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Maryland women’s basketball guard Channise Lewis undergoes knee surgery

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

Maryland women’s basketball Channise Lewis vs. Georgia Tech Lila Bromberg / Testudo Times

No. 8 Maryland women’s basketball point guard Channise Lewis underwent surgery on Tuesday for a torn lateral meniscus in her left knee and is expected to miss a couple of months, according to a team spokesperson.

The junior guard suffered the injury in a scrimmage against Lincoln on Oct. 29 and has missed the Terps’ first two games of the season against Wagner and then-No. 8 South Carolina.

Lewis is the second player that Maryland has lost to a knee injury. In October, freshman guard Zoe Young suffered a torn ACL during a non-contact drill.

In her first two seasons, Lewis played just over 26 minutes per contest, working as the team’s facilitator. The Miami, Florida, native has averaged five assists and 4.8 points per game during her tenure in College Park.

Lewis’ starts fluctuated last year, and she wasn’t expected to be a starter this season. Freshman guard Ashley Owusu has taken the starting point guard spot, averaging 17.5 points and five assists per game. But the loss of Lewis leaves the team with just Owusu and sophomore guard Taylor Mikesell as established ball handlers.

If Lewis misses enough time, Maryland can apply for a medical waiver through the NCAA that would give her another season of eligibility. Otherwise, she would only have one year left with Brenda Frese and the Terps.

In other news

Former teammates Anthony Cowan Jr. and Jeff Dowtin reunited on opposites sides of the court on Saturday night.

DJ Moore had his best game of the season for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Here’s the full Terps in the NFL roundup.

Tuesday night brought some fun college basketball upsets. First, No. 1 Kentucky lost to Evansville.

Terps legend Juan Dixon coached Coppin State to an upset victory over Loyola Chicago.

And though Maryland men’s basketball doesn’t have a game till Saturday, it shared a cute post Tuesday.

As for Terps in the NBA, the Terplanta trio made a big impact Tuesday night.

But Huerter had to exit the game early after being fouled hard by Nikola Jokic. Len picked up where he left of though, finishing with a season-high 17 points, along with seven rebounds.

Maryland football made the top eight for defensive end Monkell Goodwine, the No. 4 player in the state for the 2021 recruiting class.

Maryland men’s lacrosse has a big recruiting day in store today, signing 10 future Terps.

Also in Maryland men’s lacrosse news, check out this feature on Jared Bernhardt from US Lacrosse Magazine.

Maryland women’s lacrosse was named the Program of the Decade by Inside Lacrosse.

Maryland men’s soccer had a special alumni visitor Tuesday.

And the Terps certainly have a big game in store for Friday.