The excitement of Selection Monday was dulled quite a bit last night as the Womens Bracket was shown on screen in it’s entirety on ESPNU. This would ultimately result in the Selection Monday show being broadcast at 5pm and again at 7pm.
We were in College Park for the celebration, it didn’t have the same luster as past years, but fans definitely still showed up to support the program. The players acknowledged that the leak happening was weird, but they’re more excited that they know who they’re facing this Saturday. They’ll be hosting 14th seeded Radford at 11 am.
The vibe from the team is clear, they’re ready for the opportunity and excited to get started. Chemistry is one of the things that makes this group special, in their own words. Another is because of their mental toughness and firepower, as freshman Taylor Mikesell said “we never feel like we’re out of a game”. Maryland has had several late game situations this season whether they were holding on for the win or trying and/or completing a furious rally. This team feels that they’re battle tested, everything gets going this weekend.
Below are Coach Frese and several players answering a few of our questions last night at the Selection Monday Celebration.