Maryland Terrapins vs.  Vanderbilt Commodores South Region, 2:30 p.m., ESPN
When these teams met a year ago in the same round of the NCAA tournament, the Terrapins triumphed, 80-66, behind a dominating effort from their post players. Crystal Langhorne and Laura Harper, who combined for 39 points and 13 rebounds in that game, are in the WNBA, but Maryland should still have an edge inside with 6-foot-1 junior Dee Liles and 6-4 freshman Lynetta Kizer.
Vanderbilt forward Hannah Tuomi has missed the past six games with a stress fracture in her left ankle, and that has led the Commodores to start four guards and one forward -- the latter, senior Christina Wirth, is the only starter taller than 6 feet.
"We always like to establish a post presence, and we're definitely going to do that [today] and expose the lack of bigness they have," Maryland guard Kristi Toliver said.
Liles (11 per game) and Marissa Coleman (15.5) are each averaging more than 10 rebounds in the tournament.
-- Camille Powell
*STARTERS ARE SHADED
|Points Per Game||79.6||71.8|
|Opp. Points Per Game||67.3||58.3|
|Field Goal Percentage||46.1||45.6|
|Opp. Field Goal Pct.||38.4||40.4|
|Free Throw Percentage||76||73.3|