3-seed Maryland women rout Radford, advances to 2nd round

FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Maryland head coach Brenda Frese yells to her team as they play against the Iowa in the first half of an NCAA college basketball championship game at the Big Ten Conference women's tournament, in Indianapolis. There's no such thing as one and done in the NCAA Tournament for Maryland coach Brenda Frese, whose Terrapins are 15-0 in first-round games heading into Saturday's opener against Radford. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Maryland opened their run in the NCAA women’s tournament in impressive fashion, as the 3-seed Terrapins cruised to a 73-51 victory over 14-seed Radford to advance to the second round.

Maryland led throughout, opening the game on a 14-2 run and holding Radford to 30 percent shooting for the game.

Freshman Taylor Mikesell led Maryland with 16 points and six assists, and Kaila Charles added 14 points and nine rebounds.

Maryland, now 15-0 in tournament openers under coach Brenda Frese, will face the winner of the game between UCLA and Tennessee.

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