Coach Brenda Frese has utilized a multitude of Terps this season, and may be able for more experimentation against a Purple Eagles team that’s lost their last two games by a combined 85 points.
The loss marks the first time since the 1998-99 season that the Terps have two losses through three games.
Maryland women’s basketball defeated California (PA) in an exhibition game on Sunday, providing some insight into how the Terps will fare with their roster this season.
The Terps enter the season with a preseason ranking of No. 14 and were picked to finish fourth in the conference by both the Big Ten coaches and the media.
Diamond Miller and Abby Meyers moved on to the WNBA after leading Maryland last season. The Terps will use a committee approach to offset their departures.
Despite having nine new faces entering the season, Brenda Frese led the Terps to their best season since the 2014-15 campaign.
Meyers joined Diamond Miller as Maryland women’s basketball’s second top-15 selection in the first round of the 2023 WNBA Draft.
The four-year Maryland women’s basketball star guard was selected by the Lynx after posting career highs in points, rebounds and steals per game in the 2022-23 season.
Miller played all four of her collegiate seasons in College Park, and is expected to be a top-five selection in the draft.
Like the Terps did in the first meeting earlier this season, they struggled to handle the size and physicality of the Gamecocks.