Back on March 12, NCAA president Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors announced that the NCAA would be canceling the Men’s and Women’s 2020 NCAA Tournaments in accordance to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
— NCAA (@NCAA) March 12, 2020
Maryland Women’s Basketball head coach Brenda Frese joined The Brian Mitchell Show w/ Scott Linn to share how the cancelation of “March Madness” has impacted her and her players.
“Cruel ending, especially for your seniors,” Frese simply states. “We worked so hard to be a #1 seed and put ourselves in that bracket, to have a favorable bracket moving forward, and you only so many times have those opportunities to get to a Final Four. For us, we’ll never know whether we would’ve been one of those teams to make that happen and have a chance ultimately to win a National Championship. But, we were able to have the closure with our team, which was nice, but I think for our seniors, your heart hurts the most for them. We also get that this is bigger than the game of basketball, with what we’re all going through, so I think we all understand what’s at stake.”
Maryland loses three seniors in Sara Vujacic, Blair Watson, and Kaila Charles, who has just been named a regional finalist for the 2020 All-American Team for the third consecutive year.
The Terps finished this season ranked the #4 team in the country after going 28-4. They open up next season as the #10 ranked team in country, with their sights set on earning another #1 seed ahead of next year’s Tournament. The last time the Terps won the National Championship was 2006. Can they win it again next year?
To hear anything you might’ve missed from The Brian Mitchell Show w/ Scott Linn, check it out in The Team 980 Audio Vault or The Team 980 App