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MM 10.19: Maryland men’s basketball puts a ring on 2019-20 season

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

Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics

The Maryland men’s basketball team, including Anthony Cowan Jr. and Jalen Smith, returned to the floor of Xfinity Center to receive its Big Ten regular season championship rings Friday evening.

The Terps (24-7) captured a share of the title for the first time in program history, alongside Michigan State and Wisconsin, last season. The team finished with a 14-6 record in league play, including a 16-1 record at home to finish at No. 12 in the AP Top 25 poll.

This was the first time Maryland won a share of its conference championship since 2009-10, and as such, the program went all out with the rings.

The iconic flag is displayed below the player’s or coach’s name on the side of the rings, with its four colors that also represent the university prominently featured all over. Hardwood panels on each side of the ring reference the Terps’ home court advantage that led them to a 16-1 record in College Park.

The ring also includes five large diamonds to represent how the team overcame five halftime deficits to earn victories in Big Ten play, which pegged the group as the “Comeback Kids” throughout the year.

In Other News

It is officially Northwestern week for Maryland football, and Mike broke down the importance of the team’s offensive line performance.

Maryland football also had its final scrimmage of its preseason camp Friday night.

Brandon Lowe of the Tampa Bay Rays became the first Maryland baseball player to reach the World Series since Ron Swoboda of the New York Mets in 1969.

Last night, Adam Kolarek became the second as the Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League pennant. Lowe and Kolarek will be the first Terps to face off in the World Series in over 100 years.

Former Maryland men’s soccer defender Chris Odoi-Atsem scored his first MLS goal for D.C. United after overcoming a battle with cancer.

Former Terp Donovan Pines also notched his second goal in as many games.

Maryland men’s lacrosse mourned the passing of Jack Schofield ‘65.