#3 Maryland Hosts Penn State in Midweek Matchup

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Penn State (11-5, 1-3)
Saint Peter's vs. Maryland
#3 Maryland (15-1, 3-0)
January 11, 2017 || College Park, Md. || 6:30 p.m. ET

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The third-ranked Maryland women's basketball team (15-1, 3-0 B1G) will host Penn State (11-5, 1-3) Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the XFINITY Center. For tickets, click here or call the Terrapin Ticket Office online at 1-800-IM-A-TERP.

The Terps-Lady Lions matchup will be streamed online through BTN Plus and can be seen at or on the BTN2Go app. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.

The matchup can also be heard online through the Maryland Sports Network on 1300 AM in Baltimore, 570 AM in Washington and the TuneIn app.

Most recently, the Terps rolled past Northwestern, 96-65, Sunday behind 18 points from Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and 16 from Destiny Slocum. Brionna Jones notched 15 points and 13 rebounds for her sixth straight double-double. Ieshia Small added 14 points off the bench and Kristen Confroy scored 12.

Walker-Kimbrough was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll Monday for the seventh time in her career.

Brionna Jones is No. 5 on Maryland's rebounding list with 993 career boards. She needs seven to become the fifth Terp to reach 1,000 career rebounds. She is No. 14 on Maryland's scoring list with 1,515 points. Walker-Kimbrough is No. 7 on Maryland's all-time scoring list with 1,766 career points. She needs 113 points to pass Shay Doron at No. 6 (1,878). Walker-Kimbrough's career three-point percentage of 45.4% is currently the best in Maryland history ahead of Kristi Toliver's career percentage of 40.8%. 

Both Jones and Walker-Kimbrough are two of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. For more on the Senior CLASS Award, click here.

Wednesday's matchup is the 26th all-time between Maryland and Penn State. The Lady Lions own the series 14-11, but Maryland has won three straight matchups since joining the Big Ten in 2015. Last year, the Terps won 89-53, in State College on Jan. 27. Walker-Kimbrough led with 25 points, and Brionna Jones added 17 and 12 boards. The Terps are 1-1 vs. the Lady Lions at the XFINITY Center.

The Terrapins are leading the country in field goal percentage (50.7%) and are second in scoring margin (+31.8) and rebounding margin (+16.8). They are third in scoring (90.4) and fifth in assists (20.8) and assist/turnover ratio (1.4).

Head coach Brenda Frese announced the signing of sophomore transfer guard Eleanna Christinaki earlier this month. Christinaki comes to College Park after playing her first year and a half at Florida. During her nine appearances with the Gators in 2016-17, Christinaki averaged 17.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers made per game, as they earned a Top-25 ranking. She was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team last year.

After Wednesday's matchup, the Terrapins will travel to Iowa (10-6, 1-2) for a 3 p.m. ET matchup in Iowa City Saturday. The Terps-Hawkeyes matchup will be televised around the world on the Big Ten Network, and the BTN2Go app. Click here for your channel number for BTN. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.

Frese grew up in Cedar Rapids, roughly 25 miles from the University of Iowa campus. The Terrapins will visit with her family at her childhood home Friday night before Saturday's matchup.