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#141 BSLZackKiesel

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Posted 17 March 2023 - 09:24 PM

I've come to think of Brenda Frese as sort of the female version of Lefty Dreisell. Fantastic recruiter, can put together some really talented squads, but still no bananas come tournament time. (And yes, I know she has won an NCAA championship at Maryland.)

I mean, if we’re comparing her to Maryland men’s head coaches then she has a better NCAA Tournament winning percentage than both Gary Williams and Lefty Driesell. More Final Four and Elite Eight berths than both as well.

She hasn’t had as much success recently as she had when she first arrived, but it’s important to remember that even Gary didn’t get past the first weekend in any of his final 8 seasons.
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Posted 19 March 2023 - 06:42 PM

Terps to the S16!
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Posted 19 March 2023 - 06:47 PM


Terps to the S16!

They’ll face off against 3-seed Notre Dame on Saturday.
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Posted 22 March 2023 - 08:17 AM

ESPN: Women's NCAA tournament 2023: Reseeding the Sweet 16

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Posted 24 March 2023 - 08:09 AM

Balt Sun: Maryland women’s basketball eager to end Sweet 16 ‘curse’ as rematch with Notre Dame looms



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Posted 25 March 2023 - 08:52 AM

Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese says that trips to the Sweet 16 never get old. As this year’s visit is the 11th in 21 years in College Park, you’re to be forgiven if think you’re being fed a load of coach speak. 

However, the journey to Greenville, S.C. and this year’s regional semifinal has been perhaps the strangest for Frese and the Terps, largely because of the large number of players who weren’t there last year. 

 

“This season it really ranks right up there, just given that no one expected us to be here this year,” said Frese before Saturday’s meeting with Notre Dame. “Just extremely proud of our staff and our team for buying in and trusting in the process.” 

 

Almost immediately following last year’s regional semifinal loss to Stanford, the Terps lost four starters to a combination of graduation and the transfer portal, which saw Baltimore native Angel Reese leave for LSU and guard Ashley Owusu head for Virginia Tech. 

Frese herself turned to the transfer portal, bringing in three key members of the rotation to surround returnees Diamond Miller and Shyanne Sellars.  

 

In all, nine new players joined the Maryland roster. The Terps (27-6) slogged through the early part of the schedule, finishing tied for second in the Big Ten and earning a No. 2 seed in their NCAA tournament region. 

 

“If you watched us in November and December, it wasn't pretty,’ Frese said. “It took a lot of games and with the really second toughest schedule in the country that was built for players that were no longer with us.” 

 

Said Sellers: “I think our team did a phenomenal job of just putting their head down and going to work. There wasn't too much complaining about anything, and everyone was really open and welcoming to everyone. Like we always hung out. I think that was one of the main reasons that we were able to connect so fast.”  

 

One of those December contests was a 74-72 win at Notre Dame, where Miller, a second-team All America, hit the game-winner at the buzzer.   

 

The Fighting Irish (27-5), who won the ACC regular season, will enter Saturday’s game without starting point guard Olivia Miles, herself an All-America. Miles suffered a leg injury near the end of the regular season and is being held out for the NCAA tournament.  

 

The winner of this game will meet the winner of the South Carolina-UCLA Monday night in the regional final. 


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Posted 25 March 2023 - 11:28 AM

32-31 Notre Dame at halftime. Despite a prolonged scoring drought by the Terps in the second quarter, they’re trailing by just one.
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Posted 25 March 2023 - 11:57 AM

32-31 Notre Dame at halftime. Despite a prolonged scoring drought by the Terps in the second quarter, they’re trailing by just one.

One of ND’s best players is in foul trouble as well.

Go Terps!!

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Posted 25 March 2023 - 11:57 AM

Terps now up 2 late in the 3rd. ND has serious foul trouble. One with 4, two others with 3 each.

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Posted 25 March 2023 - 12:01 PM

Miller hasn’t had a great game so far, but she’s starting to take over here down the stretch.
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Posted 25 March 2023 - 12:14 PM

57-45 Maryland at the end of the third quarter. They finished the quarter on a 13-1 run.
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Posted 25 March 2023 - 12:29 PM

Terps really starting to pull away in the fourth quarter. Looks like they’ll be headed to their first Elite Eight since 2015.
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Posted 25 March 2023 - 12:41 PM

Maryland wins, 76-59. They’ll face off against either South Carolina or UCLA on Monday night.

After losing 85% of their offensive production from last season, the job Brenda Frese has done with this team has been so remarkable and might be her most impressive coaching work to date.
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Posted 25 March 2023 - 03:46 PM

They’ll face top overall seed and undefeated (35-0) South Carolina.

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Posted 25 March 2023 - 04:32 PM

UConn's streak of not missing an Elite Eight since 2006 is in jeopardy against Ohio State.



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Posted 27 March 2023 - 09:44 AM

BSL: Maryland Faces South Carolina

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Posted 27 March 2023 - 06:21 PM

Maryland playing extremely well so far. Brenda has had an excellent plan for South Carolina on both ends of the floor.
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Posted 27 March 2023 - 06:32 PM

21-15 Maryland at the end of the first quarter.
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Posted 27 March 2023 - 06:47 PM

Foul trouble for Maryland has forced them to play small, not a recipe for success against a team with South Carolina’s size.
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Posted 27 March 2023 - 06:50 PM

Terps getting out rebounded 19-11 and losing the full game 10-6. Love the fight. Going to take a lot.




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