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Maryland basketball to honor 1958 ACC championship team in January

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

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The Maryland athletic department will honor the 1958 ACC Championship-winning men’s basketball team on Sunday, Jan. 7, during the Terps’ game against Iowa, the school announced Monday.

“The team will be celebrating its 60th anniversary of winning the 1958 ACC Tournament Championship, becoming the first-ever Maryland basketball team to capture the conference crown. The Terps knocked off Virginia in the opening round, before taking out Duke in overtime in the semifinals and North Carolina 86-74 in the Championship game.”

After finishing the season 22-7, the Terps advanced to the NCAA East Regional and eventually were ranked at No. 6 in the final AP poll. Per the release, former players John Nacincik, Tom Young, Gene Danko, Jerry Bechtle, Julian Weingarten and Pete Krukar will be in attendance.

In other news

Maryland women’s basketball had a pretty nice win over Loyola last night, beating the Greyhounds, 114-45.

From our friends at The Diamondback, here’s an in-depth look at why Maryland athletes haven’t openly protested social and racial injustice the way some others have over the past couple of years.

Pro Football Focus graded Damian Prince as the most efficient pass-blocking offensive tackle in the Big Ten on Monday. Derwin Gray was No. 4 on the list, making Maryland the only team with two tackles in the top six.

DJ Durkin and Andy Buh visited three-star receiver target Jeshaun Jones in his Florida home last week. He took an official visit to Maryland during the second week of November.