COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The 14th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team (10-2) will play at Coppin State (1-10) Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Eagles' Physical Education Complex Arena in Baltimore.
Junior guard Eleanna Christinaki will make her Maryland debut in Wednesday's game, after sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules. She played her first 40 career games at Florida, where she earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors in 2016. Through nine games last year, she averaged 17.6 points and 4.7 boards per game.
The Terrapins beat Loyola, 114-45, on Dec. 11 in their last game before exam week. The Terps set a program record with 37 assists and had just six turnovers. Blair Watson led the way with a career-high 24 points off six threes, with six assists. Brianna Fraser scored 20, Kaila Charles added 18 points and Stephanie Jones chipped in 16. Ieshia Small scored 13 off the bench.
Watson (+10.1), Charles (+8.8) and Small (+7.7) are currently the Big Ten's top three most improved scorers. Small (+7.7) is No. 6, Confroy (+5.7) is No. 13 and Fraser (+4.7) is No. 14 in the league.
The Terrapins own the all-time series vs. the Eagles, 13-0, and are 1-0 at the Physical Education Complex Arena. Most recently, they won 110-51 in Baltimore on Dec. 21, 2014.
Maryland is ranked No. 15 in the Associated Press poll and No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
After Wednesday's contest, the Terrapins will enjoy a break for the holidays. They will open Big Ten play vs. Illinois (9-5) on Thursday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. at the XFINITY Center. For tickets, click here or call 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
Participants in Maryland Women’s Basketball summer camps may claim a free youth ticket to the game.
The Terps-Illini game will be streamed live online through BTN Plus. Fans can watch on the BTN2Go app or BTN2Go.com. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here. Live stats will be available here and live updates will be posted to the Terrapins' Twitter feed at @umdwbb.
The Maryland-Illinois matchup can be heard on the Maryland Sports Radio Network here or on ESPN980 and 1300 AM in Baltimore.