MADISON, Wis. – Junior Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 22 points and made a career-best six 3-pointers, leading No. 5 Maryland to a 90-65 victory Wednesday night over Wisconsin, the 900th win in program history.
The Terps own an all-time record of 900-409 (.687) since the 1971-72 season. Maryland is 14th school in Division I history to reach the 900-win mark.
“The 900 wins started well before I got here, but they speak to the leadership and the special people that were here,” head coach Brenda Frese said. “That mark speaks to our tradition of excellence and our legacy.”
Walker-Kimbrough went 6-for-6 from beyond the arc against the Badgers. Senior Tierney Pfirman also set a personal best in treys, scoring three from deep.
After a sluggish start, the Terrapins (17-2, 6-1 Big Ten) took control by outscoring the Badgers 34-10 in the second quarter.
"I thought Wisconsin came out really aggressive in the first quarter, and Shatori really came ready to play in that stretch,” Frese said. “We got back to what we wanted to do in the second quarter and I liked how we were able to come in waves.”
Junior Brionna Jones also had 22 points. The center formed a potent inside-outside duo with guard Walker-Kimbrough during a 14-2 run to open the second quarter that gave Maryland a 29-22 lead.
Pfirman paced the Terrapins late in the quarter with 11 straight points, including three straight 3s. Maryland was never threatened again after going into the locker room at halftime with a 49-30 lead.
The Terps shot 55 percent from the field, including 59 percent from 3-point range. Maryland scored 41 bench points compared to Wisconsin’s eight.
Jones is closing in on 1,000 career points. She currently has 977 career points and 663 career rebounds.
Senior Malina Howard is one 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.
Next, the Terrapins will return home to host No. 21 Michigan State (14-4, 5-2) Saturday at 2 p.m. at the XFINITY Center. For inclement weather updates, please visit ter.ps/weatherinfo or follow @TerpsGameDay on Twitter.
The Terrapins will be giving away the Chloe Pavlech bobblehead at the Michigan State game. For the giveaways, fans will receive a scratch-off ticket when they enter XFINITY Center and 500 lucky fans will win a bobblehead. Non-winning tickets will include a merchandise discount at the Terrapin Team Shop. Fans with winning scratch off tickets can redeem their ticket for a bobble head in the XFINITY Center Pavilion, located on the ground floor, following the conclusion of the game. Click here for more information and the release dates of bobbleheads for Brene Moseley and Malina Howard.
For tickets to the Maryland-Michigan State game, click here or call the Terrapin Ticket Office online at 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
The Terps-Spartans game will be televised around the world on the Big Ten Network, the BTN2Go app and BTN2Go.com. Fans will need to enter their cable login information to watch online.
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