COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Brionna Jones had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the No. 3 Maryland women’s basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Michigan 83-70 Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.
We knew this was going to be a really tough game,” head coach Brenda Frese said. “Michigan is really well coached and they're really disciple, they don't make a lot of mistakes and you can see that they play with 40 minutes of effort. We really challenged ourselves at halftime to do a better job on the boards, and to pick up defensively and rebounding.”
It was the ninth straight double-double for Jones and 13th for the season. The 6-foot-4 senior made 12 of 16 shots and helped the Terrapins (18-1, 6-0 Big Ten) finish with a 43-33 rebounding advantage.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 17 and freshman Kaila Charles added 16 for Maryland, the only team unbeaten in conference play. The two-time defending Big Ten champions outscored Michigan 19-6 in the final quarter.
Katelynn Flaherty led Michigan (15-5, 4-2) with 30 points in 36 minutes.
Next, the Terrapins will host Rutgers (6-14, 3-4) Sunday at 3 p.m. at the XFINITY Center. All fans at Sunday's game will receive a scratch-off ticket and 500 fans will win a Brenda Frese bobblehead.
Sunday is also Children’s Cancer Awareness Day. The Terps will support cancer awareness and the efforts of the Children's Cancer Foundation to eradicate cancer. The Children's Cancer Foundation, Inc., has awarded grants of over $36.6 million to local hospitals and researchers to treat and cure childhood cancers. For more information about how to get involved, please visit them online at childrenscancerfoundation.org.
The CP Dream Team, a team of local police officers, will play at halftime against local youth in the community. The University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement along with the Embry Center for Family Life, City of College Park, the Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD), University of Maryland Police, Maryland-National Capital Park Police, and other partners are working together to coordinate these games to promote positive interactions among community members and law enforcement.
Fans are encouraged to stick around after the game for an autograph session with the team in Heritage Hall.
For tickets, visit the Terrapin Ticket Office online at umterps.com or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
Sunday's game will be televised around the world on ESPN2 and can be seen on the Watch ESPN app and WatchESPN.com.