COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The fifth-seeded Maryland women's basketball team (25-7) will take on 12th-seeded Princeton (24-5) Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C. in the NCAA Tournament First Round.
The Terps-Tigers matchup will be televised around the world on ESPN2, WatchESPN.com and the Watch ESPN app. The fourth-seeded NC State Wolfpack (24-8) will take on the 13th-seeded Elon Phoenix (25-7) after, with the winners of Friday's games advancing to play Sunday.
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This is Maryland’s 26th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. This will mark the Terps' eighth straight NCAA Tournament bid and 14th in Brenda Frese's 16 years at Maryland. The Terrapins are 44-24 (.647) all-time in the NCAA Tournament and 32-12 (.727) under Frese. She’s led the Terps to eight Sweet Sixteens, six Elite Eights, three Final Fours and the 2006 NCAA title.
Maryland is 2-0 all-time vs. Princeton. Most recently, the top-seeded Terrapins beat eighth-seeded and undefeated Princeton, 85-70, in College Park in the NCAA Second Round on March 23, 2015.
Sophomore Kaila Charles was named to the All-Big Ten First Team by both the coaches and the media. She averaged 20.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in the Terps' Big Ten Tournament run and was named to the All-Big Ten Tournament Team. Junior Eleanna Christinaki and senior Kristen Confroy earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors from the coaches and the media as well. Fifth-year senior Ieshia Small was named the Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year.
Seven Terps are scoring over 9.0 points per game - Kaila Charles (18.23), Blair Watson (13.8), Eleanna Christinaki (12.0), Stephanie Jones (10.9), Brianna Fraser (10.2), Kristen Confroy (9.7) and Ieshia Small (9.3).
The Terrapins are currently ranked No. 10 in the country in three-point field goal percentage (.388). Confroy is No. 12 in the country and leads the Big Ten in three-point FG percentage (.445). 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).
Charles has scored in double figures in 29 of 32 games this season. Her 18.3 points per game are the most ever by a Terrapin sophomore. Kristen Confroy has played in 115 straight games, dating back to February of her freshman year. She is No. 3 in the Maryland record books in career three-point percentage (.403).