Waracknabeal basketball phenom Chloe Bibby wasted little time endearing herself to the Maryland fans, collecting a double-double in a record-breaking victory for her new college.
The Terps recruit drained 23 points, and claimed 12 rebounds in Maryland's 115-96 win against Arkansas on Sunday, in the final game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
The result is Maryland's highest score against a ranked opponent in the program's history. It is also the most points the Terps have scored against a Power Five opponent in 40 years, and the highest score in the history of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Bibby - who transferred from Mississippi State in the off-season - was instrumental in attack, banging five from seven outside the arc.
"We were locked and ready to go," Bibby said.
"The energy was just phenomenal, on the bench, on the court. We just played together tonight and it was a lot of fun."
The Terps opened the Showcase with a 94-72 win against Davidson - in which Bibby scored nine points, and made nine rebounds - before falling 72-81 to Missouri State.
Maryland coach Brenda Frese praised her team's ability to respond in dominant fashion against Arkansas.
"It was a terrific response by our team today. We were disappointed in our play yesterday and I thought it said a lot about this team and our pride to be able to come out," she said.
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Previously, the most points Maryland had scored against a ranked opponent, was 104 against Virginia, in 1989.
"When you talk about beating a record like that from so long ago, I think it speaks volumes of what this team is capable of," Frese said.
The Terps, who are ranked 12th in the United States, next host Towson on December 3.
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