Women's NCAA tournament

Maryland women to meet UW-Green Bay in first round

No. 7 seed Terps get home-court advantage at Comcast Center

Coppin St. faces No. 1 seed UNC

College Basketball

March 13, 2005|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

COLLEGE PARK - The Maryland women's basketball grabbed the No. 7 seed in the Philadelphia regional and hosts 10th-seeded UW-Green Bay (27-3) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday.

Other first-round games being held at Comcast Center are: No. 5 DePaul (25-4) vs. No. 12 Virginia Tech (17-11), second-seeded Ohio State (28-4) vs. No. 15 Holy Cross (20-10) and No. 4 Penn State (19-10) vs. No. 13 Liberty (24-6).

"We're so proud of the fact that we're able to host and bring in all these quality teams," said Maryland head coach Brenda Frese. "We are looking forward to playing in front of all our friends, family and fans who have supported us the whole season."

The Terps (21-9) earned an NCAA tournament berth for the second straight year and the 14th time in the history of the program. It is the first time since 1991 and 1992 the team has earned back-to-back tournament bids.

The Phoenix is making its fourth-consecutive NCAA tournament appearance and eighth overall. UWGB nabbed the Horizon League automatic berth by winning the conference tournament final, 58-48, over Wright State.

Tickets for the two-day event at Comcast Center can be purchased by calling 1-800-IM-A-TERP or on the internet at www.umterps.com. Game times for all six games will be announced later.

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Coppin State (23-7) faces Atlantic Coast Conference champ North Carolina (27-3) -- the top seed in the Tempe (Ariz.) bracket -- March 20 in Chapel Hill, N.C. This is the Lady Eagles' first NCAA appearance.

March 13, 2005, 8:08 PM EST

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