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Maryland lacrosse dominates Big Ten weekly awards

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

NCAA Lacrosse: Men’s Lacrosse Championship Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland lacrosse was well-represented in the weekly Big Ten awards, winning three of the seven conference honors. Bubba Fairman and Roman Puglise were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week on the men’s side, with Megan Taylor winning her third straight Defensive Player of the Week on the women’s side.

Fairman showed out in a win over Villanova last week, with career highs of six points and four goals. The sophomore also added two assists in the 17-7 win, and was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Team of the Week for his performance.

For Puglise, it was his second time earning the honor in the last month. He caused a turnover and added two points in the win, with an assist and his third goal of the season. The sophomore also scooped up a team-high four ground balls.

Taylor has dominated in goal, earning her third straight Defensive Player of the Week award for the second time in her career. In wins over No. 8 Penn and a conference-opening win over Ohio State, Taylor had a .700 save percentage with 21 saved to just nine goals allowed. The senior notched her 600th save against the Buckeyes, which is the highest active career total.

In other news

Men’s basketball will open its NCAA Tournament run against Belmont on Thursday at 3:10 p.m. ET. The Bruins opened March Madness with a First Four win over Temple.

The Terps traveled to Florida yesterday to get ready for the matchup.

Justin took a look at how past First Four winners have pulled off upsets, and what that cold mean for the Terps.

The podcast also returned to look at how March could go for Maryland.

Don’t forget to join our annual bracket challenge!

The women’s bracket reveal came a little early, due to a gaffe, but Brenda Frese still has her squad ready to go.

Football will host its pro day on March 27, with 15 players. The list is headlined by draft combine standout Darnell Savage, as well as pro hopefuls Damian Prince, Ty Johnson and All-American Tre Watson.

Softball had a rough outing Tuesday, falling to Virginia 7-1 at home.

Meanwhile, baseball opened a two-game midweek slate with an 11-4 win over Elon.

Former Terp Hope Gouterman will head to her alma mater to take over the Sherwood women’s soccer team.

In pro Terps news, Brandon Lowe signed a six-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays for $24 million, one for each year he’s been alive (I don't know if that's actually where the number came from but it's also true).