Last season, the Maryland women’s basketball team got into trouble by mostly staying out of it. For finishing the regular season 30-3, for winning both Big Ten Conference titles and entering the postseason ranked No. 4, the Terps were rewarded with a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament, harsh punishment commensurate with their lax strength of schedule (No. 117 nationally).
“Defending the entire body of work was really, really difficult,” Terry Gawlick, the chair of the Division I women’s basketball committee,