Baltimore Sun : 2020-02-14

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Sports & CLASSIFIED­S THE BALTIMORE SUN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020 | Maryland puts on clinic to avenge loss at Iowa on Jan. 9 By Katherine Fominykh COLLEGE PARK — To hand Iowa a crushing loss, Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese borrowed a strategy from two states over: a “bubblegum” defense. “It came from the movie ‘Hoosiers,’ ” Frese said. “We talked about that you should be able to play so hard with your ball pressure that you should be able to tell what kind of bubblegum they’re chewing.” In their second meeting with the No. 17 Hawkeyes this season, the No. 10 Terps treated the team that inspired its unbeaten run to a beatdown, 93-59, on Thursday night, giving Maryland (21-4, 12-2) sole ownership of first place in the Big Ten. No Iowa women’s basketball player has ever emerged from Xfinity Center with a victory. Because of that, and because of recent history with the Hawkeyes, Thursday’s game was a matter of pride for the Terps. Maryland’s last loss came at Iowa’s hands at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Jan. 9, 66-61. So the burgeoning rivals made it hurt, scoring more points than anyone had yet against Iowa while also limiting the Hawkeyes to their fewest of the season. See page 6 TERPS, MOUNT ST. MARY’[email protected] Saturday, noon

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