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MM 2.10: Maryland basketball programs continue to prove to be some of the nation’s best

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

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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?

Darryl Morsell has former Terp Bruno Fernando hyped.

Jon Rothstein continues to have high praise for Turgeon and the Terps.

And Seth Davis seems to be coming around too, though he has been down on Maryland at many points this season.

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.

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.

Freshman midfielder Shaylan Ahearn achieved one of her dreams Saturday.

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.