Maryland Basketball Remains No. 7 In AP Top 25 Rankings

After a 2-0 week, Maryland men’s basketball remains No. 7 in the AP Top 25 rankings, released Nov. 11.

Kentucky moves up one spot to No. 1, followed by Duke (preseason No. 4) and Michigan State (preseason No. 1). 

The Terps opened the season with a 95-71 win against Holy Cross Nov. 5 and then defeated Rhode Island, 73-55, Nov. 9. 

The Terps’ depth was on full display against Holy Cross, with 11 players getting on the scoreboard and four finishing in double figures. Sophomore forward Jalen Smith led the way with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Junior guard Darryl Morsell came off the bench and notched 12 points in the first half and 15 in the game, and senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. and sophomore guard Eric Ayala added 12 each.

Against Rhode Island, sophomore guard Aaron Wiggins recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and 13 boards. Smith led all scorers for the second straight game, using a late burst to finish with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Maryland shot 44.6 percent from the floor, while holding Rhode Island to 29.9 percent.
Up next, Maryland hosts Oakland at Xfinity Center at noon Nov. 16.

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