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MM 12.1: Maryland women’s basketball earns weekly honors, drops in AP Poll

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

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Maryland women’s basketball’s Angel Reese and Katie Benzan have already received their first weekly Big Ten awards, with Reese being named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week while Benzan was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll.

Each of the Terps’ newcomers to the program played key roles in the team’s opening weekend of play, helping lead Maryland to a 2-1 record in the Gulf Coast Showcase.

Reese averaged 17.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in the tournament, also being named to Gulf Coast Showcase All-Tournament Team. Benzan averaged 19.0 points and put on an impressive display from beyond the arc, shooting 50 percent from deep while setting a program record for made threes (8) in her 26-point performance against Arkansas.

The Terps (2-1) also dropped in this week’s AP Poll, falling from No. 12 to No. 14 following their loss to No. 21 Missouri State. Maryland is back in action on Thursday, where they play host to Towson in their first game at the Xfinity Center this season.

In other news

Maryland basketball was forced to cancel its matchup with Towson on Tuesday due to a positive COVID-19 test within Towson’s Tier 1 support staff and personnel.

Dylan looked at the three most important things to know from the women’s basketball’s trip to the #BeachBubble tournament.

Lila gave her three biggest takeaways from the men’s basketball’s first week of action.

Dylan reviewed this past weekend’s Big Ten football slate.

Maryland football is back at Cole Field House preparing for their upcoming road matchup with Michigan.

Maryland men’s basketball’s Jairus Hamilton had his best game as a Terp his last time out against Mount St. Mary’s.

Maryland men’s basketball forward Donta Scott had a career-day against Mount St. Mary’s as well.

Maryland women’s basketball scored 115 points against No. 14 Arkansas on Sunday, setting a program record for points scored against a ranked opponent.

Maryland soccer took us back to the day the 2018 squad clinched its spot in the Final Four.