NCAA Women's Basketball

No. 17 Maryland women get on a roll as 'player-driven' team

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP)

Riding a five-game winning streak and closing in on its customary perch atop the Big Ten standings, the 17th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team turned around its season with a minimum of assistance from fiery coach Brenda Frese.

After a 66-61 loss at Iowa on Jan. 9 dropped the Terrapins to 2-2 in the league, the players decided it was time to make this a team worthy of its stature as a preseason No. 4 in the AP poll and overwhelming favorite to win the Big Ten.

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