Terps finish strong to secure 15th victory
COLLEGE PARK — Brenda Frese collected her 500th career victory earlier this week with relative ease, but because the Maryland women’s basketball coach’s milestone unfolded on the road, the celebration featuring prerecorded video congratulations from former players was confined to the visiting locker room.
The accomplishment was acknowledged Saturday at Xfinity Center with far greater fanfare before the Terps tipped off against Michigan. Frese was presented a basketball with “500” painted in bright red numbers while receiving a standing ovation.
Victory No. 501 followed shortly thereafter, though it required a decisive fourth-quarter surge from the ninthranked Terps to secure an 83-69 triumph over the Wolverines.
Guard Taylor Mikesell led Maryland (15-1, 4-1 Big Ten) with 17 points and five assists, and center Shakira Austin added See WOMEN, page 7