The freshman showed how valuable he can be against the Gophers.
Andrew Terrell will now get to wave his towel on the bench as a scholarship player.
Maryland wraps up out-of-conference play against a team that already has a pair of upsets.
The Terps and Cavaliers last met in 2014.
Steffen had previously been with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.
Maryland was ranked 84th in the category last season.
Men's basketball season is officially back.