Maryland coach delivers twins before No. 5 Terps beat No. 12 Duke

Updated: February 18, 2008, 4:29 AM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Md. -- Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese is a first-time mother.

Frese has given birth to twin boys. Markus William Thomas was born Sunday at 10:21 a.m. and Tyler Joseph Thomas was delivered 20 minutes later. Markus weighs 5 pounds, 5 ounces. Tyler just over 6 pounds.

Frese wasn't due to deliver until next month, but it became apparent in recent weeks that she wouldn't carry the twins full term. She long ago stopped accompanying the team on road games and watched home games in a large, cushioned chair in front of the bench.

The Terrapins (No. 5 ESPN/USA Today, No. 4 AP) beat No. 12 Duke 76-69 later Sunday. Maryland was coached by assistant Daron Park.


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