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MM 12.8: Maryland women’s basketball guard Channise Lewis will likely miss the remainder of the season

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. 9 Maryland women’s basketball point guard Channise Lewis will likely miss the rest of the 2019-20 season due to a torn lateral meniscus in her left knee, according to a team spokesman.

Lewis suffered the injury during a scrimmage on Oct. 29 and underwent surgery on Nov. 12. It was announced at the time that she was expected to miss a couple of months. Four weeks after the surgery, the team has concluded it is unlikely the junior guard will be able to suit up for the Terps this season.

Last season, Lewis was averaging 26 minutes, 4.8 points and 5.0 assists per game. The Miami, Florida, native will now have to wait another year before making her return to the court.

Despite this significant loss, Maryland has gotten off to a strong start to the season, posting an 8-2 mark and remaining in the top-10 of the AP poll. Freshman Guard Ashley Owusu has assumed the role of the starting point guard, averaging the second most points on the team with 13.1 per game while also leading the squad with 59 total assists.

Based on this new development, it is possible that Maryland can apply for a medical waiver through the NCAA. If granted, Lewis would have another season of eligibility following her senior season.

In other news

In its last nonconference home game before Big Ten play, No. 9 Maryland women’s basketball pushed the tempo and ran away with a 105-45 victory over Loyal (Md).

Anthony Cowan Jr. did was seniors do on Saturday and led No. 3 Maryland men’s basketball to its first Big Ten win of the season, beating Illinois 59-58.

Here’s what we took away from the comeback victory.

Sarah captured some of the best moments of the game, which can be found here.

And Morgan has the game recap:

Here’s what the world looked like the last time Maryland men’s basketball was 9-0. Even though the streak has now been extended to 10-0, both marks were last achieved by the 1998-99 Terps.

Maryland football received a few commits over the weekend, including three-star running back Kyjuan Herndon, JUCO defensive tackle Ami Finau, JUCO guard Johari Branch and JUCO linebacker TJ Kautai. All three JUCO players arrive from Independence Community College, which appeared on Netflix’s Last Chance U.

Matt and Jordan discuss what is going on in the NFL and NBA with the latest Terps in the Pros Podcast.

Maryland wrestling took its first Big Ten loss of the season over the weekend, falling to Rutgers, 28-11.

No. 3 Maryland is now just one of eight undefeated teams in men's college basketball.

Check out highlights from the Terps’ win over Illinois.

Head coach Mark Turgeon thanked fans after the victory.

In a dominating performance over Loyola (Md), multiple women’s basketball players set career highs.

Maryland football held their banquet on Sunday where Antoine Brooks Jr. and Javon Leake took home some hardware.

Kevin Huerter is back in the starting lineup after sitting out with injury for the Atlanta Terplanta Hawks and he had quite a familiar play with fellow former Terp Bruno Fernando.

And on the NFL side of things, former Terp DJ Moore reached 1000 receiving yards on the season Sunday.

Former Terp JC Jackson had quite the performance Sunday, picking up this interception against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.