COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The ninth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team (20-3, 9-1 B1G) will play at Michigan State (14-10, 4-7) Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Spartans' Breslin Center in East Lansing.
The Terps-Spartans matchup will be televised around the world on the Big Ten Network. Click here for your channel number for BTN. Fans can also watch on the BTN2Go app and BTN2Go.com. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.
Maryland owns the series, 10-1. All are under Brenda Frese. The Spartans took their first meeting this year, 82-68, in College Park on Jan. 11. Brianna Fraser scored 17 points, Eleanna Christinaki added 13 and Stephanie Jones scored 12. Frese is 11-2 vs. the Spartans in her career. Maryland is 2-0 at the Breslin Center
The Terrapins are coming off of a 64-57 victory at Nebraska Sunday. Kaila Charles led the way for the Terps with 25 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Fraser chipped in 14 points, including 12 in the second half, off the bench. Christinaki scored 11 and Kristen Confroy grabbed 10 boards.
Charles was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll after averaging 23.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and shooting 69 percent from the field in two wins last week.
Seven Terrapins are scoring over 9.5 points per game - Kaila Charles (18.3), Blair Watson (13.8), Eleanna Christinaki (14.7), Stephanie Jones (11.3), Brianna Fraser (10.8), Kristen Confroy (9.8) and Ieshia Small (9.7).
The Terrapins are currently ranked No. 4 in the country in three-point field goal percentage (.407), No. 5 in scoring margin (+22.3), No. 6 in scoring (84.3) and No. 9 in rebounding margin (+9.7). Confroy is No. 2 in the country and leads the Big Ten in three-point FG percentage (.478). Charles is No. 7 in the league in scoring, No. 8 in rebounding and No. 4 in field goal percentage. Freshman Channise Lewis averages 5.3 assists, which is third in the Big Ten overall and No. 2 among freshmen around the country.
Charles has scored in double figures in 21 of 23 games this season. Confroy has played in 106 straight games, dating back to February of her freshman year. Confroy has made 195 career threes and moved to No. 2 on Maryland's all-time list in January. She is also No. 3 in the Maryland record books in career three-point percentage (.406).
Maryland is ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press poll and No. 9 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
After Thursday's contest, the Terrapins will travel to Piscataway, N.J. to take on Rutgers (18-7, 6-5) at noon Sunday at the RAC. The Terps-Scarlet Knights matchup will be televised around the world on the Big Ten Network. Click here for your channel number for BTN. Fans can also watch on the BTN2Go app and BTN2Go.com. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.