COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The 13th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team (14-2, 3-0 B1G) will travel to Wisconsin this weekend for a 3 p.m. ET matchup with the Badgers (7-9, 0-3) Sunday at the Kohl Center. The Terrapins will look to extend their 12-game win streak.
The Terrapins beat No. 18/17 Iowa, 80-64, Thursday night in College Park. Maryland won the first quarter, 31-17 and never looked back, forcing the Hawkeyes into a season-high 23 turnovers. Kaila Charles led the way with 24 points, 11 rebounds. Blair Watson added 13 points and Channise Lewis scored 11 with eight assists and five steals.
Seven Terrapins are scoring in double figures - Kaila Charles (18.1), Blair Watson (14.3), Ieshia Small (12.0), Stephanie Jones (11.9), Eleanna Christinaki (10.8), Brianna Fraser (10.6) and Kristen Confroy (10.4). Maryland is the only team in the country with seven in double figures.
Watson (+11.4), Charles (+8.6) and Jones (+7.1) are the Big Ten's top three most improved scorers. Small (+6.9) is No. 6, Confroy (+5.3) is No. 13 and Fraser (+4.5) is No. 14 in the league.
Sunday’s matchup is the sixth all-time between Maryland and Wisconsin. The Terps are 5-0 vs. the Badgers. Most recently, Maryland beat Wisconsin, 89-40, last Feb. 15 in College Park. Charles had 15 points and Watson had 10. Head coach Brenda Frese is 6-1 vs. the Badgers in her career including her time at Minnesota (2002-03). Maryland is 2-0 at the Kohl Center.
The Terrapins are currently ranked No. 5 in the country in scoring (89.8) and in offensive rebounds (17.4). Blair Watson is fourth in the country in threes made with 61 this year, behind just USF's Kitija Laksa, Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell and Texas State's Toshua Leavitt, who have all made just one more three. Confroy and Watson are Nos. 1 and 3 in the Big Ten in three-point FG percentage. Stephanie Jones is No. 3 in the league in FG percentage (.619). Fraser is currently at 499 career points.
Maryland is ranked No. 13 in the Associated Press poll and in the USA Today Coaches poll.
The Terps-Spartans game will be televised around the world on the Big Ten Network. Click here for your channel number for BTN. Fans can watch through the BTN2Go app or BTN2Go.com with the cable login information. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.