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    Default Maryland 2019-20

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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    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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    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.
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