COLLEGE PARK, MD — No. 8 Maryland (18-5, 9-3 B1G) will host No. 10 Ohio State (20-3, 9-3) Sunday at 4 p.m. at the XFINITY Center in the Terrapins’ Play4Kay Pink Game. For tickets to Sunday’s game, click here. Maryland is also offering a $4 sale on general admission tickets. Click here to purchase.
Sunday’s game is Maryland’s annual Play4Kay Pink Game to support breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer survivors can click HERE to take part in a special recognition. The Terrapins will also celebrate Black History Month and National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Sunday’s matchup. Maryland teams will offer a free Fearless Field Day sport clinic beginning at 3 p.m. in the XFINITY Center Pavilion. Click HERE for more on all of the events at Sunday’s game.
Sunday’s game is also Faith Masonius bobblehead night. Fans can get a scratch-off at the door and 350 fans will win.
Parking will be open in lots 4B, 9B, 11B and the Terrapin Trail Garage Sunday.
- Maryland lost at No. 6 Iowa, 96-82, Thursday in Iowa City. Diamond Miller scored 27 points and Shyanne Sellers added a career-high 26 points.
- Brenda Frese and the Terps are 26-3 in the month of February over the last 5 seasons. Frese and the Terrapins are 32-1 at home at the XFINITY Center in the month of February since 2014.
- Diamond Miller is one of 25 top players in the country named to the Wooden Award Midseason Watch List. She was also named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Midseason Final 10 list.
- Shyanne Sellers was named to the Cheryl Miller Award Final 10 list for the nation’s top small forward.
- The Terrapins have the second-toughest schedule in the country this season, according to the Massey Ratings. The Terrapins are 4-3 vs. ranked teams this season with two wins over top 10 teams.
- Maryland currently has five 1,000 point scorers (Miller – 1,453; Meyers – 1,265; Briggs – 1,108; Alexander – 1,040; Elisa Pinzan – 1,000).
- Maryland women’s basketball is in its 52nd season and owns a record of 1,096-448 (.710). The Terrapins are No. 11 all-time in NCAA Division I history in winning percentage and No. 9 in all-time victories.
- Senior Diamond Miller was named to the 10-player Preseason All-Big Ten Team for the second straight season to start the year. She is a two-time All-Big Ten honoree and was the 2021 Big Ten Tournament Co-MOP.
- Miller was also named to the Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Watch List as one of the top 50 players in the country.
- Maryland was picked to finish fourth in the Big Ten by both the league’s head coaches and media panel. Both groups picked Iowa to win the conference. The coaches selected Ohio State to finish second, Indiana to finish third with Michigan rounding out the top five. The media panel picked Indiana to finish second, Ohio State third and Michigan fifth.
- Two-time National Coach of the Year Brenda Frese brings in nine new players this season, including AP Honorable Mention All-American honoree Abby Meyers (Princeton), All-SEC transfer Lavender Briggs (Florida), All-AAC transfer Elisa Pinzan (USF), SEC graduate transfer Brinae Alexander (Vanderbilt) and All-CAA transfer Allie Kubek (Towson).
- All five transfers averaged over 9.0 points per game last year – Meyers (17.9), Alexander (15.2), Briggs (12.5), Kubek (12.2) and Pinzan (9.3).
- Last spring, Frese also signed two top-55 incoming freshmen in Gia Cooke and Bri McDaniel. Incoming freshman Ava Sciolla and Mila Reynolds signed with Maryland last November, giving the Terrapins a top 10 recruiting class for the 15th time under Frese.
- Sunday’s matchup is the 21st all-time between Maryland and Ohio State. The Terps own the series at 12-8 .
- They split last year’s meetings. Ohio State won 95-89 in Columbus on Jan. 20, then Maryland won 77-72 in College Park on Feb. 17.
BRENDA FRESE FILE
- Head coach Brenda Frese is in her 21st season in College Park. She’s led the Terrapins to a record of 553-145 (.792), 14 conference titles, 18 NCAA Tournament bids in 20 postseasons, three Final Fours, six Elite Eights, 10 Sweet Sixteens and the 2006 NCAA Championship.
- Frese owns a career record of 610-175 (.777) over her 24 years as a head coach.
- Frese was named National Coach of the Year by the AP, The Athletic and ESPN at the end of the 2020-21 season. Last October, Frese was the first woman inducted into the Washington DC Metro Basketball Hall of Fame.
- With the Terrapins’ win at Nebraska on Feb. 14, 2021, Frese picked up win No. 500 at Maryland, which makes her the winningest coach in Maryland basketball history. Hall of Fame women’s basketball head coach Chris Weller won 499 games in her 27 seasons (1975-02).
MARYLAND IN THE B1G
- The Terps are 192-53 (.784) all-time against their Big Ten opponents.
- Since joining the Big Ten in 2014-15, the Terrapins are 150-23 (.867) vs. their conference opponents, including their 19-3 record in the Big Ten Tournament.
- In the 21 years under Frese, the Terps are 161-27 (.856) against their Big Ten opponents.
- Frese is 175-32 (.845) all-time vs. Big Ten opponents, which includes her time at Minnesota and at Ball State.
- Since joining the league in 2014, Maryland is 69-6 (.920) against Big Ten teams at home.
TERPS IN THE POLLS
- Maryland is one of the most consistent winning programs in the country. The Terrapins have been ranked in 243 straight Associated Press polls, dating back to the preseason poll of the 2010-11 season. That streak is behind just Connecticut (558 weeks).
- Maryland has been ranked for 293 weeks in the last 19 seasons, with 216 of those weeks in the AP top 10 and 92 in the AP top 5.
- Brenda Frese has had a team ranked in 345 weeks in her career. She recently passed former Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan for 13th all time.
- Maryland has started the season ranked in the last 13 seasons straight and 18 of head coach Brenda Frese‘s 21 seasons in College Park. The Terps have been in the AP Preseason Top 10 11 times under Frese and in the top five six times.
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