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Mike Fratto

Articles by Mike Fratto

NCAA tourney: Terps off and running

As the end of the first half approached in Tuesday's second-round NCAA tournament game, Utah found itself in a common situation. With the shot clock turned off, Mountain West player of the year Morgan Warburton calmly stood at the top of the key, watching the seconds tick down to single digits and waiting for the right time to take the last shot of the first half. Published March 25, 2009

Maryland tops Utah, makes Sweet 16

As the end of the first half approached in Tuesday's second-round NCAA tournament game, Utah found itself in a common situation. The shot clock was turned off and Mountain West player of the year Morgan Warburton calmly stood at the top of the key, watching the seconds tick down into single digits, waiting for the time to be right to take the last shot of the first half. Published March 25, 2009

Terps preview

Maryland women take on Utah in second round. Published March 24, 2009

In rout, Terrapins experience a boost for younger players

Thanks to Maryland's comfortable cushion throughout the second half Sunday, Kristi Toliver and Marissa Coleman enjoyed the rare treat of relaxing on the bench in the closing minutes of the Terrapins' first-round NCAA tournament win against Dartmouth. Published March 24, 2009

Terrapins rip 16th seeded Dartmouth

After a two-week layoff since winning the ACC tournament, Maryland point guard Kristi Toliver made sure the Terrapins had no trouble in their first-round NCAA tournament game. Published March 23, 2009

U.Md.'s Toliver hungers for one more

Every time Kristi Toliver steps onto the Comcast Center court, she's faced with the eternal reminder of her career accomplishments - her jersey hanging from the rafters. Published March 22, 2009

Terps open tournament with rout

Maryland point guard Kristi Toliver scored a game-high 27 points and top-seeded Maryland was never seriously challenged in their opening round NCAA tournament game, winning 82-53 over sixteenth-seeded Dartmouth at Comcast Center. Published March 22, 2009

Frese, Terrapins weary of waiting

After winning the ACC tournament March 8, the Maryland women's basketball team relished the opportunity to rest the various aches that accompany a 32-game season. Published March 21, 2009

Terps get top seed in women's tourney

After winning the ACC's regular-season and tournament titles, Maryland coach Brenda Frese could safely assume her Terrapins would earn a No. 1 seed in this year's NCAA tournament. But suspense remained in her mind as to where the Terps would play. Published March 17, 2009

Terps get top seed in women's tournament

The Maryland women were rewarded for being the best team in the ACC with the No. 1 seed in the Raleigh region of this year's NCAA tournament. Published March 16, 2009

Terrapins rising

Maryland women peaking at the right time. Published March 11, 2009

ACC preview

Breaking down the women's basketball tournament. Published March 5, 2009

First Down

Obama steals show. Plus, top five World Baseball Classic favorites. Published March 2, 2009

Coleman, Toliver celebrate in style

On Friday night against Boston College, Kristi Toliver and Marissa Coleman picked up right where they left off last weekend against Duke. Published February 28, 2009

Terps buy in to new focus

After last Sunday's win against Rutgers, Maryland women's coach Brenda Frese beamed with pride in her team's effort - but for a reason not always associated with the Terrapins. Published February 22, 2009

Different tempo, same old result

The Maryland women may have taken a break from the fast-paced ACC on Sunday, but not even defensive-minded Rutgers could slow down the Terrapins at home. Behind its best defensive effort of the season, No. 11 Maryland dispatched the Scarlet Knights 67-47, extending its winning streak at Comcast Center to 32 games. The Terrapins (21-4) held Rutgers to 24.7 percent shooting, its worst mark of the season. Published February 16, 2009

Seniors riding hot streak

Stopping Maryland seniors Kristi Toliver and Marissa Coleman is always the focal point for opposing teams. Published February 15, 2009