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MM 1.14: Maryland women’s basketball drops to No. 20 in latest AP rankings

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

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Once again, Maryland women’s basketball has taken a slide down the latest AP Top 25 rankings.

The Terps were named the No. 20 team in the nation Monday — their lowest ranking thus far — continuing to fall after starting the season ranked No. 4. But despite dropping for the second straight week, they only trail Indiana in terms of Big Ten foes in the rankings.

Head coach Brenda Frese’s squad struggled in the first half against Ohio State on Jan. 6, but rallied behind Kalia Charles’ 28 points to record a 72-62 victory. Charles continued her impressive play on the season with a 26-point outing against Iowa, but the Terps fell on the road, 66-61. Maryland then capped off the three-game week Sunday with a dismantling of then-No. 24 Michigan, 77-49.

Despite the up-and-down start to conference play, the Terps are 12-4 on the year (3-2 Big Ten) and will look to ride some momentum from their win in Ann Arbor when they hosts Nebraska on Jan. 16.

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The Maryland gymnastics team made some noise this weekend to place eighth in the national rankings.