Jessie Hicks scored 27 points and Aluma Goren had 21 points and six steals as Maryland upset No. 12 Clemson, 71-68, in an ACC women's basketball game last night before 2,107 in Clemson, S.C.

The Terrapins (9-5, 2-0) shot 61 percent, including 71 percent -- 17 of 24 -- in the second half. The Tigers (9-3, 1-2) made only 41 percent of their shots.

Courtney Johnson led Clemson with 11 points and Kerry Boyatt and Jackie Mattress had 10 each. Bonnie Rimkus added 13 for Maryland.

The Tigers played without leading scorer and rebounder Jackie Farmer, who was ill.

The loss was the second straight for Clemson after reaching its highest ranking ever in the Associated Press poll. It was beaten by second-ranked Virginia earlier in the week.

Maryland's shooting percentage was the fifth highest ever against Clemson.

The Terrapins stretched a five-point halftime lead to 56-43 with 8:28 left. Clemson made just three of its first 16 shots in the second half as the Terrapins started to pull away.

However, the Tigers got within 67-64 with 1:42 to go on Melissa Miller's layup. After Hicks made a short jumper with 1:01 left, Clemson's Peggy Sells made it 69-66 with 52 seconds to go but that was as close as the Tigers would get.

MARYLAND: Three-point goals: 1-4 (Goren 1-4). Total fouls: 18; Rebounds: 28 (Lee 11); Assists: 16 (Lee 7); Technical fouls: None.

Navy 74, Bowie St. 38: Angie Dobbs scored all of her game-high 16 points in the second half as the Midshipmen (7-5) rolled to victory in the first round of the Navy Classic in Annapolis.

Longwood beat Millersville, 87-83, in overtime in the other first-round game.

Navy, winner of four straight, will play Longwood in Saturday's 8 p.m. championship. Bowie will meet Millersville at 6.

Navy scored a season-high 47 second-half points, breaking open a 10-point halftime lead. The Midshipmen held the Bulldogs to just 14 field goals in 59 attempts (23.7 percent) and forced 31 turnovers.