Terps women draw No. 3 seed in NCAA tournament

March 13, 2017 | WNST Staff


COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland women’s basketball team earned a three seed in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Monday night. The Terrapins (30-2) will host Bucknell (27-5), Elon (27-6) and West Virginia (23-10) in College Park this weekend in the NCAA First and Second Rounds.

The Terps will take on the Bison at noon on Friday, with the Phoenix and Mountaineers playing after at approximately 2:30 p.m. For tickets, call the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP or click here.

Both First Round games will be aired on ESPN2, the Watch ESPN app and WatchESPN.com.

The Terrapins are in the Bridgeport region. For the full bracket, click here.

Maryland won its third straight Big Ten regular season title with a 74-64 win over Purdue on March 5. The Terps clinched their seventh straight NCAA Tournament bid and 13th in head coach Brenda Frese’s 15 years at Maryland.

This marks Maryland’s 25th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Terrapins are 42-23 (.646) all-time in the NCAA Tournament and 30-11 (.732) under Frese. She’s led the Terrapins to seven Sweet Sixteens, six Elite Eights, three Final Fours and the 2006 NCAA title.

Seniors Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough are two of 10 players to earn All-America honors by ESPNW. Both were named to the five-member Second Team.

Walker-Kimbrough is No. 4 on Maryland’s all-time scoring list with 2,093 career points, recently surpassing Kristi Toliver (2,078). Walker-Kimbrough’s career three-point percentage of 45.8 percent is currently the best in Maryland history, ahead of Toliver’s 40.8 percent, and is a Big Ten record. She has made 181 three-pointers in her career, which is No. 2 in Maryland history.

Jones is leading the country in field goal percentage (.698) for the second straight year. Her career average of 65 percent is a Big Ten record currently. Jones is No. 3 on Maryland’s rebounding list with 1,173 career boards. She is No. 8 on Maryland’s scoring list with 1,865 points.

Earlier this month, they led the Terrapins to their third straight Big Ten Tournament title with a 74-64 win over Purdue. Jones was named Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging 24.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and shooting 76.3 percent from the floor in the three-game stretch. Walker-Kimbrough averaged 19.0 points per game, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and shot 53 percent from outside the arc. Walker-Kimbrough and freshman Destiny Slocum made the All-Tournament Team.

In their careers, Jones and Walker-Kimbrough have led the Terrapins to an overall record of 123-16 (.885), 64-5 (.928) at the XFINITY Center, and 58-3 (.951) in Big Ten play, including nine Big Ten Tournament wins. They have won three straight Big Ten regular season titles, three straight Big Ten Tournament titles and went to back-to-back Final Fours in 2014 and 2015.