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Maryland Meets Bucknell in First Round Friday

Maryland Athletics
3-15-2017
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#14 Bucknell (27-5)
Saint Peter's vs. Maryland
#3 Maryland (30-2)
March 17, 2017 || College Park, Md. || 12:00 p.m. ET

COLLEGE PARK, Md. --  The third-seeded Maryland women’s basketball team (30-2) will take on the Patriot League champion Bucknell (27-5) Friday at noon at the XFINITY Center in the NCAA Tournament First Round.

Sixth-seeded West Virginia (23-10) and 11th-seeded Elon (27-6) will play at approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday. Both games will be televised around the world on ESPN2, the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com. The winners of Friday’s games will play Sunday at a time to be determined.

For tickets, call the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP or click here. Parking will be free and open in the lots around the XFINTIY Center for Friday’s games.

The Terrapins, who are ranked third in the country, are in the Bridgeport region. For the full bracket, click here.

Maryland won its third straight Big Ten regular season title with a 74-64 win over Purdue on March 5. The Terps clinched their seventh straight NCAA Tournament bid and 13th in head coach Brenda Frese's 15 years at Maryland.

This marks Maryland’s 25th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Terrapins are 42-23 (.646) all-time in the NCAA Tournament and 30-11 (.732) under Frese. She’s led the Terrapins to seven Sweet Sixteens, six Elite Eights, three Final Fours and the 2006 NCAA title.

Seniors Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough are two of 10 players to earn All-America honors by ESPNW. Both were named to the five-member Second Team.

Walker-Kimbrough is No. 4 on Maryland's all-time scoring list with 2,093 career points, recently surpassing Kristi Toliver (2,078). Walker-Kimbrough's career three-point percentage of 45.8 percent is currently the best in Maryland history, ahead of Toliver's 40.8 percent, and is a Big Ten record. She has made 181 three-pointers in her career, which is No. 2 in Maryland history.

Jones is leading the country in field goal percentage (.698) for the second straight year. Her career average of 65 percent is a Big Ten record currently. Jones is No. 3 on Maryland's rebounding list with 1,173 career boards. She is No. 8 on Maryland's scoring list with 1,865 points.

In their careers, Jones and Walker-Kimbrough have led the Terrapins to an overall record of 123-16 (.885), 64-5 (.928) at the XFINITY Center, and 58-3 (.951) in Big Ten play, including nine Big Ten Tournament wins. They have won three straight Big Ten regular season titles, three straight Big Ten Tournament titles and went to back-to-back Final Fours in 2014 and 2015.

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