Dec 3, 2014; Fort Wayne, IN, USA; Maryland Terrapins coach Brenda Frese coaches on the sidelines against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Women
Well no surprise here. The Maryland women’s basketball team has earned a No. 1 seed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The other tops seeds are defending champion UConn, Notre Dame, and South Carolina. The Lady Terps are in the Spokane Region and will be taking on the No. 16 seed New Mexico State Aggies in the opening round on Saturday. The tip is scheduled for 1:30 pm E.T. on ESPN2.
This marks the first time the Terps have been a No.1 seed since the 2008-09 season. Brenda Frese’s squad finished the season with a 30-2 record, going an impressive 18-0 in Big Ten play. Maryland capped it off by defeating Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament final. The team’s only two defeats this year were a 20-point loss against Notre Dame and a shocking upset at the hands of Washington State.
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The Lady Terps are led by fours players, who all are averaging more than 12 points a game for the season: Laurin Mincy, Lexie Brown, Brionna Jones, and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough. That is what makes this Maryland team so dangerous. There isn’t that one player that opposing teams must stop because they have to worry about all of them.
There are two more things working in favor of the Terps in this game. First of all, the first two rounds will be played at the XFINITY Center in College Park, so expect some old fashioned home-cooking. Even more interesting, Coach Frese’s sister, Marsha, is the head coach at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, which is in the same conference as New Mexico State. Hopefully, she can draw up a detailed scouting report for Brenda to use.
If Maryland advances past the Aggies, they will take on the winner of the matchup between undefeated No. 8 Princeton and No. 9 Green Bay.