2017–18 Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team

The 2017–18 Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team represented the University of Maryland, College Park in 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Terrapins, led by sixteenth year head coach Brenda Frese, played their home games at the Xfinity Center as members of the Big Ten Conference.[1][2][3] They finished the season 26–8, 12–4 in Big Ten play to finish in second place. They defeated Indiana and Nebraska to advance to the championship of the Big Ten Women's Tournament where they lost Ohio State. They received an at-large to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament as the No. 5 seed in the Kansas City region. There they defeated Princeton before losing to NC State in the Second Round.

2017–18 Maryland Terrapins women's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 16
2017–18 record26–8 (12–4 Big Ten)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Shay Robinson
  • Bett Shelby
  • Terry Nooner
Home arenaXfinity Center
Seasons
2017–18 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 10 Ohio State 13 3   .813     28 7   .800
No. 16 Maryland 12 4   .750     26 8   .765
Iowa 11 5   .688     24 8   .750
Minnesota 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
Nebraska 11 5   .688     21 11   .656
Michigan 10 6   .625     23 10   .697
Indiana 9 7   .563     23 14   .622
Purdue 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
Rutgers 7 9   .438     20 12   .625
Michigan State 7 9   .438     19 14   .576
Penn State 6 10   .375     16 16   .500
Northwestern 4 12   .250     12 20   .375
Wisconsin 2 14   .125     9 21   .300
Illinois 0 16   .000     9 21   .300
2018 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Terrapins finished the 2017–18 season 32–3, 15–1 in Big Ten play to win share the regular season title with Ohio State. They defeated Minnesota and Michigan State to advance to the championship of the Big Ten Women's Tournament where they defeated Purdue to win the tournament championship for the third consecutive year. As a result, they received the conference's automatic to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament as the No. 3 seed in the Bridgeport region. There they defeated Bucknell and West Virginia to advance to the Sweet Sixteen before losing to Oregon.

RosterEdit

2017–18 Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Aja Ellison 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) RS Jr Life Center Academy Burlington, OH
G 1 Ieshia Small 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) RS Sr Florida State Univ. HS
Baylor
Miami, FL
G 3 Channise Lewis 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Fr Miami Country Day Miami, FL
G 5 Kaila Charles 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) So Riverdale Baptist Glenn Dale, MD
G/F 10 Eleanna Christinaki   6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Jr Moraitis School
Florida
Athens, Greece
G 12 Kristen Confroy 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr Holly Springs Solo, OH
G 21 Sarah Myers 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So West Forsyth Cumming, GA
G 22 Blair Watson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) So Nutley Nutley, NJ
F 24 Stephanie Jones 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So Aberdeen Havre de Grace, MD
F 34 Brianna Fraser 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jr South Shore Brooklyn, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: November 18, 2017

