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University of Maryland Women's Basketball Gets No. 1 Seed

Maryland at home vs New Mexico State Saturday

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    Head coach Brenda Frese cut down the net after the Maryland Terrapins won the 2006 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.

    Maryland's reward for going unbeaten in its first Big Ten season is a No. 1 seed in the Spokane Region of the NCAA Tournament.

    After reaching the Final Four a year ago, the Terrapins hope to go farther this season. Riding a 24-game winning streak, Maryland opens at home Saturday against New Mexico State.

    Maryland's 30-2 record includes an 18-0 mark in the Big Ten. After becoming only the third women's team in conference history to go unbeaten in league play -- the first since Purdue in 1998-99 -- the Terrapins breezed through the Big Ten Tournament.

    Maryland's last defeat came against Notre Dame, another No. 1 seed, on Dec. 3.

    If the Terrapins win their opener, they could go up against unbeaten, eighth-seeded Princeton in the second game.

    Also from the region, George Washington received a No. 6 seed and will play Gonzaga Friday, No. 12 James Madison will play Ohio State Saturday, and No. 14 American will play Iowa Friday.