“It’s bigger than us.”
That’s the motto that the Maryland women’s basketball team has repeated ahead of and during their run in the World University Games.
During a rousing pre-game speech, Maryland and Team USA head coach Brenda Frese asked players to think back from their first time playing basketball to remind them about the gravity of their performance in Taiwan.
Frese coached the team to a 121-34 win after the speech in their opening game against Uganda.
— Maryland WBB (@umdwbb) August 19, 2017
An undefeated Team USA defeated Czech Republic on Wednesday after a slow first quarter and advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals, where they’ll face Australia.