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Scouting No. 12 seed Princeton, Maryland's first-round opponent in NCAA women's basketball tournament

Princeton at a glance

Record: 24-5, 12-2 Ivy League

Coach: Courtney Banghart (232-92, 11 seasons)

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Team leaders: Points: Bella Alarie (13.3 per game)

Rebounds: Alarie (9.6 per game)

Assists: Leslie Robinson (4.3 per game)

How they got here: Princeton routed Penn, 63-34, in the Ivy League tournament championship game Sunday at the Palestra in Philadelphia. Sophomore Alarie, a Bethesda resident who attended National Cathedral, was honored as the tournament’s most outstanding player. Robinson, a senior, and Abby Meyers, a freshman from Potomac and Walt Whitman, were named to the all-tournament team. The Tigers are in their seventh NCAA tournament in the past nine years, all under Banghart. Qalea Ismail, a junior guard from Bel Air who attended Patterson Mill, averages 4.3 points in 11.9 minutes a game.

University of Maryland women's basketball team get the fifth seed in the NCAA tournament and will play against Princeton in North Carolina. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun video)
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