- The Washington Times - Monday, February 10, 2020

The Maryland men’s basketball team held its ground inside the top 10 in the Associated Press poll. Now the women’s team are part of the party again.

The Maryland women, winners of nine straight games, jumped three spots to No. 10 in the national women’s basketball poll this week while the men’s team remained No. 9.

It’s the first time the Terrapin women were ranked in the top 10 since the first week of December. They were No. 4 in the country in the AP preseason poll but had a bumpy nonconference schedule.

Maryland was ranked as low as No. 20 just three weeks ago, but the Terrapins have rattled off nine wins since Jan. 12, including by margins of 41 points over Michigan State and 29 over Rutgers.

On Thursday, Maryland hosts No. 17 Iowa for a chance to take control of the Big Ten. The two teams are tied atop the conference standings with two losses each.

On the men’s side, the top nine teams stayed the same as a week ago. The Terrapins beat Rutgers at home and then-No. 20 Illinois on the road last week.

Up next for the men: A home game against last-place Nebraska and a visit to Michigan State, the preseason No. 1 which fell out of the top 25 this week.

Baylor still leads the men’s poll, followed by Gonzaga, Kansas, San Diego State and Louisville in the top five. Tenth-ranked Seton Hall was the only new entry in the top 10.

• This story is based in part on wire service reports.

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