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
7:00 pm
No. 15 Albany W 91–58  1–0
Xfinity Center (4,021)
College Park, MD
Nov 13, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 15 No. 4 South Carolina L 86–94  1–1
Xfinity Center (8,677)
College Park, MD
Nov 16, 2017*
11:00 am
No. 15 Niagara W 92–65  2–1
Xfinity Center (9,425)
College Park, MD
Nov 19, 2017*
1:30 pm, ESPN
No. 15 at No. 1 Connecticut L 72–97  2–2
XL Center (10,126)
Hartford, CT
Nov 21, 2017*
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 15 Howard W 111–49  3–2
Xfinity Center (3,517)
College Park, MD
Nov 24, 2017*
2:00 pm
No. 15 vs. Kennesaw State
Miami Thanksgiving Tournament
W 89–35  4–2
Watsco Center (676)
Coral Gables, FL
Nov 26, 2017*
12:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 15 at Miami (FL)
Miami Thanksgiving Tournament
W 79–71  5–2
Watsco Center (884)
Coral Gables, FL
Nov 27, 2017*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 15 at Virginia
ACC–Big Ten Women's Challenge
W 60–59  6–2
John Paul Jones Arena (3,082)
Charlottesville, VA
Dec 02, 2017*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 15 at Akron W 75–54  7–2
James A. Rhodes Arena (656)
Akron, OH
Dec 06, 2017*
6:30 pm
No. 15 Mount St. Mary's W 97–57  8–2
Xfinity Center (3,490)
College Park, MD
Dec 08, 2017*
7:00 pm
No. 15 George Washington W 80–54  9–2
Xfinity Center (4,125)
College Park, MD
Dec 11, 2017*
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 15 Loyola (MD) W 114–45  10–2
Xfinity Center (3,486)
College Park, MD
Dec 20, 2017*
2:00 pm
No. 15 at Coppin State W 113–49  11–2
Physical Education Complex (630)
Baltimore, MD
Big Ten regular season
Dec 28, 2017
6:00 pm
No. 15 Illinois W 100–65  12–2
(1–0)
Xfinity Center (7,346)
College Park, MD
Dec 31, 2017
2:00 pm, BTN
No. 15 at Penn State W 69–65  13–2
(2–0)
Bryce Jordan Center (2,612)
University Park, PA
Jan 04, 2018
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 13 No. 18 Iowa W 80–64  14–2
(3–0)
Xfinity Center (3,841)
College Park, MD
Jan 07, 2018
3:00 pm
No. 13 at Wisconsin W 71–44  15–2
(4–0)
Kohl Center (3,882)
Madison, WI
Jan 11, 2018
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 11 Michigan State L 68–82  15–3
(4-1)
Xfinity Center (4,052)
College Park, MD
Jan 16, 2018
7:00 pm
No. 14 Indiana W 74–70  16–3
(5–1)
Xfinity Center (3,947)
College Park, MD
Jan 22, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 14 No. 12 Ohio State W 99–69  17–3
(6–1)
Xfinity Center (7,944)
College Park, MD
Jan 25, 2018
8:00 pm
No. 14 at Northwestern W 68–65  18–3
(7–1)
Beardsley Gym (704)
Evanston, IL
Feb 01, 2018
7:00 pm
No. 11 Rutgers W 88–60  19–3
(8–1)
Xfinity Center (4,427)
College Park, MD
Feb 04, 2018
3:00 pm
No. 11 at Nebraska W 64–57  20–3
(9–1)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (6,185)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 08, 2018
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 10 at Michigan State W 76–68  21–3
(10–1)
Breslin Center (4,988)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 11, 2018
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 10 at Rutgers W 72–54  22–3
(11–1)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (3,545)
Piscataway, NJ
Feb 15, 2018
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 10 Purdue L 65–75  22–4
(11–2)
Xfinity Center (4,521)
College Park, MD
Feb 18, 2018
1:00 pm, BTN
No. 10 at Minnesota L 74–93  22–5
(11–3)
Williams Arena (4,625)
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 22, 2018
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 13 at Michigan L 65–71  22–6
(11–4)
Crisler Center (2,964)
Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 25, 2018
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 13 Nebraska W 77–75  23–6
(12–4)
Xfinity Center (10,239)
College Park, MD
Big Ten Women's Tournament
Mar 02, 2018
6:30 pm, RSN
(2) No. 17 vs. (7) Indiana
Quarterfinals
W 67–54  24–6
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 03, 2018
7:30 pm, BTN
(2) No. 17 vs. (3) Nebraska
Semifinals
W 66–53  25–6
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (7,499)
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 04, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN2
(2) No. 17 vs. (1) No. 13 Ohio State
Championship Game
L 69–79  25–7
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (4,519)
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Women's Tournament
Mar 16, 2018*
Noon, ESPN2
(5 KC) No. 16 vs. (12 KC) Princeton
First Round
W 77–57  26–7
Reynolds Coliseum (2,522)
Raleigh, NC
Mar 18, 2018*
2:00 pm, ESPN2
(5 KC) No. 16 at (4 KC) No. 21 NC State
Second Round
L 60–74  26–8
Reynolds Coliseum (2,711)
Raleigh, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. KC=Kansas City Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Source[4]

RankingsEdit

2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball rankings

Regular Season Polls
Poll Pre-
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Final
AP 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 13 11 14 14 11 10 10 13 17 17 16 N/A
Coaches 13 15 15 15 15 15 14 15 13 11 14 13 10 9 9 13 17 16 16 18
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  No Change
(RV)   Received Votes
(NR)   Not Ranked

See alsoEdit

2017–18 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.umterps.com/fls/29700/pdf/wbb/201718QuickFacts.pdf?&DB_OEM_ID=29700
  2. ^ "Maryland Terrapins Women's Basketball - Terrapins News, Scores, Stats, Rumors & More". ESPN. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  3. ^ Maryland Terrapins. "Maryland Terrapins on Yahoo! Sports - News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  4. ^ "Women's Basketball - Schedule - Maryland Terrapins Athletics - University of Maryland Terps Official Athletic Site". Umterps.com. 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2017-11-19.

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