Nov. 18, 1997
Maryland Looks for First Victory Against LoyolaMARYLAND (0-1) vs. LOYOLA (0-0)
Wednesday, November 19, 1997 - 7:30 p.m.
Cole Field House - College Park, Md.
1997-98 MARYLAND SCHEDULE
(0-1, 0-0) N15 at Rutgers L,67-44 N19 LOYOLA (MD.) 7:30 PM N22 GEORGIA TECH 2:00 PM N29 ECAC Holiday Tournament ** Maryland vs. Harvard 1:00 PM Mt. St. Mary's vs. Holy Cross 3:30 PM N30 Consolation Game 1:00 PM Championship Game 3:30 PM D4 HAMPTON 7:30 PM D7 PENN STATE 7:00 PM D13 DIAL CLASSIC %% MVSU vs. Howard 1:00 PM Maryland vs. Hartford 3:00 PM D14 Consolation Game 2:00 PM Championship Game 4:00 PM D22 at Duke 7:00 PM D29 at St. Peter's Tournament ## Maryland vs. South Carolina 5:30 PM New Hampshire vs. St. Peter's 7:30 PM D30 Consolation Game 5:30 PM Championship Game 7:30 PM J4 WAKE FOREST 2:00 PM J8 at Virginia 7:30 PM J11 at Clemson 2:00 PM J15 N.C. STATE 7:30 PM J18 NORTH CAROLINA 4:00 PM (TV) J23 at Florida State 7:00 PM J26 at Georgia Tech 7:00 PM (TV) J30 DUKE 7:30 PM F4 at Wake Forest 7:00 PM F9 VIRGINIA 7:00 PM (TV) F12 CLEMSON 7:30 PM F16 at N.C. State 7:00 PM (TV) F20 at North Carolina 7:00 PM F22 FLORIDA STATE 2:00 PM F26-M 1 ACC Tournament $$ ** at Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass. %% at College Park, Md. ## at Jersey City, N.J. $$Independence Arena, Charlotte, N.C.
Tonight's game is the eighth meeting between the Terps and the Greyhounds. The Series Maryland leads 6-1 Maryland at Home Maryland on the Road Maryland at Neutral Site Md. leads 4-0 Tied 1-1 Md. leads 1-0 Last Maryland win Dec. 10, 1996; 63-36 Last Loyola win Dec. 22, 1994; 73-68 Maryland vs. Loyola win streak Maryland has won twoPROBABLE MARYLAND STARTERS
Pos. # Player Cl. Ht. 1996-97 Statistics F 00 Stephanie Cross Sr. 6-1 11.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg F 33 Sonia Chase Sr. 5-11 10.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg C 55 Branka Bogunovic So. 6-8 2.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg G 45 Kelley Gibson Jr.R 5-11 9.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg G 3 Tiffany Brown So. 5-6 8.6 ppg, 2.4 apg
4 Stephanie Cross recorded four double-double performances last season to lead the Terps.
4 Tiffany Brown's selection to the ACC Freshman Team last season was the fourth consecutive year that a Maryland freshman was selected.
8 Maryland has captured an unprecedented eight Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.
9 Maryland's scoring defense was the ninth-best in the nation last season. The Terps allowed an average of 56.3 points per game.
11 Sonia Chase ranks 11th all-time in the ACC in steals per game. She averages 2.6 steals per game.
16 Maryland has played in the postseason 16 of the last 21 years.
17 Maryland is one of 17 teams in women's basketball to be ranked No. 1 by the Associated Press.
19 Chris Weller's 432 victories ranks 19th among active coaches in Division I women's basketball.
48 Sophomore Tiffany Brown sank 48 three-point shots last season to establish the Maryland season-high mark.
71.3 Maryland's all-time winning percentage against non-conference opponents.
92.3 Maryland's all-time winning percentage in home opening games.
TERPS VERSUS TEAMS FROM THE STATE OF MARYLAND:
Under Chris Weller, the Terps are 30-1 aganist state opponents.
