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Terps rank No. 24 in latest AP poll

Maryland finds itself in the latest AP top 25 poll.

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The University of Maryland climbed into the AP top 25 poll for the first time this season.

The poll, which came out on Monday, has the Terps ranked No. 24 in the nation.

Maryland is off to a solid start, supporting a 6-0 record. The Terps are coming off a 104-67 victory over Marshall last Friday. Junior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. led the way with 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Freshman guard Eric Ayala tallied 20 points.

The Terps joins No. 7 Michigan, No. 9 Michigan State, No. 14 Iowa, No. 16 Ohio State, No. 19 Purdue and No. 22 Wisconsin as Big Ten teams in the top 25.

Gonzaga is ranked first in the AP poll after beating Duke in the Maui Invitational championship. Duke dropped to third, while Nevada is ranked fifth after being in sixth place in the last poll.

Cowan and sophomore forward/center Bruno Fernando are Maryland’s top two scorers, averaging around 16 points per game. Maryland has been impressive offensively, as the team averages 84 points per game, while shooting 50 percent from the floor.

Maryland will play fourth ranked Virginia at home on Wednesday as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

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