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Women’s Basketball Team Ends Season Ranked in Top Five

By Maryland Athletics Staff

The Big Ten champion Maryland women’s basketball team ended the 2019–20 season ranked in the top five in all three national polls. The Terrapins are No. 3 in the final RPI ranking, No. 4 in the final Associated Press poll and No. 5 in the final USA Today/WBCA Division I Coaches Top 25.

This is the 10th time in program history the Terps ended the season in the AP top five and the 12th time in the coaches’ top five. Maryland has ended the season ranked in the AP top 10 in 10 of Head Coach Brenda Frese’s 18 seasons in College Park.

Maryland won 17 straight games to end the season and finish with a record of 28–4. The Terrapins went 16–2 in Big Ten play to clinch their fifth Big Ten championship in six years. They beat Ohio State, 85–62, in the Big Ten Tournament championship game on March 8 to win their fourth tournament title.

Three other Big Ten schools finished the year in the final AP poll—Northwestern (No. 11), Indiana (No. 20) and Iowa (No. 21). For the full rankings, click here.

Last week, the NCAA canceled both the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring championships, due to the evolving COVID-19 public health threat. The Big Ten also ended all conference and non-conference competitions through the end of the academic year, including sports that continue into May and June.

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