#8 Women's Basketball
Maryland won a tough road game at Michigan before coming home and dominating ranked Northwestern. Kristen Confroy had the best game of her career against the Wildcats, scoring a career-high 24 points and grabbing a career-high 10 rebounds for her first-ever double-double. She also tied a school-record with eight threes in a game.
Record this week: 2-0 (74-67 win against Michigan and an 80-62 win against Northwestern)
Record this season: (16-2, 5-1)
Grade for the week: A. Maryland keeps winning. They'll need to do that in order to put pressure on Ohio State.
Title Chances: 5. Maryland still has a great shot to repeat as Big Ten champs.
Maryland lost to No. 20 Indiana and Purdue this weekend. The Terps dropped 15 of 20 matches. Maryland was very competitive against the Hoosiers but lost almost every one of the close matches. Three matches went to overtime and the Terrapins lost all three. Indiana and Purdue pushed the pace and were far more aggressive than Maryland was. Maryland's 26-point loss at Purdue is their second-worst loss this season.
Record this week: 0-2 (26-13 loss to No. 20 Indiana and a 32-6 loss to Purdue)
Record this season: (4-8, 1-5)
Grade for the week: F. The Terps lost the close matches against Indiana and lost in ugly fashion to Purdue.
Title Chances: 0. Maryland has no shot at winning the Big Ten.
Maryland dropped their Big Ten opener to No. 23 Minnesota on the road because they made a slew of mistakes and didn't execute when they had no margin for error. Ultimately, that made the difference between winning and losing. The Terps never put the pressure on the Golden Gophers, who never trailed during the meet.
Record this week: 0-1 (195.425-193.150 loss to No. 23 Minnesota)
Record this season: (2-2, 0-1)
Grade for the week: C-. Maryland made costly mistakes and didn't execute well for much of the meet.
Title Chances: 0. Michigan is clearly the class of the conference. Maryland is not going to win the Big Ten.
Track and Field
The women's team won the Great Dane Invitational team title while the men's team finished 13th out of 19 teams. Chioma Onyekwere won the weight throw and took second in the shot put while the 4X400 relay team (Micha Powell, Thaila Cooper, Taylor Tucker and Lisa Meneau) won as well. Maryland had 16 top-10 finishes.
The women's team will probably have a much better season than the men's side.