#5/5 Terps and Virginia Tech Collide on Monday Night in Blacksburg

Game will be televised on the ACC's Regional Sports Network


Crystal Langhorne has led the team in scoring in the last four games

Feb. 2, 2008

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Game 26
#5/5 Maryland (23-2, 7-1 ACC) at
Virginia Tech (13-9, 0-7 ACC)

When: Mon., Feb. 4 • 7 p.m.
Where: Cassell Coliseum (9,847) • Blacksburg, Va.
TV: Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports Net South, NESN).
Radio: WMUC Sports.
Webcast/Audio: None/WMUCsports.com.
Audio link available at www.umterps.com

Next Up
Virginia (15-5, 4-1 ACC) at
#5/5 Maryland

When: Fri., Feb. 8 • 7 p.m.
Where: Comcast Center (17,950) • College Park, Md.
TV: Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet; Fox Sports Net South, NESN).
Radio: Maryland Radio Network (Flagship: ESPN 1300AM Baltimore).
Webcast/Audio: None/Maryland All-Access.
Audio link available at www.umterps.com

Quick Hits
• Maryland remains in the top five in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls.
• The Terps boast the most wins in the nation and were the first team to 20 victories. Playing 14 games in the first 31 days of the season, they have played the most games of any team in the nation (25).
• National player of the year candidate Crystal Langhorne became the first Maryland women's baskeball player to score 2,000 points. She is the 106th player in NCAA history to have 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, and the first in Maryland men's or women's basketball history.
Kristi Toliver, who is among the Nancy Lieberman Award Players to Watch, dished out her 500th career assist against Miami.
• The Terrapins have won a school 16 games at home this season and boast the fourth-longest active home win streak in the nation.
• Maryland has recorded four-straight 20-win seasons for the first time in school history.
• A Terrapin has earned ACC Player of the Week honors seven times in 12 weeks of the season. Langhorne is the league's active leader with six career weekly nods.
• Maryland is one of 11 known teams in NCAA history with four 1,000-point scorers on the roster.
• The Terps have had at least one player with a double-double in 21 of their 24 games.
• Three Terps overall were selected preseason candidates for the Wade Trophy and three are on the Midseason Wooden list. Two are on the midseason Naismith Award candidate list.

Terps and Virginia Tech Collide on Monday Night in Blacksburg
• The fifth-ranked Terrapins travel down to Blacksburg, Va., to face Virginia Tech on Monday night, Feb. 4. The Terps are the second-straight top 10 team the Hokies will face as they look for their first ACC win of the season.
• Maryland boasts the most wins in the nation, but its only two losses have come on the road. VT is 10-3 at Cassell Coliseum this season. National Player of the Year candidate Crystal Langhorne is coming off a milestone game, scoring her 2,000th career point. She had led the Terps in scoring in the last four games.
• The game will be televised on the ACC's Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area) with Debbie Antonelli (analyst) and Mike Hogewood (play-by-play) calling the action. Maryland's WMUC Sports will also broadcast the game. A link to the audio will be provided at www.umterps.com.

Langhorne First to 2,000
• Already first in career scoring and rebounding all-time at Maryland, Crystal Langhorne had not finished achieving new heights. On Thursday against Miami, she became the first 2,000-point scorer in program history, needing just two points to reach the feat.
• Langhorne is the 16th player all-time in ACC history to reach the mark.

Langhorne Joins 2,000-Point, 1,000-Rebound Club
• The first Maryland women's basketball player to score 2,000 point, senior Crystal Langhorne became the first Maryland basketball player, men's or women's, to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
• Langhorne also became the 106th player in NCAA history (since 1982) to join the 2,000-point, 1,000-rebound club.
• Seven players in ACC history (including the pre-NCAA area), including Langhorne, have achieved the feat.

Draining Threes
• Maryland has made at least a three pointer in 111-consecutive games. The streak dates back to Jan. 29, 2005 at Arizona.

Terps Named Midseason Candidates for Naismith & Wooden Awards
• Three Terrapins were made the midseason cuts for two national player of the year honors. Crystal Langhorne, Laura Harper and Kristi Toliver are candidates for the Naismith Award, while Langhorne and Toliver are candidates for the John R. Wooden Award.
• Junior Marissa Coleman was a preseason candidate for both honors. She is still eligible to make the final cut for the Wooden Award.

Toliver Moves into 2nd On MD's Assist List
• A top 11 finalist for last year's Nancy Lieberman Award, presented to the nation's top point guard, junior Kristi Toliver has returned as an even stronger floor general.
• Spending part of her summer at Point Guard College refining her skills, Toliver dished out 10 assists against Miami, moving into second all-time at Maryland. She became only the fourth player in the history of the program to dish 500 helpers and has handed out 508 in her career.
• Toliver leads the ACC in assists per game (8.1) and is threatening the ACC's single-season mark held by former Terrapin Tara Heiss, who dished 8.0 assists per game in 1978.

Coming Up
• Maryland returns home to host Virgnia on Friday, Feb. 8 for the second game of the regular-season series. The Terps won the first meeting and are looking to sweep the Cavaliers for the third-straight year. • The game will be televised on the ACC's Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area) and will be broadcast on the Maryland Radio Network.

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