MARYLAND IN NON-CONFERENCE GAMES:
Category Place Player Number Points 14th Debbie Lytle (1979-83) 1,189 15th Jane Zivalich (1975-79) 1,113 16th Stephanie Cross (1994 - 1,004 Rebounds 12th Jane Zivalich (1975-79) 574 13th Angie Scott (1974-77) 568 14th Stephanie Cross (1994- 540 3PT Field Goals Made 1st Carla Holmes (1988-91) 75 2nd Tiffany Brown (1996- 50 3rd Lillian Purvis (1994-97) 39 4th Limor Mizarachi (1991-92) 32 5th Kelley Gibson (1994- 31 3PT Field Goal Attempts 1st Carla Holmes (1988-91) 199 2nd Tiffany Brown (1996- 155 3rd Lillian Purvis (1994-97) 130 4th Kelley Gibson (1994- 125 Assists 8th Jasmina Perazic (1979-83) 342 9th Karon Ferguson (1991-95) 294 10th Sonia Chase (1994- 275 Steals 3rd Myra Waters (1978-82) 241 4th Chequita Wood (1982-86) 236 5th Sonia Chase (1994- 224 Games Started 12th 3 players tied 79 15th Sonia Chase (1994- 78TERP CAREER HIGHS
P/R/A -Points/Rebounds/Assists#00 STEPHANIE CROSS
P: 27 vs. Southern Cal., 12/29/95 R: 17 vs. Southern Cal., 12/29/95 A: 5 (2 times) last vs. Mt. St. Mary's, 12/8/95#3 TIFFANY BROWN
P: 24 vs. Georgia Tech, 2/19/97 R: 10 vs. Morgan State, 11/25/96 A: 7 vs. Duke, 1/12/97#12 MICHELLE MILLER
P: 0 R:0 A:0#32 ANTONIETA GABRIEL
P: 1 vs. Rutgers, 11/15/97 R: 0 A: 0# 33 SONIA CHASE
P: 21 vs. Florida State, 1/14/95 R: 22 vs. Mt. St. Mary's, 11/23/94 A: 9 (2 times) last vs. Georgia Tech, 1/4/96#34 KALISA DAVIS
P: 22 vs. Clemson, 2/22/97 R: 11 (3 times) last vs. Towson, 12/21/96 A: 4 vs. Howard, 12/5/95#35 RACHEL CIMMIER
P: 22 vs. UCLA, 12/30/95 R: 10 vs. Coppin State, 12/7/94 A: 4 vs. NC State, 1/27/96#43 MEGHAN McINTYRE
P: 6 vs. Rutgers, 11/15/97 R: 12 vs. Rutgers, 11/15/97 A:0#45 KELLEY GIBSON
P: 28 vs. Clemson, 2/10/96 R: 10 vs. NC State, 1/18/97 A: 8 vs. Wake Forest, 1/31/96#55 BRANKA BOGUNOVIC
P: 8 vs. Towson, 12/21/96 R: 5 vs. Radford, 12/28/96 A: 0
ALL-ACC MEDIA PRESEASON SELECTIONS:
ACC PRESEASON PICK:
MARYLAND SIGNS THREE PLAYERS:
Perry, the Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year in 1996-97, averaged 17.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game as she led Elizabeth Seton to a 29-2 record and the area's No. 2 ranking. The 5-11, Hyattsville, Md., native was a three-time Washington Catholic Area Conference selection.
Strickland, a native of Kingston, Mass., led the state of Massachusetts in scoring in 1996 and 1997. The 5-9 guard averaged 31 points per game at Silver Lake High School.
Melbourne, a 6-3 forward, averaged 15 points and 14 rebounds and led H.D. Woodson High School to the DCIAA Championship and City Title game last season. The Washington, DC, native was a Nike All-America selection.
Overall Record 0-1 ACC Record 0-0 Home Record Overall 0-0 Road Record Overall 0-1 Neutral Site Record 0-0 ACC Home Record 0-0 ACC Road Record 0-0 Led at half-time 0-0 Trailed at half-time 0-1 Tied at half-time 0-0 Shot 50% of better 0-0 Shot less than 50% 0-0 Shot less than 45% 0-0 Shot less than 40% 0-1 Had higher FG% than opponent 0-0 Had lower FG% than opponent 0-1 More rebounds than opponent 0-0 Fewer rebounds than opponent 0-1 Rebounds equal 0-0 Had fewer turnovers than opponent 0-1 Had more turnovers than opponent 0-0 Turnovers equal 0-0 Shot more FTs than opponent 0-0 Shot fewer FTs than opponent 0-1 Scored between 40-50 points 0-1 Scored between 50-60 points 0-0 Scored between 60-70 points 0-0 Scored between 70-80 points 0-0 Scored between 80-90 points 0-0 Scored between 90-100 points 0-0 Record in November 0-1 Record on Sunday 0-0 Record on Monday 0-0 Record on Tuesday 0-0 Record on Wednesday 0-0 Record on Thursday 0-0 Record on Friday 0-0 Record on Saturday 0-1HEAD COACH CHRIS WELLER
Chris Weller begins her 23rd season at the helm of the Maryland basketball program. She has registered a 432-208 career-mark at her alma mater while accomplishing a myriad of astounding goals. She became only the fifth coach to earn at least 400 victories at a single institution as the Terrapins defeated a tough NC State team 83-80 on January 28, 1995. The nationally respected coach has directed her squads to an unprecedented eight Atlantic Coast Championships. In addition to her achievements in the conference, Weller has also led her teams to 15 National Tournament appearances, advancing to 10 Sweet 16's, eight Final Eight's and three Final Fours.
Weller has been honored many times by the press and coaching fraternity including Naismith National Coach of the Year and Basketball Writer's Association of America Coach of the Year, both in 1992. Along with being recognized as the American Sports Foundation's Coach of the Year in 1989, she has twice been selected ACC Coach of the Year (1989, 1992) by her peers. Weller has been head coach of the U.S. Select Team in 1986, 1992 and 1994.
A 1966 Maryland graduate, Weller was a four-year varsity letterwinner in basketball and also participated on the swimming and lacrosse teams. Following graduation, she taught and coached at John F. Kennedy High School in nearby Silver Spring, Md.
A popular speaker and teacher of the game, Weller returned to Maryland for her master's degree in 1973 and became an assistant for two seasons under Dottie McKnight. In 1975, Weller was elevated to head coach at her alma mater.ACC WEEKLY TELECONFERENCE
Begining January 8, the weekly ACC teleconference with begin at 11:00 a.m. Each coach will have eight minutes to answer questions from the media. The schedule is as follows:
11:00 a.m. Jim Davis, Clemson 11:08 a.m. Gail Goestenkors, Duke 11:16 a.m. Sue Semrau, Florida State 11:24 a.m. Agnus Berenato, Georgia Tech 11:32 a.m. Chris Weller, Maryland 11:40 a.m. Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina 11:48 a.m. Kay Yow, NC State 11:56 a.m. Debbie Ryan, Virginia 12:04 p.m. Charlene Curtis, Wake Forest