A lot of attention has been drawn to No. 9 Maryland men’s basketball team, but the No. 13 women’s team has been very dominant as well.
Maryland is one of four schools — along with Baylor, Louisville and Gonzaga — to have its women’s program within the top-15 AP rankings and its men’s program within the top-10. The Terps, Bears and Ducks are the only Power-6 programs with both their men’s and women’s teams atop their conference standings (Though Brenda Frese and her team are tied for first place with Iowa).
Mark Turgeon’s team has won six straight with its most recent victory against then-No. 20 Illinois Friday being its biggest of the season. The team was off to a rocky start on the road but has recently overcome such struggles, picking up three of its last six victories in road environments.
Maryland women’s basketball hasn’t lost a game since Jan. 9 and is currently riding a nine-game win streak with its latest victory coming Sunday against Nebraska. Frese and her team have won its previous four games by double-digits, but have one of its biggest tests of the season Thursday against the Hawkeyes.
Currently, Frese’s team is slated as a No. 2 seed in the West Bracket, which includes No. 1 seed Oregon, in the latest NCAA projections.
Over the weekend, the NCAA Tournament — which reveals the top-16 seeds six weeks before March Madness — projected Turgeon’s team as the ninth overall seed and the No. 3 seed in the East Region.
In other news
No. 9 Maryland men’s basketball earned sole possession of first place of the Big Ten, beating No. 20 Illinois, 75-66, Friday.
Here are three things we noticed from the Terps’ nine-point victory.
Maryland was projected as the No. 9 overall seed and the No. 3 seed in the first NCAA Tournament bracket reveal.
No. 13 Maryland women’s basketball won its ninth-straight game Sunday. defeating Nebraska, 79-50, Sunday.
Terps quarterback Tyler DeSue captured some great photos from the Terps’ victory
No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse opened its season Saturday by beating George Mason 19-6.
No. 4 Maryland men’s lacrosse overcame a five-goal deficit to beat Richmond 14-13 in double overtime.
Maryland softball lost its first two games of the season, falling by a combined 25 runs to Wichita State and Texas.
Maryland wrestling remains winless in Big Ten play, losing 31-9 to Illinois Sunday.
Ready to relive Maryland’s huge victory?
You want goosebumps?— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) February 9, 2020
Watch this pic.twitter.com/hDAmpwze7q
Darryl Morsell has former Terp Bruno Fernando hyped.
Jon Rothstein continues to have high praise for Turgeon and the Terps.
Maryland now has an inside track to the Big Ten regular season title.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 8, 2020
Mark Turgeon's squad picks up its sixth straight win in Champaign over Illinois.
Terps have the highest ceiling out of any team in their conference.
And Seth Davis seems to be coming around too, though he has been down on Maryland at many points this season.
Rough night for the Mark Turgeon can't coach crowd.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) February 8, 2020
The Terps won the Battle of the Big Ten and are now are on top of the conference.
The Terps moved up to No. 7 in CBS Sports’ latest rankings Sunday.
Former Terp Kevin Huerter went viral with his move in the Hawks’ game against the Boston Celtics this weekend.
Maryland football continues to make moves on the recruiting trail.
Maryland football makes the top 10 for 4-star Quince Orchard defensive tackle Marcus Bradley.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) February 8, 2020
The 6'3, 270-pound DT ranks No. 16 in the nation at the position and is the No. 11 player from the state of Maryland in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. https://t.co/z58U2iboOv
Brenda Frese continues to tally wins in her 18th season with the program.
Men’s lacrosse is elated after its overtime victory over Richmond.
No. 4 Maryland men’s lacrosse players were there for Roman Puglise after its double-overtime win.
Brothers are always there ❤️— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) February 8, 2020
After today’s game, Roman Puglise and the Maryland team gathered to remember Roman’s close friend Gus Lee, who played for @SpiderFootball
Gus tragically passed a little over a year ago, and today Roman honored his memory at Robins Stadium. pic.twitter.com/Sc6VDyIFsk
Freshman midfielder Shaylan Ahearn achieved one of her dreams Saturday.
In elementary school, Shaylan Ahearn was told to write a poem about her future aspirations.— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) February 8, 2020
“I want to go all the way in lacrosse”
“I pretend I’m Katie Schwarzmann passing all my defenders”
“I dream I will do it”
Today, Shay’s dream came true
Baseball season is nearly upon us.
Maryland softball notched what he hopes to be one of his many wins with the Terps on Saturday.
Relive the Terps’ only dual meet win from Sunday.