The Terrapins entered the season with the nation's top recruiting class, a group that shined in its debut. Freshman Kaila Charles started alongside Slocum and finished with 11 points in 21 minutes.
" I thought obviously there are many things we can improve on, but I liked that we were able to go in and be really aggressive early and use our speed and our size," head coach Brenda Frese said. "We definitely want to keep building and keep getting better in terms of what we’re doing."
“I thought that at times [the freshmen] showed some nerves, but that overall they showed that they belonged and I think that’s the biggest thing. They’re going to help us in so many areas. They’re so talented. They’re really competitive.”
Maryland, which finished 31-4 last season, flexed its muscle early, going on a 17-3 run to start the game. Walker-Kimbrough led the way with six points over that stretch.
The Terrapins remained dominant at both ends of the court and continued to pull away from the outmatched River Hawks. The Terps had 11 steals over an 11-minute span in the first half.
Maryland got points from 10 players, were 23 of 38 (60.5 percent) from the field and led 57-16 at the break. The Terrapins were just as dominant in the second half, and a jumper by Small increased the margin to 89-32 with 7:45 left in the game.
Nicole Hayner led UMass-Lowell (0-2) with 17 points.
Prior to Sunday's opener, the Terrapins received their championship rings and unveiled a banner for the 2016 Big Ten regular season and tournament championships.
Next, Maryland will host Maryland Eastern Shore Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the XFINITY Center. All fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears or stuffed animals for the annual Teddy Bear Toss to support College Park Youth & Family Services.
Tickets are available through the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP or umterps.com. Parking is free and open in the lots surrounding the XFINITY Center.
The Terps-Hawks game will be streamed live on the BTN2Go app, which is the official app of the Big Ten Network. It will be a BTN Plus production and will require an additional subscription. Fans can access all Big Ten content on BTN Plus for $119.95 per year or a $14.95 monthly subscription. A Maryland School Pass for BTN Plus, which includes all Terrapin contests, home and away, on BTN Plus for $79.95 per year or for a $9.95 monthly subscription.
Fans outside of the U.S. will be able to watch here, using their BTN Plus subscriptions.
Season tickets for the 2016-2017 season are on sale now starting at just $75. To purchase season tickets, click here. For ticket information for the 2016-17 season, log on to the Terrapin Ticket Office online umterps.com or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.