The Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team (28-4) will open their 2012 Women's NCAA tournament with an 11:15 a.m. tip against Navy (18-13) in College Park. Maryland is the No. 2 seed in the Raleigh regional, Navy the No. 15 seed. The game can be seen on ESPN2.
Maryland will be playing in their eight NCAA tournament in head coach's Brenda Frese's tenth season at the helm. The Terrapins won the ACC title on March 4, have not lost in a month, and have been victorious in 10 of their 11 games overall since February 2. Maryland is second in the nation in rebounding margin, and fourth in both field goal percentage and scoring offense.
Navy will be making their second straight NCAA tournament appearance (the only two in program history) after winning a second straight Patriot League title. The Midshipmen have won four games in a row, and were first in their conference in scoring defense and rebounding margin.
The victor of the Maryland vs. Navy battle will face the winner of the game between No. 7 seed Louisville and No. 10 seed Michigan State.