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MM 11.26: Guard Ashley Owusu named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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No. 9 Maryland women’s basketball freshman guard Ashley Owusu continues to receive high praise for her early play this season, being named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week Monday.

Coming after a week in which she posted a line of 13.5/6.5/7.5 in two blowouts of at least 30 points for the Terps, it marks the second consecutive week that Owusu has earned conference freshman of the week honors.

In Maryland’s 107-55 win over Quinnipiac on Sunday, the freshman guard tallied a team-high 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting while adding six assists and six boards.

Joining Owusu in the weekly Big Ten honors as well is sophomore forward Shakira Austin, who was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll.

It’s the seventh weekly honor of Austin’s career, doing so this week after averaging 15.5 points and 7.5 rebounds over the two Terp victories. She shot 80 percent from the field over those two contests, while wreaking havoc defensively with 3.5 steals and 2.5 blocks per game.

In other news

Jordan dove into the film from Maryland basketball’s 86-63 win over George Mason last night. Check out how the Terps were able to dismantle the Patriots in dominant fashion for their fifth straight win right here.

Wes took a look at the tape from Maryland football’s 54-7 blowout loss to Nebraska on Saturday, highlighting how early mistakes and a few unlucky bounces doomed the Terps on senior day. Check that out here.

Despite tearing his ACL on Oct. 4, 2021 three-star wide receiver commit Tai Felton and Maryland football remain committed to one another for the long haul.

Maryland men’s basketball is officially a Top-5 team in the country, with the latest AP Top 25 ranking the Terps at No. 5 in the country.

Its Top-5 status will be put immediately put to the test, though, as they head to Florida to participate Orlando Invitational this Thursday.

Still undefeated, is Maryland the best team in the Big Ten?

Lila spent last night in Atlanta, covering the Atlanta Hawks vs Minnesota Timberwolves game and chatting with a few former Terps.

Maryland women’s basketball remained a Top-10 team in the most recent AP Top 25 poll, remaining at the No. 9 spot following their two decisive victories over George Washington and Quinnipiac.

Here are a few highlights from the Terps’ win over Quinnipiac.

Maryland women’s volleyball sophomore Jada Gardner had a career day against Northwestern yesterday afternoon, recording a career-high 9 blocks and a season-best 13 kills in the team’s 2-3 loss to the Wildcats.

Maryland lacrosse had an eventful Monday with its annual Turkey Bowl.

The Terps are also expecting another a new member to join their team in the future.