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Brenda Frese understands how some people might have thought this would be something of a rebuilding year for her Maryland women’s basketball team.

After all, the Terrapins had lost All-Americans Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones, who went No. 6 and No. 8, respectively, in the WNBA draft, along with the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year in Destiny Slocum, who transferred to Oregon State.

Turns out, that was just wishful thinking.

The No. 13 Terrapins demonstrated again Sunday that while the names have changed, they are pretty much the same old dominant team as they rolled to their 13th consecutive victory, 71-44 over the University of Wisconsin at the Kohl Center.

“We don’t like to have rebuilding years at Maryland,” said Frese, whose teams are 53-3 in the regular season since joining the Big Ten in 2014. “We like to kind of reload.

“I think there were a lot of questions marks given who we lost, and rightly so. But credit this team and the work they’ve put in. They’re really unselfish and as they play together they complement one another as a team to be able to do some great things.”

The Terrapins (15-2, 4-0 Big Ten), who have seven players averaging in double figures in scoring, had four players hit that mark Sunday, led by reserves Eleanna Christinaki with 14 points and Ieshia Small with 13.

“I love that kind of balance when every player on the floor is a threat,” Frese said.

“The fact that we have a lot of different weapons and scorers, I think that makes us a difficult team to defend.”

UW coach Jonathan Tsipis won’t dispute that notion, and he also noted the Terrapins are still loaded with elite talent.

Four of their players were McDonald’s All-Americans in high school and nine of their 10 players were ranked among the top 100 recruits — the exception being Chistinaki, who is from Greece.

“There are some really talented kids,” Tsipis said of the Terps.

Still, the Badgers (7-10, 0-4) were able to at least hang with them — for a while.

Sophomore Suzanne Gilreath hit a 3-pointer with just over three minutes left in the first half to pull the Badgers within five points at 23-18.

That was a far cry from last year when Maryland blew out to a 31-5 lead in the second quarter and went on to hand the Badgers their worst loss in more than 30 years at 89-40.

“I told the team after the game, I felt like last year when we played at Maryland, maybe we had been defeated before the game started,” Tsipis said. “Our collective group today stuck to the game plan. We didn’t turn it into a track meet the way that Maryland loves to play in transition.

“It was by no means perfect but I thought we did a good job of limiting the tempo with some different things. That’s a credit to the players in our program.”

Maryland, however, made sure UW didn’t get any crazy ideas about winning as it closed out the half on a 14-0 run to stretch the lead to 37-18. And for good measure, the Terps opened the third quarter with a 9-2 spurt to make it 46-20.

The Badgers were led by sophomore Courtney Fredrickson with 12 points, her sixth consecutive game scoring in double figures. Junior Marsha Howard provided 10 points and nine rebounds.

The Badgers held the Terrapins to their third-lowest total of the season, 17 points below their season average of 88 points.

But that was of little consolation.

“We did make strides compared to last year,” Fredrickson said. “But we’re never satisfied with a loss. It’s still a loss.

“Every game we have to come out with energy and be ready to go. We knew Maryland was a tough team but we were still going to come out and give them our all and fight to the end. I wouldn’t say we’re satisfied losing by 30 like that.”

MARYLAND

min fg-a ft-a rb pf a to pts

Jones 22 3-8 1-1 6 1 1 1 7

Lewis 19 1-2 0-0 1 1 3 2 3

Charles 21 5-7 0-0 6 4 1 4 10

Confroy 29 4-11 0-0 7 1 2 1 12

Watson 24 2-7 0-0 6 0 2 0 6

Ellison 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0

Small 24 4-5 5-7 6 1 2 2 13

Christinaki 24 6-8 0-0 1 3 0 1 14

Myers 10 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0

Fraser 25 1-9 4-4 6 1 0 2 6

Totals 26-57 10-12 42 12 11 13 71

WISCONSIN

min fg-a ft-a rb pf a to pts

Howard 33 4-10 2-2 9 3 0 2 10

Laszewski 23 3-7 2-2 4 0 0 1 8

Fredrickson 31 5-12 2-2 2 0 1 2 12

Van Leeuwen 28 0-6 0-0 1 2 4 3 0

Beverley 30 0-3 0-0 3 1 1 1 0

Gilreath 18 2-6 0-0 1 0 2 1 6

Marble 8 0-2 0-0 0 0 1 0 0

Richardson 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0

Miller 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0

McMorris 26 3-8 1-2 3 2 0 2 8

Crowley 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 17-55 7-8 25 8 9 14 44

Team totals include rebounds and turnovers

Maryland 15 22 17 17 — 71 Wisconsin 7 11 9 17 — 44 3-pointers — M 9-21 (Confroy 4-9, Christinaki 2-3, Watson 2-7, Lewis 1-2), W 3-18 (Gilreath 2-6, McMorris 1-4, Marble 0-1, Beverley 0-2, Fredrickson 0-2, Van Leeuwen 0-3). Blocks — M 4 (Fraser 2, Jones 1, Charles 1), W 4 (Laszewski 3, Howard 1). Steals — M 8 (Confroy 3, Lewis 2, Charles 2, Watson 1), W 3 (Van Leeuwen 2, Howard 1). Field goal percentage — M .456, W .309. Free throw percentage — M .833, W .875. Att. — 3,882.