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Maryland women defeat Bluefield State 146-17 in exhibition game

Maryland, ranked sixth in the Associated Press preseason women's basketball poll, defeated its Division II opponent by 129 points in an exhibition game on Wednesday night.

Had Maryland's 146-17 win over Bluefield State been an official contest, Maryland would have smashed the NCAA's Division I record for margin of victory in a women's game -- 102 points, established in Grambling's 139-37 win over Jarvis Christian College on Feb. 12, 1986.

Bluefield State did not score in the second half of the preseason exhibition contest in College Park, Maryland. The Terps amassed a 74-17 lead at halftime, made 64 percent of their shots in the game and forced 51 turnovers. Bluefield State finished 0-for-20 in the second half.

"I thought tonight was a good tuneup for us," said Maryland coach Brenda Frese, per the team's website. "We have so many new players between our freshmen and Ieshia Small.

"We played with a lot of enthusiasm and played really hard. A lot of great things, and we got rid of those jitters."