Georgia Tech Coach Agnus Berenato knew her women's basketball team would have a tough time beating Maryland after she heard about the Terrapins' dismal performance Friday in a loss to Duke.

"We knew we were in trouble," Berenato said. "I really felt {Maryland Coach} Chris Weller was going to do something drastic because of Friday night's game."

She did, making wholesale changes in her starting lineup, which spurred Maryland to a 93-79 Atlantic Coast Conference victory last night at Cole Field House.

The Terrapins (14-8, 7-2) -- who broke open a close game in the waning minutes -- shot 52 percent and outrebounded the Yellow Jackets by 53-28.

The Yellow Jackets (12-9, 1-8) -- who gave top-ranked Virginia a scare Saturday -- were led by Karen Lounsbury's 22 points.

Weller -- who has never been hesitant to change her lineup -- had only one holdover from the Duke loss, forward Dafne Lee. Monica Adams, Bonnie Rimkus, Mary Barnes and Estelle Christy were the new starters.

"I thought we struggled {Friday} because of complacency," Weller said. "I don't want them to get complacent."

After some early trouble, the experiment started paying off, the new starters scoring 19 of Maryland's first 21 points and helping open a three-point halftime lead.

However, the Terrapins found themselves trailing 49-45 after Lounsbury hit one of her four three-pointers with 15:04 left.

With the Terrapins leading 55-53, Christy (career-high 24 points, nine rebounds) and Sue Panek combined to score the team's next 18 points, making it 73-66.

Providence 128, Georgetown 114: In Providence, R.I., Tracy Lis had 35 points and 14 rebounds and the No. 21 Lady Friars set a Big East scoring record.

Providence (19-3, 9-2) led by 26 twice in the second half, but the Hoyas whittled the margin to nine with 1:51 remaining.

Kris Witfill scored 37 points for Georgetown (9-10, 4-7).

American 72, UNC-Wilmington 56: The Eagles (6-14, 1-7) won their first Colonial Athletic Association game, breaking away in the second half at Bender Arena.

Catholic 69, Marymount 65: Chris Pelli had 25 points and 17 rebounds as the Cardinals (6-15, 4-3) handed the host Saints (16-5, 6-1) their first Capital Athletic Conference loss. Colleen DiClemente had 23 points for Marymount.