Maryland, Ohio State Set for Big Ten Title Game

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#13/14 Ohio State
March 4, 2018 || Indianapolis, Ind. || 7:00 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The second-seeded Maryland women's basketball team (25-6) will meet top-seeded Ohio State (26-6) in the Big Ten Tournament championship game Sunday at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Sunday’s championship game will tip off at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, and the Watch ESPN app.

Maryland is 11-0 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament, all under head coach Brenda Frese, and 8-0 in the Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Frese is 11-1 in the Big Ten Tournament, including her 2001-02 season at Minnesota.

The Terrapins have won three straight Big Ten Tournament titles since joining the league in 2015.

Sunday’s matchup is the 12th all-time between Maryland and Ohio State, with the Terps owning a 6-5 edge. The Terps won 99-69 in College Park on Jan. 22 behind 32 points from Kaila Charles and 26 from Eleanna Christinaki. The Terrapins are 1-0 vs. the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Tournament, winning the 2015 Tournament title, 77-74.

Most recently, Maryland beat third-seeded Nebraska, 66-53, Saturday in the Semifinals. Junior Brianna Fraser led the way with 18 points and junior Eleanna Christinaki added 14 with a career-high 16 rebounds. Sophomore Kaila Charles scored 14 points and fifth-year senior Ieshia Small added 13.

Sophomore Kaila Charles was named to the All-Big Ten First Team by both the coaches and the media. Eleanna Christinaki and senior Kristen Confroy earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors from the coaches and the media as well. Ieshia Small was named the Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year.

Seven Terps are scoring over 9.0 points per game - Kaila Charles (18.2), Blair Watson (13.8), Eleanna Christinaki (12.4), Stephanie Jones (11.1), Brianna Fraser (10.3), Kristen Confroy (9.5) and Ieshia Small (9.2).

The Terrapins are currently ranked No. 10 in the country in three-point field goal percentage (.390). Confroy is No. 14 in the country and leads the Big Ten in three-point FG percentage (.442). Kaila Charles is No. 9 in the league in scoring, No. 8 in rebounding and No. 5 in field goal percentage. Freshman Channise Lewis averages 4.8 assists, which is sixth in the Big Ten overall and No. 2 among freshmen around the country. She is third in the league overall in assist/turnover ratio (2.6).

Kaila Charles has scored in double figures in 28 of 31 games this season. Kristen Confroy has played in 114 straight games, dating back to February of her freshman year. She is tied for No. 3 in the Maryland record books in career three-point percentage (.401).

Maryland is ranked No. 17 in the Associated Press poll and in the USA Today Coaches poll.