UCLA Nearly Upsets No. 3 Maryland

Nov. 25, 2007

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -Kristi Toliver scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, and No. 3 Maryland overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to beat UCLA 79-75 on Sunday.

Marissa Coleman had 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead Maryland (8-0), which needed a 14-0 run to retake a lead it held the entire first half. Maryland held UCLA to just four points during the final 5:47 of the game.

UCLA made just 1 of 11 field goals during the final seven minutes of the game. The cold streak helped Maryland overcome 25 turnovers, which resulted in 28 UCLA points.

Led by Toliver, Maryland made nine 3-pointers and shot nearly 53 percent from the field. Maryland outrebounded UCLA 42-33, but the Bruins (3-1) scored more points in the paint and had more second-chance points.

Laura Harper had 12 points and nine rebounds while Crystal Langhorne had 12 points but also seven turnovers for Maryland. Marah Strickland finished with nine points and nine rebounds in the win.

Lindsey Pluimer led UCLA with 17 points but made just 6 of 15 shots. Doreena Campbell added 15 points while center Regina Rogers added 10 points.

UCLA rallied from a 35-28 halftime deficit and took its first lead of the game, 48-46, on a Pluimer layup with 13:31 left in the contest.

Maryland coach Brenda Frese was not in attendance. Frese is pregnant with twins and, based on medical advice, didn't take the trip to California for Maryland's non-conference games at UC Santa Barbara and UCLA.

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