Maryland women’s basketball point guard Ashley Owusu has been named to the women’s Naismith Trophy Watch List and the Wade Watch List — two of the top honors in the nation.
This announcement comes days after Owusu became the only sophomore selected to the 10-player All-Big Ten preseason team, along with the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award watch list as one of 20 of the top shooting guards in the country.
Last season, the Terps’ freshman sensation earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors after averaging 12.0 points and 5.4 assists per game, leading Maryland to its fourth Big Ten tournament title in six years. In the tournament, her 15.3 points, 8.0 assists and 5.7 boards per game led Maryland in its three-game run.
Maryland is scheduled to tip off its 2020-2021 campaign in the bdG Sports’ #BeachBubble Tournament at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida, against Davidson Friday, Nov. 27, at 2:30 p.m.
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Ahead of tonight’s NBA Draft, Matt explored the best fits for Maryland men’s basketball star Jalen Smith.
Smith is projected to be drafted in the first round after being the only player in the country to record at least 60 blocks and 30 triples this past season.
Repping Baltimore.— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) November 17, 2020
Draft @thejalen_smith. pic.twitter.com/UR934TRQqD
Four-year Terps star Anthony Cowan Jr. is also eligible to be selected by an NBA franchise tonight.
Uno put on for the DMV for four years.— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) November 17, 2020
Now it's time for the next level.
Draft @AnthonyCowanJr. pic.twitter.com/2wfYPzGlgu
Though Maryland football has yet to make an announcement, Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker gave an update on this Saturday’s matchup.
Mel Tucker said his team is preparing to play Maryland this weekend. Said he spoke with Maryland coach Mike Locksley this morning and they want to play.— Colton Pouncy (@colton_pouncy) November 17, 2020
Check out this feature on Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa.
When you're @Tua's little brother, some people are going to call you 'Tua's little brother.'@TerpsFootball QB @tauliaa12 gets it, and embraces it.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 18, 2020
"I don't mind that at all. That's my big brother."
Full @BTNJourney feature ➡️ https://t.co/LpvgZNHQc2 pic.twitter.com/CsGelV3wbK
Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese is excited for what Harvard graduate transfer Katie Benzan — who is working on a Master’s degree from UMD’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism — will bring to the team.
"I always was surprised when Kristi Toliver would miss, and Katie is very similar."@BrendaFrese on all that @katiekbenz brings to the Terrapins #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/Q5BUzcrz5y— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) November 17, 2020