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#3 Maryland Hosts WVU in NCAA Second Round

Maryland Athletics
3-17-2017
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#6 West Virginia (24-10)
Saint Peter's vs. Maryland
#3 Maryland (31-2)
March 19, 2017 || College Park, Md. || 2:30 PM ET

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The third-seeded Maryland women's basketball team (31-2) will host sixth-seeded West Virginia (24-10) Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the XFINITY Center in the NCAA Second Round.

For tickets to the Terps-Mountaineers matchup, click here. Parking will be free and open in the lots around the XFINITY Center.

The Maryland-West Virginia game will be televised around the world on the ESPN family of networks, WatchESPN.com and the Watch ESPN app. 

Maryland is ranked No. 4 in the postseason Associated Press poll and No. 3 in the USA Today Division I Coaches poll. West Virginia is ranked No. 22 in the AP poll and No. 21 in the Coaches poll. 

The Terps are 2-0 vs. the Mountaineers and they haven't met since 1982.

This marks Maryland’s 25th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Terrapins are 43-23 (.652) all-time in the NCAA Tournament and 31-11 (.738) under Brenda Frese. She’s led the Terrapins to seven Sweet Sixteens, six Elite Eights, three Final Fours and the 2006 NCAA title. The Terps are also 12-9 all-time in the Second Round, 22-4 in NCAA Tournament games in College Park and 16-3 in NCAA Tournament games in the XFINITY Center.

The Terps topped Bucknell, 103-61, Friday in the NCAA First Round behind 28 points from Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and 25 from Brionna Jones. They topped the program record for points scored in a Tournament game. All 12 eligible Terrapins scored and grabbed a rebound as well.

Walker-Kimbrough is No. 4 on Maryland's all-time scoring list with 2,121 career points, recently surpassing Kristi Toliver (2,078). Her career three-point percentage of 46.1 percent is currently the best in Maryland history, ahead of Toliver's 40.8 percent, and is a Big Ten record.

Jones' career average of 65 percent is a Big Ten record as well. She is No. 3 on Maryland's rebounding list with 1,183 career boards and is No. 7 on Maryland's scoring list with 1,890 points. Destiny Slocum has set Maryland freshman records for threes made and assists this season. 

This is the highest scoring team in program history at 90.3 points per game. The previous high was 89.7 by the 1977-78 team. Jones has scored 659 points this season, just 28 points away from topping the Maryland season scoring record of 681 by Vicky Bullet (1989). She is also 28 rebounds from Alyssa Thomas' season rebounding mark of 381 (2014) with 354 this year.

Jones is leading the country in field goal percentage (.696). for the second straight year. The Terrapins lead the country in scoring (90.3) and are No. 2 in field goal percentage (.511) and rebounding margin (+14.7). They are third in scoring margin (+25.9) and fourth in assists (20.3). (more on page 7)

Jones and Walker-Kimbrough were two of 14 players in the country named to the Wooden Award National Ballot and two of 10 named ESPNW All-Americans. Jones is one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy.

With a win Sunday, the Terrapins would advance to the NCAA Regionals in Bridgeport, Conn. March 25-27. For the full bracket, click here.

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