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MM 12.2: No. 5 Maryland men’s basketball guard Anthony Cowan Jr. surpasses 1500 points

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

Anthony Cowan Jr, Oakland, Maryland basketball, 2019-20 Sarah Sopher / Testudo Times

No. 5 Maryland men’s basketball closed out the Orlando Invitational with a dominant 84-63 victory over Marquette to win the tournament Sunday, thanks in large part to the efforts of Anthony Cowan Jr.

Cowan surpassed 1500 career points and moved up to No. 18 on Maryland’s all-time scoring list after dropping 72 points over three games in the tournament. He passed Derrick Lewis, who had 1458 career points from 1984-88.

In addition to passing the scoring mark, Cowan also moved up to eighth on the all-time assist list as he reached 473 assists on Sunday, passing Kevin McLinton at 469.

And to cap things off, the senior from Bowie, Maryland was named the Orlando Invitational MVP Sunday after averaging 24 points, 4.3 assists, and 2.3 steals through three games. He had 22 points, shooting 7-of-14 from the field in the win over Marquette.

In other news

Despite having one of its best performances in nearly two months, Maryland football lost to Michigan State, 19-16, on Saturday. With the loss, the Terps finish 3-9 in their first season under head coach Mike Locksley.

Before beating Marquette in the Orlando Invitational, No. 5 Maryland men’s basketball picked up wins against Temple and Harvard. The Terps remain undefeated on the season.

Eric Ayala and Jalen Smith played a large role in Maryland’s victory over Temple.

The Terps had been very getting off to very slow starts prior to Sunday’s game. Lila goes into a deep dive on the impact that the delayed surges had on the team.

No. 9 Maryland women’s basketball also spent time in Florida for the Daytona Beach Invitational. The Terps picked up convincing wins against Clemson and Belmont.

Maryland men’s basketball has a good chance at moving up in Monday’s AP Top 25 poll.

The Terps received high praise from Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski.

CBS Sports has Maryland at the No. 3 spot in its latest rankings, which were released before the game against Marquette.

Jon Rothstein liked what he saw from Darryl Morsell on Sunday.

JuCo prospect Johari Branch put Maryland in his top three over the weekend.

Here are some highlights from No. 5 Maryland men’s basketball’s Orlando Invitational championship.

After winning MVP, Anthony Cowan Jr. gave all the love to Morsell.

Morsell received All-Tournament Team for his dominant weekend.

The Terps also took some time to show off the new hardware.

Aaron Wiggins made sure to celebrate with the fans that made the trek to Orlando.

Head coach Mark Turgeon appeared to enjoy himself.

And hopefully Ricky Lindo Jr. didn’t go to the dark side.

Maryland alumni made their mark in the NFL with some exciting plays.

Maryland women’s basketball ran into a familiar face at the Daytona Beach Invitational.

Keep an eye out for some Maryland alumni in the National Lacrosse League.