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Terrapins rally past Aggies 81-74

Maryland's Alyssa Thomas (25) and Laurin Mincy (1) react after the Terps beat Texas A&M in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Laurin Mincy had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Maryland rally past Texas A&M 81-74 on Sunday in the semifinals of the Raleigh Regional of the NCAA tournament.

Alyssa Thomas added 21 points and nine rebounds for the second-seeded Terrapins (31-4), who trailed by 18 points in the first half and by 11 midway through the second half.

But Maryland fought its way back and held the reigning national champion Aggies (24-11) to just one basket in the final 7½ minutes.

The Terrapins have won 10 straight and 13 of 14 since a home loss to Virginia Tech on Jan. 26. They're back in a regional final for the first time since 2009 when they were in Raleigh as a No. 1 seed.

Freshman Alexia Standish scored 19 points to lead third-seeded Texas A&M, which spent much of the game shooting 50 percent before cooling off as Maryland rallied.

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