Terps Fall to NC State in NCAA Tournament

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#5 Maryland
#4 NC State
March 18, 2018 || Reynolds Coliseum

RALEIGH, N.C. - The fifth-seeded Maryland women's basketball team fell to the fourth-seeded NC State Wolfpack in the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament, 74-60 on Sunday afternoon. 

Brianna Fraser led the way for the Terrapins (26-8), recording 17 points and five rebounds. Right behind her were Ieshia Small with 15 points and Stephanie Jones with 14 points and seven rebounds. 

The Terps battled back from an early 24-13 whole, creating turnovers and getting the ball inside to cut the deficit to six, 32-26 at halftime. At the start of the second half, Maryland hung right there, cutting the NC State lead to as much as one before the Wolfpack hit a flurry of threes to take a commanding lead that they would hold onto to advance to the Sweet 16. 

This marked Maryland’s 26th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, eighth straight and 14th in Brenda Frese's 16 years at Maryland. The Terrapins are 45-25 (.643) all-time in the NCAA Tournament and 33-13 (.717) under Frese. She’s led the Terps to eight Sweet Sixteens, six Elite Eights, three Final Fours and the 2006 NCAA title. 

Sophomore Kaila Charles’ 18 points per game are the most ever by a Terrapin sophomore. Senior Kristen Confroy played in 117 straight games, dating back to February of her freshman year. She is No. 3 in the Maryland record books in career three-point percentage (.405).

Maryland is ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press poll and in the USA Today Coaches poll.