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    https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball...nship-1999-who


    A team from the Big Ten has not won the NCAA women’s basketball championship since 1999, when a Purdue team led by Ukari Figgs won the whole the thing.

    Since then, the Big East, the Big 12, the ACC, the SEC and the American have all had teams take home the national title. A Big Ten team hasn’t appeared in the national final since 2005, when Michigan State fell to Baylor.
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    While Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Indiana have opportunities to improve next season, there’s really one Big Ten team whose chances of making the Final Four stand out among the rest.

    That team is based in College Park, Maryland.
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    Still, Brenda Frese’s team is built to accomplish big things next year. Maryland’s top five scorers are all back, anchored by a trio of rising seniors in Charles, Jones and Watson. Charles is a near-lock to be a preseason All-American, Jones is a veteran in the post and an efficient scorer and Watson can do a little bit of everything, in addition to being a solid three-point shooter.
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    Maryland should also get a boost from another strong incoming recruiting class, which is headlined by Ashley Owusu, who is pegged by ESPN as the fifth best player in the nation and the overall top point guard. The Terps are also set to get five-star guards Diamond Miller, Zoe Young and Faith Masonius, all ranked inside the top 50 recruits in the nation by ESPN.


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    https://www.testudotimes.com/marylan...i-brenda-frese

    Mimi Collins announces she will become a Terp.

    Former Tennessee forward Amira “Mimi” Collins announced her intention to transfer to the Maryland women’s basketball program on Monday.

    Collins is a native of Waldorf, Maryland, and played her high school basketball at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia. As part of the Class of 2018, she was ranked as the No. 49 overall recruit by ESPN.

    As a freshman for Tennessee, Collins averaged 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game while averaging 14.5 minutes of action each game. Arguably, her best performance came in the NCAA Tournament, as she played 32 minutes and scored 14 points against UCLA in the first round, which was played in College Park.

    After the departure of Sarah Myers, a scholarship became open for Benda Frese and her staff, which led to the recruitment of Collins. She will be joining former high school teammate Ashley Owusu, the nation’s top-ranked point guard recruit of 2019, and the rest of a No. 1 recruiting class in College Park.

    New NCAA transfer regulations have made immediate eligibility more common for players with extenuating circumstances, such as the head coach that you agreed to play for getting fired. It is unclear if Collins will seek a waiver for immediate eligibility, but she will have three years of play left regardless as she could redshirt the 2019-2020 season.

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    Uff da.

    Not to mention Taylor Mikesell.

    Jones will no doubt be a much improved post. Will she be as good as big sis Brionna, who now plays with Rach, and (we hear) ripped it up in winning the EuroCup.
    Last edited by CutDownTheNet; 05-20-2019 at 06:41 PM.

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    Delete. Not sure how I got a duplicate.
    Last edited by CutDownTheNet; 05-20-2019 at 06:41 PM.

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    https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/...618-story.html

    Maryland women's basketball facing some sanctions for minor NCAA rules violations.

    According to the NCAA, Maryland women’s coach Brenda Frese acknowledged she and her staff had given 17 prospects recruiting booklets with personalized covers during their unofficial visits. Frese told the NCAA she did not understand the rules about what could be shared with prospects during visits. Also, an assistant coach sent 150 personalized items to prospects, which is against NCAA rules.

    The athletic department cut the number of women’s basketball scholarships by one per season for three years, beginning in 2018-19. The women’s team also lost three official recruiting visits per year during that time period. The team was prohibited from sending out recruiting material for one week each month last season.

    The loss of the scholarship should have little impact on the women’s team. Frese’s team has 13 players on scholarship for the 2019-20 season — two under the NCAA limit — and has four seniors who are expected to graduate after next season with no commitments from prospects in the 2020 freshman class.

    The NCAA also imposed a one-year probation for both teams and a $5,000 fine for the school. The probation does not include any type of postseason ban for either team.
    The (more than you'd probably want) details:

    https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.com/inf...RAgreement.pdf

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    https://www.testudotimes.com/marylan...season-preview

    A Maryland, early summer, season preview:

    When Maryland saw its season end at home on March 25 against the Bruins, there was some cause for concern. It was the program’s third second-round exit in four years, most of which have been tournament upsets. However, the focus immediately switched to the future, which is incredibly bright for the Terrapins.

    The only players gone from last season are Brianna Fraser (graduated) and Sarah Myers (transferred). The former was a top reserve who spent a good amount of time on the shelf with an ankle injury, and the latter was the ninth option on a 10-player team. Everyone else returns — Maryland brings back 90 percent of its scoring.
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    Kaila Charles, the team’s MVP and one of the best players in the country, is back. She averaged 17 points per game as a junior and single-handedly stole a game from Minnesota with a clutch performance down the stretch. Seniors Stephanie Jones and Blair Watson, two veterans who stepped up time and time again when needed, are back as well.

    And the young stars are returning in full force. Taylor Mikesell and Shakira Austin were both in consideration for Big Ten Freshman of the Year (with Mikesell winning the media award), and together, they were one of the best freshman duos the program has ever seen. With another year under their belts and a full offseason of training with the team’s staff, they hope to take the next step as sophomores.

    The Terps also bring in the No. 3 recruiting class in the country, according to ESPNw, headlined by Ashley Owusu, the nation’s No. 2 point guard and a prime candidate to run the offense right away. The class also includes three top-50 wings — Diamond Miller, Zoe Young and Faith Masonius — who can be impact role players immediately.

    Rounding out the returning players are sophomore center Olivia Owens, senior sharpshooting wing Sara Vujacic and junior point guard Channise Lewis. After consecutive years of having a thin roster, Frese now has 12 talented options at her disposal.

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    https://umterps.com/news/2019/7/22/w...nce-slate.aspx

    Maryland's non-con schedule with last season's NCAA final RPI for each team:

    318 Wagner
    265 Loyola Maryland
    219 George Washington
    145 @Georgia State
    142 Delaware
    49 (N) Belmont
    45 (N) Clemson
    44 Quinnipiac
    37 @ James Madison
    17 South Carolina
    9 @ NC State

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius L Hoops View Post
    https://umterps.com/news/2019/7/22/w...nce-slate.aspx

    Maryland's non-con schedule with last season's NCAA final RPI for each team:

    318 Wagner
    265 Loyola Maryland
    219 George Washington
    145 @Georgia State
    142 Delaware
    49 (N) Belmont
    45 (N) Clemson
    44 Quinnipiac
    37 @ James Madison
    17 South Carolina
    9 @ NC State
    Two teams with LY RPI in top 20, 6 non-conf foes with LY RPI in top 50 - now that’s the kind of non-conf schedule one should strive for.

    That plus all the Terps talent, they’re sitting pretty.

    Hope Gophers can line up a similarly reasonable non-conf sched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutDownTheNet View Post
    Two teams with LY RPI in top 20, 6 non-conf foes with LY RPI in top 50 - now that’s the kind of non-conf schedule one should strive for.

    That plus all the Terps talent, they’re sitting pretty.

    Hope Gophers can line up a similarly reasonable non-conf sched.
    The other brilliant thing about that schedule is low-RPI teams such as Belmont, Clemson, Quinnipiac and James Madison that seem like they'll be easy wins. (Sorta like that year Lamar was the RPI gift that keeps on giving.)

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