For the second consecutive week, a member of Maryland men’s basketball has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week.
Senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. earns the honor a week after sophomore forward Jalen Smith was distinguished by the league. This is the first time since 2007 that the program has received back-to-back weekly honors from its conference, though back then it was through the ACC.
Cowan was a key leader in the Terps’ 82-72 victory over then-No. 18 Iowa, scoring a career-high 31 points along with six assists and six rebounds. The All-American candidate is averaging 16.2 points, 4.3 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game so far in 2019-20.
The Bowie, Maryland, native won the Big Ten accolade back on Dec. 2 after his performance in the Orlando Invitational, though he shared it with Michigan senior center Jon Teske. This is the first time in Cowan’s career that he has the honor all to himself.
Cowan and the Terps will look to keep their four-game win streak going when they face Rutgers Tuesday night at Xfinity Center.