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#11 Maryland Meets Michigan State Thursday

Maryland Athletics
1-9-2018
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Michigan State
Albany at Maryland
#11 Maryland
January 11, 2018 || XFINITY Center || 8:00 p.m.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The 11th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team (15-2, 4-0 B1G) will host Michigan State (12-5, 2-2) Thursday at 8 p.m. at the XFINITY Center. For tickets, call the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP or click here.

The Terps will be hosting Price Is Right Night for fans, who can preregister to take part in the games here.

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 their cable login information. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.

Live stats will be available and live updates will be posted to the Terrapins’ Twitter feed at @umdwbb.

The Terrapins won at Wisconsin, 71-44, Sunday to win their 13th straight game. Eleanna Christinaki led the way with 14 points and Ieshia Small added 13 off the bench. Kristen Confroy chipped 12 points and Kaila Charles scored 10.

Seven Terrapins are scoring in double figures - Kaila Charles (17.6), Blair Watson (13.8), Ieshia Small (12.1), Stephanie Jones (11.6), Eleanna Christinaki (11.4), Kristen Confroy (10.5) and Brianna Fraser (10.3). Maryland is the only team in the country with seven in double figures.

Watson (+10.9) and Charles (+8.1) are the Big Ten's top most improved scorers. Small (+7.0), Jones (+6.8), Confroy (+5.4) and Fraser (+4.2) are all in the top 15 of most improved scorers in the league.

Thursday's matchup is the 11th meeting all-time between Maryland and Michigan State. Maryland owns the series, 10-0. All are under Frese. The Terps won 89-72 in East Lansing last Feb. 12. They won again in the Big Ten Semifinals, 100-89, on March 4. Kaila Charles scored 18 points. Brenda Frese is 11-1 vs. the Spartans in her career. The Terps are 4-0 vs. the Spartans at the XFINITY Center.

The Terrapins are currently ranked No. 4 in the country in scoring margin (+26.7), and No. 6 in scoring (87.0) and in offensive rebounds (17.1). Confroy and Blair 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 (.608).

Kaila Charles has scored in double figures in 16 of 17 games this season. Kristen Confroy has played in 100 straight games, dating back to February of her freshman year. Confroy currently has made 183 career threes. She is No. 3 on Maryland's all-time list, behind just Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (186) and Kristi Toliver (300). Confroy is also tied with Katie Rutan for No. 3 in the Maryland record books in career three-point percentage (.401). She is behind Kristi Toliver and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough. Watson is No. 8 (.380).

The Terps are in the Big Ten conference. They have earned a record of 62-3 in Big Ten play, including their nine wins in the Big Ten Tournament. They are 74-7 (.914) against Big Ten opponents in the 15 years under head coach Brenda Frese. Maryland is 32-3 (.914) against Big Ten teams at home in XFINITY Center and has won 18 straight conference games at home. All are under Frese.

Maryland is ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press poll and in the USA Today Coaches poll.

After Thursday's contest, the Terps will welcome Indiana (8-9, 1-3) Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the XFINITY Center. For tickets, call the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP or click here.

Tuesday's game is Ieshia Small Bobblehead Night.  All fans in attendance will receive a scratch off ticket upon entry into XFINITY Center. Five hundred lucky fans will take home an Ieshia Small bobblehead. Tuesday will also be Cinema Night. Fans will enjoy a variety of movies over the course of the night and a $1 popcorn special. 

The Terps-Hoosiers game will be streamed online through the BTN2Go app or BTN2Go.com. Fans can watch with their BTN Plus subscriptions. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here

Live stats will be available and live updates will be posted to the Terrapins’ Twitter feed at @umdwbb.

Fans can listen to the Maryland-Indiana game online here or on ESPN980 AM. 

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