"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.
The Terps will play home-and-home series against Iowa, Ohio State, Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, Rutgers and Michigan State.
Cowan led the Terps with 15.6 points per game last year.
The Terps' top-two scorers plan to hire agents but can still return.