Maryland sets program record in 114-45 win over Loyola

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 13: The Maryland Terrapins celebrate during the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Xfinity Center on November 13, 2017 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)
COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 13: The Maryland Terrapins celebrate during the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Xfinity Center on November 13, 2017 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images) /
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COLLEGE PARK, Md—In the past 15 years of the Maryland Terrapins program, they have achieved a Final Four, Elite Eight, and even won a championship in 2006. However, all of those teams have not set a program and conference record in assists.

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The Terps set a Big Ten record of 37 assists and break an 18 year old record Monday night in a lopsided win over in-state foe Loyola. The previous record held was back on Nov. 30 1999, in which they had 32 assists. They also set a Big Ten record in the Monday night win. More and more this season this team is proving to be something special this season, despite their young roster.

Maryland shot 61.3 percent from the field, and 58.8 from behind the arc. They built a lead and never looked back, creating a 54-20 lead at halftime.

Every single player scored in the game and five Terrapins scored double-digits against the Loyola Greyhounds. Blair Watson (24), Brianna Fraser (20), Kaila Charles (18), Stephanie Jones (16), and Ieshia Small (13).

Along with this new record comes another record, as they only had six fouls in 60 minutes. This tied for the second fewest amount in program history for a single game.

The Terps had a season-low 6 turnovers, which head coach Brenda Frese was very pleased about:

“Thrilled I was joking with them at halftime I thought it was a misprint of the three turnovers we had at halftime. I’m really excited for how hard this team has been working and for them to see when they do buy in on the things that we’re talking about. Great things are going to happen for this team. I saw the buy in obviously to break a school, we’ve had no team do that. To understand just what that means in terms of what they did tonight. So definitely exciting to see 37 assists and six turnovers.”

The Terps will break for the final exam week and will resume play Dec. 20 on the road against Coppin State. Tip off begins at 2 p.m. Junior transfer guard Eleanna Christinaki will be eligible to play in the game. Christinaki being eligible provides a big boost for before Big Ten play.