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."