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#9 Maryland Welcomes Purdue Thursday

Maryland Athletics
2-13-2018
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February 15, 2018 || XFINITY Center || 6:00 p.m.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The ninth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team (22-3, 11-1 B1G) will host Purdue (16-10, 7-5) Thursday at 6 p.m. at the XFINITY Center. For tickets, call the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP or click here.

Thursday's game is Kristen Confroy Bobblehead Night. All fans in attendance will receive a scratch off ticket upon entry into XFINITY Center. Five hundred lucky fans will take home a Kristen Confroy bobblehead. 

The Terrapins will also celebrate Singles Awareness Day Thursday. Single tickets and a $10 concession voucher are available for just $10 here.

The Terps-Boilermakers game will be televised around the world on the Big Ten Network. Click here for your channel number for BTN. Fans can also watch on the BTN2Go app and BTN2Go.com. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.

Live stats will be available and live updates will be posted to the Terrapins’ Twitter feed at @umdwbb.

Thursday’s matchup is the 11th all-time meeting between Maryland and Purdue. Maryland owns the series, 9-1, and has won the last seven straight matchups. The Terps won both meetings last year. They won 85-70 at Purdue on Feb. 2 and 74-64 in the Big Ten championship game on March 5. The Terps are 2-0 vs. Purdue at the XFINITY Center.

The Terrapins are coming off of a 72-54 win at Rutgers Sunday. Eleanna Christinaki led five Terps in double figures with 18 points. Stephanie Jones added 13 points, Kristen Confroy scored 12 and Ieshia Small and Kaila Charles each chipped in 10. Maryland ended the second quarter on a 13-1 run and the Scarlet Knights never got within single digits.

Christinaki was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll Monday for the second time this season. She averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 boards with five steals in two wins last week. Charles is one of 30 of the top players in the country, and just three sophomores, on the Citizen Naismith Watch List.

Seven Terps are scoring over 9.5 points per game - Kaila Charles (18.0), Eleanna Christinaki (13.8), Blair Watson (13.8), Stephanie Jones (11.5), Brianna Fraser (10.1), Kristen Confroy (10.1) and Ieshia Small (9.6).

The Terrapins are currently ranked No. 2 in the country in three-point field goal percentage (.410) and rebounds (43.4), No. 5 in scoring margin (+21.5) and No. 8 in scoring (83.5). Confroy is No. 5 in the country and leads the Big Ten in three-point FG percentage (.472). Kaila Charles is No. 8 in the league in scoring and rebounding and No. 4 in field goal percentage. Freshman Channise Lewis averages 5.2 assists, which is third in the Big Ten overall and No. 2 among freshmen around the country.

Kaila Charles has scored in double figures in 23 of 25 games this season. Kristen Confroy has played in 108 straight games, dating back to February of her freshman year. With three three-pointers Sunday, Confroy became the second Terp to hit 200 career threes. She is No. 3 in the Maryland record books in career three-point percentage (.406).

Defensively, the Terrapins have held four of the conference's top six scorers under their averages on the year and have yet to face off against the other two. Of the Terps' 10 conference teams faced, they've held eight teams under their season scoring averages.

After Thursday's contest, Maryland will travel to Minneapolis to take on Minnesota (19-6, 8-4) Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at the Gophers' Williams Arena. The Terps-Gophers game will be televised around the world on the Big Ten Network.

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