Thursday in Portland, Ore.
Terps have won 24 straight, but face close competition when women’s tournament field is unveiled Monday.