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Maryland on Louisville's home court for Final Four berth pitting coach and former assistant

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    Louisville head coach Jeff Walz yells to his players during the first half of a regional semifinal game against LSU at the NCAA college basketball tournament on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 73-47. AP Photo/John Bazemore)The Associated Press

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    Maryland's Alyssa Thomas responds to a question during a news conference for the Louisville Regional final in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament Monday, March 31, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Maryland plays Louisville on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)The Associated Press

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    Maryland's Lexie Brown responds to a question during a news conference for the Louisville Regional final in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament Monday, March 31, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Maryland plays Louisville on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)The Associated Press

Coach Brenda Frese knows exactly how to handle playing Louisville on the Cardinals' home floor with a trip to the Final Four on the line.

Look at the Cardinals' red and pretend it's all for Maryland.

Frese said Monday she's going to visualize the sea of red screaming for Maryland when her Terrapins try to add possibly their toughest upset yet of the third-seeded Cardinals in the Louisville Region final Tuesday night.

Louisville wants its second straight Final Four after losing in the national championship a year ago. Maryland wants its fourth Final Four berth all-time and first since winning the 2006 title.

There's also the added drama of Frese coaching against former assistant Jeff Walz with their teams splitting their last two games — all in the NCAA tournament.

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