Updated at: 02/14/2013 7:38 PM
(AP) COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Tianna Hawkins posted her 12th double-double of the season with 30 points and 12 rebounds and No. 7 Maryland continued its dominance of Clemson with a 75-45 victory Thursday night.
Alyssa Thomas added 17 points for the Terrapins, who bounced back from a 71-56 loss to No. 5 Duke on Monday night. Maryland has won 13 consecutive games against the Tigers. The Terrapins (20-5 overall, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) have not lost to Clemson since a 63-61 setback on March 7, 2003, in the ACC Tournament.
Nikki Dixon had 13 points for the Tigers (6-18, 2-11), who have lost four consecutive games after beating Virginia Tech, 47-37, on Jan. 31.
Maryland outrebounded Clemson, 48-32, and is averaging plus-15.7 in rebounding margin, which is second in the nation behind Liberty.
Hawkins, who leads the ACC with 19 points per game, scored nine consecutive points, Chloe Pavlech made a 3-pointer and the Terps opened a 26-12 lead with 7:32 left in the first half. Clemson eventually settled down and scored seven consecutive points to end the half, cutting the margin to 33-25 at the break.
Maryland shot 31.6 percent (12 of 38) from the field. The Tigers missed all eight of their 3-point attempts.
The Terrapins began to pull away when Hawkins and Thomas combined for all of the points in a 15-4 run to start the second half. Another jumper by Thomas with 7:46 remaining increased the lead to 61-38. Clemson could not pull within 20 points the rest of the way and the Terps cruised to their 10th victory in the past 11 games.
The victory kept Maryland tied with No. 14 North Carolina for second place in the ACC, two games behind Duke (23-1, 13-0).
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