Unbeaten Princeton faces stiff test vs top-seeded Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- It's a matchup that's about as intriguing as it gets in the second round of the women's NCAA tournament: unbeaten Princeton against top-seeded Maryland, champions of the Big Ten.
Princeton coach Courtney Banghart fully expects her team to make a statement Monday night against one of the elite squads in the nation. She only wishes the Ivy League champions didn't have to do it so soon -- and on Maryland's floor.
That, unfortunately, is the baggage that comes with being a No. 8 seed.
Despite being the only undefeated team in this tournament, Princeton is seeded in the middle of the Spokane Region. After getting past Wisconsin-Green Bay 80-70 on Saturday, the Tigers now face a Maryland squad that's won 25 in a row and is unbeaten at home.