COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The 14th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team (12-2, 1-0 B1G) will play at Penn State (9-5, 0-1) Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Lady Lions' Bryce Jordan Center.
The Terps-Lady Lions matchup will be televised around the world on the Big Ten Network. Click here for your channel number for BTN. Fans can watch through the BTN2Go app or BTN2Go.com with the cable login information. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.
The Terrapins opened Big Ten play with a 100-65 win over Illinois Thursday night in College Park. Sophomore Kaila Charles led the way with 24 points and 10 boards and sophomore Stephanie Jones added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Blair Watson hit six threes for 22 points and eight rebounds, and fifth-year senior Ieshia Small and junior Brianna Fraser scored 12 points each.
With her three three-pointers made Thursday night, senior Kristen Confroy moved to No. 3 on Maryland's all-time list of threes made with 174 in her career. She passed Marissa Coleman and Tiffany Brown (172) and trails just Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (186) and Kristi Toliver (300).
Seven Terrapins are scoring in double figures - Charles (18.8), junior Eleanna Christinaki (17.5), Watson (14.4), Jones (12.4), Small (12.3), Fraser (11.0) and Confroy (10.5).
Watson (+11.5), Charles (+9.3) and Jones (+7.7) are currently the Big Ten's top three most improved scorers. Small (+7.2) is No. 6, Confroy (+5.4) is No. 13 and Fraser (+4.9) is No. 14 in the league.
The Terrapins are currently ranked No. 3 in the country in scoring (89.9), No. 5 in scoring margin (+29.1) and in offensive rebounds (17.2). Blair Watson is third in the country in threes made with 53 this year, behind just Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell (58) and USF's Kitija Laksa (57). Watson is tied with Kendall Spray of UT Martin. Confroy and Watson are Nos. 2 and 3 in the Big Ten in three-point percentage. Stephanie Jones is No. 3 in the league in field goal percentage (.619).
Penn State owns the series at 14-12, but Maryland has won four straight matchups since joining the league in 2015. Most recently, the Terps won 89-83 in College Park on Jan. 11 last year.
Christinaki was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll Tuesday for her career-high 32-point performance in her Maryland debut Dec. 20 at Coppin State.
Maryland is ranked No. 15 in the Associated Press poll and No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
After Sunday's contest, the Terrapins will return home to host No. 23/21 Iowa (13-1, 1-0) Thursday at 6 p.m. at the XFINITY Center. For tickets, call the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP or click here.
All fans in attendance will receive a basketball bingo card and have the opportunity to win prizes for single bingo and black out bingo. Kids 12 and under are invited to stick around after the game to shoot baskets on the court. The Terrapins will also celebrate Throwback Thursday with a combination of pop-culture from the 1990’s and 2000’s.
The Terps-Hawkeyes game will be televised around the world on the Big Ten Network. Click here for your channel number for BTN. Fans can watch through the BTN2Go app or BTN2Go.com with the cable login information. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.