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[1] Maryland Terrapins vs. [4] Vanderbilt Commodores South Region, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

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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.

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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

Maryland Roster

PlayerYr.Ht.Pts.
Kristi ToliverSr.5-718.6
Marissa ColemanSr.6-117.4
Lynetta KizerFr.6-411.5
Dee LilesJr.6-110.7
Marah StricklandSo.6-08.8
Kim RodgersFr.5-95.8
Anjalé BarrettFr.5-94.2
Drey MingoSo.6-23.7
Yemi OyefuwaFr.6-60.8

Vanderbilt Roster

PlayerYr.Ht.Pts.
Christina WirthSr.6-116.3
Hannah TuomiSo.6-011.4
Merideth MarshJr.5-910.6
Jennifer RisperSr.5-99.2
Jessica MooneyJr.5-87.3
Jence RhoadsSo.5-116.1
Tia GibbsFr.5-95.1
Chanel ChisholmSo.5-115.1
Lauren LuedersJr.5-82.7

*STARTERS ARE SHADED

TEAM STATISTICS

PlayerMdVan
Record30-426-8
Points Per Game79.671.8
Opp. Points Per Game67.358.3
Field Goal Percentage46.145.6
Opp. Field Goal Pct.38.440.4
Free Throw Percentage7673.3
Rebound Margin6.90.7
Turnover Differential-1.45.7


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