ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conferences announced on Wednesday the matchups for the ninth annual Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge. The annual challenge is extended through the 2020 season and will feature 14 matchups for the second consecutive season. Challenge games are set for a two-day format, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2 with Indiana and Maryland hosting home games, and Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State and Wisconsin playing on the road. On Dec. 3, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State and Purdue will serve as host teams, while Minnesota and Rutgers will play road games. In last
Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese announced today that rising junior Lexie Brown has been granted her release. Brown averaged 13.3 points per game and was named to the All-Big Ten First Team and to the Associated Press All-America Third Team. “We appreciate all of Lexie’s contributions these past two years to our program,” Frese said. “With two Final Four appearances, a Big Ten regular season and tournament championship, it’s been an incredible ride. We wish Lexie nothing but happiness and success in her future.” “I want to thank Coach Frese, the staff and my teammates for two great
Six former Big Ten standouts were selected in the 2015 WNBA Draft on Thursday night. [ MORE: ESPN.com: Relive the entire 2015 WNBA Draft ] Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. went second overall, behind only Notre Dame’s Jewell Lloyd, to the Tulsa Shock to pace the Big Ten. Iowa’s Sam Logic joined Zahui B. in the first round, going No. 10 to the Atlanta Dream. Next off the board for the Big Ten was Rutgers’ Betnijah Laney, who went to the Chicago Sky in Round 2 (17th overall). Maryland’s Laurin Mincy (27th; New York Liberty), Wisconsin’s Michala Johnson (28th; New York
In Maryland’s first season in the Big Ten Conference, the Terrapins women’s basketball team advanced to the Final Four. But the road ended Sunday night as Maryland fell to perennial power UConn, 81-58. Brionna Jones led the Terrapins with 14 points. Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and Morgan Tuck added 24 for UConn, who are now one win away from a third straight national championship. UConn will face Notre Dame for the title on Tuesday night in a rematch of last season’s championship game. Lexie Brown added 12 points for Maryland. Maryland’s Brown had some extra support at the game as
No. 4-ranked Maryland women’s basketball is making the Terrapins’ first back-to-back Final Four appearance in school history, and they took to the court at the Amalie Arena in Tampa to practice Saturday. Have a look at some of these photos from the day before Maryland takes on No. 1 Connecticut Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Want a few more galleries? Use these links below.
With Maryland preparing for a Women's Final Four game against UConn, BTN women's basketball analyst Stephanie White takes a look at what the Terrapins need to do to win and advance to the championship game.
When Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese talked to Mike Hall on “BTN Live” this week, she outlined the differences between this year’s team and last year’s team as the Terapins head into a Sunday Final Four matchup against UConn. “We know what to expect,” Frese said before going on to add, “”What’s different is that no one expected this team to be here this season.” Frese talks in depth about this weekend’s Women’s Final Four. Watch the entire interview in this post. The Terrapins play UConn at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
The Terrapins, winners of 28 straight games, took down Tennessee, 58-48, on Monday night and will play No. 1 overall seed Connecticut in the national semifinals on Sunday.
(AP) The expectation was placed on Holly Warlick the moment she was named as Pat Summitt’s successor at Tennessee. Competing for a national title was the baseline Summitt created and even with the transition to Warlick in charge, the standard for defining success didn’t change. “It’s always been in the back of our minds. … This is what we have been working for all season since we met up together in August and those who were at summer school even before that,” Tennessee senior Cierra Burdick said. “We have been working for this day tomorrow. It’s exciting. It’s a great
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] Walker-Kimbrough took over the scoring load carried by Mincy in the first half as the Terrapins (33-2) reached the Elite Eight for the sixth time under coach Brenda Frese, taking down their former foe from the ACC in the process. The Terrapins had lost eight of their