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Monday, March 25, 2013
Coach Frese, Maryland deserve extra credit

By Lexie Brown

Lexie Brown
Lexie Brown is the headliner in Maryland's recruiting class, which is ranked seventh in the nation.

It’s tournament time! I always love this time of the year because it is March Madness.

Even with severe bites from the injury bug this season, Maryland still received a No. 4 seed in the tournament. That makes me extremely proud because many other teams would not have grinded it out like they did. Coach [Brenda] Frese did an amazing job of adjusting this season. I think she deserves a tremendous amount of respect for the job she did, as does the entire Maryland basketball team.

Maryland, which beat Quinnipiac 72-52 in the first round, got home games for the first two rounds of the tournament, and I think that’s a huge advantage. You have all your fans and you are in an environment you are comfortable in. If they can get past Michigan State today, it should give them huge momentum going into the rest of the tournament.

However, they do have a tough road ahead of them. If they make it to the Sweet 16, they are going to face UConn. They played UConn earlier this season, and considering the circumstances I think that Maryland definitely held its own.

But this postseason UConn is playing with a chip on its shoulder and is going to be a huge barrier between Maryland and the Elite Eight. No matter what, I still have faith in my girls!