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#3 Maryland Meets Northwestern Saturday

Maryland Athletics
1-5-2017
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Northwestern (13-3, 2-1)
Saint Peter's vs. Maryland
#3 Maryland (14-1, 2-0)
January 7, 2017 || College Park, Md. || 2 p.m. ET

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The third-ranked Maryland women's basketball team (14-1, 2-0 B1G) will welcome Northwestern (13-3, 2-1) to the XFINITY Center Saturday for a 2 p.m. matchup. For tickets, click here or call the Terrapin Ticket Office online at 1-800-IM-A-TERP.

The Terps-Wildcats game will be televised around the world on the Big Ten Network. Click here for your channel for BTN. The game can also be seen online at BTN2Go.com and the BTN2Go app. Fans will need to enter their cable login to watch. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.

Live stats will be available and live updates will be posted to the Terrapins' Twitter feed here.

Most recently, the Terps used a balanced effort to win at Nebraska, 93-49, Wednesday night. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough led the way with 19 points, Brionna Jones added 13 and 11 rebounds and Brianna Fraser scored 11. All 12 Terps scored in the win.

Brionna Jones was named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week Monday for the second time in her career and second time this season.

Saturday’s matchup is the sixth all-time meeting between Maryland and Northwestern. The Terps are 5-0 vs. the Wildcats. Most recently, Maryland won 83-62 in the Big Ten Semifinals on March 5. The Terps are 1-0 vs. Northwestern at XFINITY Center. Brenda Frese is 6-0 vs. Northwestern.

The Terrapins are No. 2 in the country in field goal percentage (50.8%), scoring margin (+31.9) and rebounding margin (+16.8). They are third in scoring (90.1), assists (21.2) and fifth in assist/turnover ratio (1.5). 

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough is No. 7 on Maryland's all-time scoring list with 1,748 career points. She needs 131 points to pass Shay Doron at No. 6 (1,878). Walker-Kimbrough's career three-point percentage of 45.5% is currently the best in Maryland history ahead of Kristi Toliver's career percentage of 40.8%. Jones is No. 5 on Maryland's rebounding list with 980 career boards. She needs 20 to become the fifth Terp to reach 1,000 career rebounds. She is No. 15 on Maryland's scoring list with 1,500 points. 

Head coach Brenda Frese announced the signing of sophomore transfer guard Eleanna Christinaki Thursday. 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. Click here for more on Christinaki.

The Terrapins will welcome Penn State (11-4, 1-2) to the XFINITY Center Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. matchup. 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 BTN2Go.com or 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.

-Terps-

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