No. 9 Maryland at #6 Indiana
January 12, 2023
6:30 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall by Simon Skjodt (Bloomington, IN)
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COLLEGE PARK, MD — The ninth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team (13-3, 4-1 B1G) will head out for a top-10 matchup at ranked 9th Indiana (14-1, 4-1) Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET in Simon Assembly Hall Skjodt. The Terps-Hoosiers matchup will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. Maryland is 3-1 against ranked teams this season with victories over then-No. 6 UConn, No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 17 Baylor.
- Maryland clinched a 94-85 win over Michigan State at College Park on Saturday. Diamond Miller led the terps with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Shyanne seller 19 points added, Lavender Briggs scored 15 and Believe Masonius chipped 12. Abby Meyers scored 11 points, all in the first half.
- Diamond Miller is one of the country’s top 25 players on the Wooden Award Midseason watchlist.
- The Terrapins have the second toughest schedule in the country according to Massey Ratings. The Terrapins have three wins over ranked teams in non-conference, five wins over Power 5 teams, and have a #6 RPI.
- Maryland currently has three 1,000-point scorers (Miller – 1,316; Meyers – 1,180; Briggs – 1,068) and two players nearing the target – Brine Alexander (976) and Elisa Pinzan (978).
- Maryland women’s basketball is in its 52nd season and owns a record of 1,091-446 (.710). The Terrapins are ranked No. 11 all-time in NCAA Division I history in winning percentage and No. 9 in all-time wins.
- 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 a co-MOP of the 2021 Big Ten tournament.
- Miller is one of the top 20 players in the country on the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List, an award from the Basketball Hall of Fame that recognizes the top shooting guard in NCAA Division I women’s basketball. Miller was also placed on the watch list last year.
- Miller was also included in Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Watch List as one of the top 50 players in the country.
- second grader Shyanne seller is one of the top 20 players in the country on the Cheryl Miller Award Watch List, an honor from the Basketball Hall of Fame that recognizes the top small forward in NCAA Division I women’s basketball.
- Maryland was selected fourth in the Big Ten by the league’s head coaches and media panel. Both groups chose Iowa to win the conference. The coaches picked Ohio State for second place, Indiana for third place, and Michigan for the top five. The media panel selected Indiana as the runner-up, the state of Ohio as third, and Michigan as fifth.
- Twice national coach of the year Brenda Frese brings nine new players this season, including the AP Honorable Mention All-American award winner Abby Meyers (Princeton), All-SEC Transmission Lavender Briggs (Florida), All-AAC broadcast Elisa Pinzan (USF), SEC Graduate Transfer Brine Alexander (Vanderbilt) and All-CAA Transmission 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 newcomers 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 under Frese for the 15th time.
history of the series
- head coach Brenda Frese is in her 21st season at College Park. She has led the Terrapins to a record 547-143 (.793), 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 604-173 (.777) in her 24 years as a head coach.
- Frese was named National Coach of the Year by AP, The Athletic and ESPN at the end of the 2020-21 season. In October, Frese became the first woman to be inducted into the Washington DC Metro Basketball Hall of Fame.
- The Terrapins’ win in Nebraska on February 14, 2021 marked Frese’s 500th win in Maryland, making her the most successful 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 187-51 (.786) all-time against their Big Ten opponents.
- Since joining the Big Ten in 2014-15, the Terrapins are 145-21 (.874) against their conference opponents, including their 19-3 record in the Big Ten tournament.
- In the 21 years under Frese, the terps are 156-25 (.862) against their Big Ten opponents.
- Frese is 169-30 (.849) all-time against Big Ten opponents, which includes her time at Minnesota and Ball State.
- Since joining the league in 2014, Maryland has been 66-6 (.917) against Big Ten teams at home.
Terps in the polls
- Maryland is one of the most consistent winning programs in the country. The Terrapins were ranked in 240 Associated Press direct polls dating back to the 2010-11 preseason poll. That mark is only behind Baylor (365 weeks) and Connecticut (555 weeks).
- Maryland has been ranked for 290 weeks over the past 19 seasons, including 214 weeks in the AP Top 10 and 92 weeks in the AP Top 5.
- Brenda Frese has managed a team for 342 weeks in her career. She recently overtook former Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan for 13th place all-time.
- Maryland has started the season ranked 18th and as head coach for the past 13 straight seasons Brenda Frese‘s 21 Seasons at College Park. The Terps have been in the AP Preseason Top 10 eleven times under Frese and in the top five six times.
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