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MM 3.18: Maryland women’s basketball finishes at No. 4 in final AP Top 25 poll

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

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament - Championship Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

With the abrupt end to the basketball season, Maryland women’s basketball completed the season as the No. 4 team in the final AP Top 25 poll — the same ranking it received in preseason — released Tuesday.

Head coach Brenda Frese and her team completed the season March 8 as the Big Ten tournament champions, defeating Ohio State, 82-65, and earning a final record of 28-4. It was the Terps’ 17th win in a row — their last loss of the season came Jan. 9 against Iowa, 61-66.

While it is still up in the air what will happen with winter sport athletes’ eligibility with the spread of COVID-19, at the moment it appears as if Frese will lose four key seniors in Stephanie Jones, Sara Vujacic, Blair Watson and Kaila Charles.

The Terps will return a bunch of returning players, though, including Taylor Mikesell, Shakira Austin, Ashley Owusu and others.

In other news

Like many teams, Maryland men’s basketball is adjusting to an abrupt end to its 2019-20 season.

Stefon Diggs was traded to the Buffalo Bills Monday night. Josh Allen and Co. are going to Digg him.

Former Terp Quinton Jefferson will be joining him.

Here’s a look back on Maryland women’s basketball’s season.

Damon Evans provided an update on the Big Ten Today with Pete Pistone and Jon Jansen.