COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland's incentive to beat Louisville on Monday night extends beyond the opportunity to earn a berth in the round of 16 in the NCAA women's tournament.
The Terrapins' motivational checklist includes revenge and redemption, for the players and coach Brenda Frese in particular.
Seventh-seed Louisville (23-8) is coached by Jeff Walz, who served as an assistant under Frese at Maryland for five years before joining the Cardinals in 2007. In the first meeting between coach and mentor, Louisville defeated the Terrapins in the 2009 tournament to advance to the Final Four.
Now Frese and the seniors on second-seeded Maryland have the opportunity to even the score.
The Terps (29-4) also want to redeem themselves for losing on their home floor to Georgetown in the second round last year.