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After Bender's pregame proposal, No. 24 Maryland stays engaged for 69-60 win over Minnesota

After Bender's pregame proposal, No. 24 Maryland stays engaged for 69-60 win over Minnesota

Senior night at Xfinity Center began for Maryland with little-used forward Ivan Bender kneeling at midcourt and proposing to his longtime girlfriend Friday.

It ended with coach Mark Turgeon wearing a towel around his neck to his postgame news conference in honor of his team’s other senior, former walk-on Andrew Terrell.

In between, junior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. and freshman forward Jalen Smith helped the No. 24 Terps end their two-game losing streak with a 69-60 win over Minnesota.

Cowan, who played poorly in losses at Penn State and to then-No. 9 Michigan, came out his personal funk with a team-high 21 points and five assists.

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