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tBBC TBBC Women’s Pre-game Glance: #7 Ohio State Versus #5 Maryland

Discussion in 'News' started by WVaBuckeye, Feb 7, 2016.

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    TBBC Women’s Pre-game Glance: #7 Ohio State Versus #5 Maryland
    via our good friends at Buckeye Battle Cry
    Visit their fantastic blog and read the full article (and so much more) here

    #7 Ohio State 18-4(10-1) vs. #5 Maryland 21-2(10-1)
    Day: Monday
    Date: February 8th, 2016
    Location: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
    Time: 9:00PM ET

    Coverage – TV: ESPN2 – 1460AM The FAN Radio

    School: University Of Maryland[​IMG]
    Location: College Park, Maryland
    Founded: 1856
    Student Population: 27,056 Undergraduates, 10,800 Postgraduates
    School Type: Public
    Division: NCAA I
    Conference: Big Ten
    First Season: Facility 2002
    Head Coach: Brenda Frese, 14th Season
    Record: 397-134 Overall; 340-104 Maryland
    Alma Mater: Arizona 1993
    Experience & Accomplishments Frese has seen success in each of her three stops in 15 seasons as a head coach and has made amazing turnarounds her calling card. She captured her 300th-career victory on the road against Virginia in 2012, boasting a 397-134 overall record (.748) with 15 winning seasons including five 30-win campaigns. Her Maryland squads have posted a 340-104 (.766) mark in 13 years, advancing to at least the second round of the tournament in 11 of the last 12 years, including seven Sweet Sixteens, six Elite Eights and three Final Fours.She has led her teams to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, 11 at Maryland. In NCAA play, Frese has posted a record of 30-11 (.732) and made it to at least the second round in each tournament.Since her first season at the helm when the team won just 10 games, Frese has guided Maryland to a National Championship in 2006, 12 winning seasons, 11-straight 20-win seasons, five 30-win campaigns and 11 trips to the NCAA Tournament. In 2006-07, Maryland also received its first-ever No. 1 preseason national ranking, remaining in the top spot in the polls for 10-consecutive weeks.

    * Information Courtesy of Wikipedia and Maryland official site

    Buckeyes and Terrapins

    The clash between to the Big Ten’s top two teams is set for Monday night when No. 7 Ohio State hosts No. 5 Maryland. The Buckeyes have won six-straight games and are looking to halt Maryland for the second time this season. Ohio State has an overall record of 18-4 and 10-1 in B1G play. Maryland has won nine-straight games since falling to the Buckeyes on Jan. 2 and come into the contest with a record of 21-2 overall and 10-1 in the conference.

    The Match-up

    The Buckeyes are second in the conference and are fourth in the country in scoring at 85.3 ppg. The Buckeyes have made 67 three-point field goals in the last seven games (9.6 per game). The Buckeyes have won 11-straight home games. Alston is 6th in school history with 1,966 career points. She is 34 points away from away from 2,000 in her career. In just over a season and a half, Mitchell is already 19th on OSU’s career scoring chart at 1,417

    Since losing to Ohio State on Jan. 2 (80-71 in College Park), Maryland has has not lost. The Terrapins enter Monday’s game with a record of 21-2 overall and are tied atop the B1G standings with the Buckeyes at 10-1. The Terrapins lead the conference in a number of categories and is third in the country in scoring at team at 85.9 points per game. All-American candidate Shatori Walker-Kimbrough leads the team in scoring (19.5 ppg), steals (48) and blocks (26). Center Brionna Jones and Forward Brene Mosely are also averaging double figures, 14.6 points and 12.7 ppg respectively.


    These two teams are playing for the first #2 seed to be handed out for the NCAA’s and at the same time needing to have the upper hand in the national picture. Maryland comes in having been hungry and on a roll since losing to the Buckeyes and wanting to prove they are the better team.

    The Buckeyes have been playing semi-inspired since their loss to Northwestern and didn’t have a typical game from Kelsey Mitchell in their last outing. They need this win to step back up to the number five spot and in time, with a conference tournament championship, could secure a #1 seed. It is doubtful they crack the top four but wins over Maryland and Sparty in B1G could boost their good side of the toughest schedule in the country. They have played all four of the Final Four teams from a year ago and Maryland is the only win.

    The Buckeyes win big at home and Mitchell shines 89-84 Buckeyes.

    * Some Information Courtesy of Wikipedia and Ohio State official site

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