Ex-Gopher coach leads Maryland to 129-point blowout over D2 school

Brenda Frese was the national coach of the year for the Gophers in 2002.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Division II Bluefield State lost a nail-biter to No. 6 Maryland 146-17 in an exhibition women's basketball game Wednesday night.

Had it been a regular season game, the 129-point decimation would have destroyed the previous record for margin of victory in a women's Division I game, according to ESPN. The record is 102 points.

Maryland outscored Bluefield State 72-0 in the second half. That's not a typo. Bluefield State shot 0-for-20 over the final two quarters.

The annihilation of a smaller school has Maryland head coach Brenda Frese getting some heat on social media.

And yes, that's the same Brenda Frese that was head coach of the Gophers in 2001-2002, guiding them to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and earning AP National Coach of the Year honors.

"I thought tonight was a good tuneup for us," said Frese.

Frese doesn't appear to be sorry for the blowout because after the game she retweeted SportsCenter's note about the game.

Bluefield State's roster is made up of eight freshman, one senior and one sophomore. It was so bad for the Big Blues that Maryland's fans were groaning after every missed shot in the second half – actually hoping Bluefield would score, according to the Maryland student newspaper.

Next Up

Mondale

Walter Mondale dies at age of 93

His death was confirmed by family on Monday.

National Guard

Man charged in connection to shooting that injured National Guard troops

Four soldiers were inside a military vehicle that was shot at.

Chauvin trial

Walz declares emergency in Twin Cities, bringing in police from Ohio and Nebraska

The governor has asked the Legislature for emergency funding for the additional police.

derek chauvin court - closing arguments

Closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial: Here's what was said

The jury listened to lengthy presentations from the prosecution and defense.

helicopter-186718_1280

Man, 55, airlifted to a hospital after hit-and-run in Granite Falls

The passenger in the vehicle told police about the incident.

Minneapolis, unrest

Facebook labels Minneapolis 'high-risk,' will remove posts that incite violence

Facebook will remove posts that call for weapons to be brought to Minneapolis and anything that celebrates George Floyd's death.

MyPillow

After being sued, MyPillow is now suing Dominion Voting Systems

The company's lawsuit claims the voting system suppressed free speech and hurt its business relationships.

Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren makes his decision ... and it's Gonzaga

The Minnesota basketball phenom is following the footsteps of Jalen Suggs.

Sarah Glover

MPR News hires NBC's Sarah Glover as new managing editor

The experienced journalist was the first to serve two terms as president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

football play

Watch: Sixth-grader with cerebral palsy makes touchdown in Detroit Lakes

Kale Hannahs' classmates made sure he got a chance to play during recess.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, April 19

The latest from Minnesota health officials.

Related

Ex-Gopher coach leads Maryland to 129-point blowout over D2 school

Brenda Frese was the national coach of the year for the Gophers in 2002.

Upset alert: Gophers might be primed to beat Maryland

An injury and trends since their last meeting could have the Gophers poised to upset Maryland.

Upset alert: Gophers might be primed to beat Maryland

An injury and trends since their last meeting could have the Gophers poised to upset Maryland.

Surging Gophers take down Michigan, huge game looms at Maryland

Minnesota is surging at the right time to position themselves as a near-lock for the NCAA Tournament.

Surging Gophers take down Michigan, huge game looms at Maryland

Minnesota is surging at the right time to position themselves as a near-lock for the NCAA Tournament.

Gophers softball voted No. 1 in Coaches Poll after selection committee snub

NCAA coaches make a statement by voting the Gophers No. 1 in the country.

Gophers softball voted No. 1 in Coaches Poll after selection committee snub

NCAA coaches make a statement by voting the Gophers No. 1 in the country.

Did a Gophers bigwig accidentally name a football coaching candidate?

The chairman of the Gophers Board of Regents might have name-dropped the next head coach.