"For her to break the all-time record here at home is fitting," Frese said.
"She is one of the best players I have ever seen, in terms of her instincts and her ability," Magarity said. "She's just unbelievable."
Minato scored 18 after halftime after a 3-for-8 first half. Making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2006, Army went 7 for 22 from the floor during the pivotal first half and was outrebounded 25-12.
Playing her last game with the Black Knights, Jen Hazlett — the only senior on the squad — finished 1 for 10 from beyond the arc.
"Maryland did a great job on defense, but a lot of my shots were pretty open," Hazlett said. "I just wasn't making shots today."
Neither were her teammates. The Black Knights shot 37 percent overall and were 9 for 27 from beyond the arc.
Army had two shot-clock violations in the opening four minutes, and the Terrapins dominated the boards on the offensive end while taking a 12-7 lead.
With eight minutes elapsed, the Terrapins had 18 shots and no turnovers. The Black Knights, in contrast, had seven shots and six turnovers.
But Maryland kept misfiring, and successive 3-pointers by Jean Parker and Minato preceded the Frese timeout with 9:11 left.
After that, the Terrapins dominated.
"Once we started getting stops and getting rebounds and just pushing the ball up and picking up tempo," Thomas said, "it opened it up a lot for us."
The Terrapins returned to make their next three shots, including a 3 by Laurin Mincy that put Maryland ahead for good.
Minutes later, the Terrapins went on their 20-0 run. Brown scored eight straight points during the surge and Thomas contributed a basket and two free throws.