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MM 1.7: Maryland women’s basketball drops in AP Top 25

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

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Maryland women’s basketball continued its slide in the AP Poll into the new year.

After starting the year ranked fourth, the Terps dropped to No. 17 in the latest AP Top 25 rankings released Monday.

This past week, Maryland went on the road against Northwestern and were ultimately outmatched 81-58. This blowout loss prompted a five spot drop from No. 12 to the team’s current ranking.

Northwestern joined No. 4 South Carolina and No. 9 NC State as the three teams to defeat the Terps thus far this season. While Maryland’s losses were to good teams, a loss is a loss and as conference play picks up, the Terps need to rack up some wins to reignite their national championship hopes.

On Monday, the Terps picked up a bounceback victory over Ohio State, and Kalia Charles led the way with 28 points.

Along with Charles, four other players are averaging north of 10 points per game on the season — including freshman standout Ashley Owusu. The Terps will look towards two road matchups against Iowa on Jan. 9 and No. 24 Michigan on Jan. 12 to continue to right the ship.

In other news

For more on No. 12 Maryland men's basketball’s marquee matchup against No. 11 Ohio State tonight at 7 p.m., check out Sean’s preview of the game.

Lila took a look at how Maryland men’s basketball’s got back to playing at a high level, which includes getting back to having fun.

Maryland men’s basketball rose three spots Monday, coming in at the No. 12 team in the country in the latest AP Top 25 poll.

Jordan broke down how Jalen Smith and Co. led the Terps to their first win of 2020.

Hype is an understatement. The boys are buzzin in College Park for gameday.

SVP will be in town tomorrow for the big game. Make sure to wear white!

Jordan was back at State Farm Arena Monday night to catch the Atlanta Terplanta Hawks in action. Kevin Huerter has been on a tear lately; he put up 22 points with six made threes, along with eight rebounds, against the Nuggets and has averaged 21 points over his last four games.

Lila’s next big feature is on former Maryland football standout Will Likely, who is back in the DMV with the DC Defenders. Check out the promo for the project.

Check out highlights from Maryland women's basketball’s win over Ohio State.

Maryland men’s lacrosse is happy to be back in practice.

Big Ten wrestling mic’d up Alex Clemsen and Maryland wrestling during practice.

Never change Stefon Diggs. Never change.