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MM 2.26: Anthony Cowan Jr. set to break consecutive starts record Wednesday night

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

Anthony Cowan Jr., Iowa, 2020 Sarah Sopher / Testudo Times

Anthony Cowan Jr. is set to make history for Maryland men’s basketball Wednesday night.

The senior guard will start his 127th consecutive game when the Terps face Minnesota in Minneapolis at 9 p.m. ET, breaking the program record for consecutive starts set by Keith Booth (126) from 1993-97.

“To be in the same sentence as someone like Keith Booth, it’s huge,” Cowan said Tuesday. “And just to have the opportunity Coach [Mark Turgeon] gave me getting me to play so early and be able start so many games, it’s definitely a blessing.”

Since coming to campus in 2016, Cowan’s name has been called in opening introductions in every single contest. And he’s averaged 33.7 minutes per game throughout his career on top of that, which ranks third all-time.

While this will be the first accolade that puts the Bowie, Maryland, native solely at the top of the leaderboard, he has continued to make his mark on the program record books all season.

Cowan is currently eighth in scoring with 1,819 career points, fifth in assists (554) and tied for third in three-pointers made (303). He is also 15 made free-throws away from having the most in program history.

In other news

No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball looks to rebound from it loss at Ohio State Wednesday night at Minnesota. Sean previewed the matchup to give everything you need to know before the 9 p.m. tipoff.

Jordan broke down film of the Terps’ loss to the Buckeyes.

Cody explored why head coach Mark Turgeon and Maryland’s success is riding on the backs of Anthony Cowan Jr. and Jalen Smith.

We released a new limited podcast series Tuesday: ‘Road to Atlanta.’ In each episode, we’ll discuss the latest in college basketball to get you ready for March Madness.

No. 7 Maryland women’s basketball won its 13th consecutive game with a 88-45 victory over Purdue Tuesday night.

Maryland baseball took a dominant 13-3 win over George Mason Tuesday.

The Terps flew up north for another road test.

Anthony Cowan Jr. spoke Tuesday about his impact on young fans.

Maryland football is putting in the offseason grind.

The latest episode of #Unlocked is set to drop Wednesday.

No. 7 Maryland women’s basketball celebrated its seniors Tuesday night.

Stephanie Jones had one of her plays in the victory featured by the NCAA.

Maryland women’s lacrosse’s Brindi Griffin had the NCAA’s top play of the week.

After its second straight defeat, Maryland women’s lacrosse is getting back to work.

Maryland baseball leads the nation in an interesting stat.