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.