Despite Tuesday’s loss at Penn State, the Maryland men’s basketball team remains in latest Associated Press Top 25. The Terps (21-4, 9-3 Big Ten) fell two spots to No. 23.
Coach Mark Turgeon’s team bounced back from perhaps its worst offensive performance of the season against the Nittany Lions with an 86-77 home win over Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. Freshmen guards Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter combined to score 37 points, leading the Terps to victory on a day the program honored former coach Lefty Drisell.
Maryland is tied with Purdue for second place in the Big Ten, but the Terps are entering the toughest two-game stretch of their season.
They travel to Evanston, Illinois, on Wednesday to face Northwestern (19-6, 8-4), the conference’s fourth-place team that earned a road win Sunday against No. 11 Wisconsin. The Terps then play the Badgers (21-4, 10-2) on Sunday.