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MM 6.11: Maryland women’s basketball’s Diamond Miller and Ashley Owusu are set to kick off AmeriCup tournament play

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

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Maryland women’s basketball’s backcourt duo of Ashley Owusu and Diamond Miller will begin 2021 AmeriCup tournament play with USA Basketball starting on Saturday evening.

The Terps’ rising juniors are two of 12 players to be listed on the USA’s roster for the event, which will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. USA Basketball will compete against the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Argentina to round out the group stage. The team’s first game will come against the Dominican Republic Saturday at 6:10 p.m. EDT. Each AmeriCup game will be televised on ESPN+.

The top four teams from the tournament will move on to play in one of four 2022 FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournaments for a chance to earn a spot in the 2022 FIBA World Cup field.

Miller and Owusu were big factors in Maryland’s success last season as both guards helped the Terps capture their fifth Big Ten tournament title. Owusu was given Third Team All-America honors from the Associated Press, while Miller made the All-Big Ten First Team as voted by both coaches and the media. The duo was also named co-Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Players.

In other news

Maryland women’s lacrosse’s Lizzie Colson was named IWLCA National Defender of the Year.

Maryland track and field’s Caleb Dean finished with a strong performance at the NCAA Championship, collecting an 11th place finish and Second Team All-American spot.

Maryland baseball’s Maxwell Costes has performed brilliantly when called upon in the postseason.

Maryland men’s basketball continues its countdown for the team’s top-10 plays of the 2021 season.

Maryland women’s golf’s Virunpat Olankitkunchai will represent the International Team at the Arnold Palmer Cup.