Smith returned to the Terps this season hungry to avenge last year's NCAA tournament defeat.
Aaron Wiggins and the freshman stood out, free-throw shooting did not.
“We want to be a little bit more complicated on defense."
"We’re trying to go onto bigger things, take the next step.”
This is the highest the Terps have been ranked since the 2015-16 season.
“Pizza and Chick-fil-A every day, that ain’t going to cut it,” Serrel Smith said.
“Now I’m just excited. I’m going to get a chance to play with no pain again.”
“We’ve all got a common goal in winning a national championship.”
Cowan is expected to be back early next week.
Cowan was one of three unanimous selections to the team.