September 16, 2019

Maryland Basketball: Terps put a statement win on their resume by beating the No. 3 Iowa Hawkeyes

Having already lost to North Carolina and Michigan State, the Maryland Terrapins were running out of chances to put a win against an elite team on their tournament resume. Enter: the hottest team in America, the No. 3 Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa had great matchups with Jarrod Uthoff and Peter Jok, which meant the Terps had to bring their A-game, even at home.

Maryland did an “unbelievable” job on defense, according to Mark Turgeon, and that was the difference in the game when they could not continue their hot start. The efficiency from Robert Carter Jr. and Rasheed Sulaimon carried Maryland to a 74-68 victory over the Hawkeyes.

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Maryland Basketball: Michigan State plays harder as Terps lose their third game of the year

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While the Lady Terps bout with the Michigan State Spartans was canceled due to Winter Storm Jonas, the Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball got out to East Lansing prior to the blizzard. In a matchup between the two best teams in the Big Ten — although Iowa climbing fast — the Terps and Spartans waged war after three encounters last season. From the first half alone it was clear that the Spartans played harder. They played their “hardest in years” according to Tom Izzo, and 17 offensive rebounds prove it. In a game where Melo Trimble did his thing, scoring 24 points, he didn’t get much in the way of help. The Terps fell 74-65 for their third loss of the year.

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Maryland Basketball: Terps respond to first conference loss by blowing out Buckeyes

Fresh off their first loss in over a month, since Dec. 1 against UNC, the Maryland Terrapins looked to respond in the comfortable confines of Xfinity Center. Since the change in name from Comcast in July 2014, the Terps are a whopping 29-1 in friendly territory. Mark Turgeon and company were looking at this as a “must-win” game, as the tournament committee judges heavily on back-to-back losses.

Maryland got it done on both ends of the floor easily to win their ninth straight game following a loss. When the starters left the game the Terps were up 91-47, hitting two out of three shots from the field. The Terrapins hit the century mark for the first time in a conference game since 2002 vs. Virginia on their way to demolishing Ohio State, 100-65.

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Maryland Basketball: Terps comeback against Michigan falls short on the road

Coming off of a clutch victory against the Wisconsin Badgers where sophomore guard Melo Trimble did this, the Maryland Terrapins had a quick turnaround before going right back on the road again. This time — a visit to Ann Arbor to play the Michigan Wolverines. Luckily for the Terps, they avoided NBA prospect and 17.6 points per game scorer Caris LeVert (left leg) for the second straight season.

Unlucky for the Terps is that John Beilein’s club made 12 3s in the game in what seemed like a nightmare to last year’s Indiana game. The Terrapins defense was a let down late and Maryland dropped their first Big Ten game of the year, 70-67, when Rasheed Sulaimon‘s “good look” did not fall.

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Maryland Basketball: Diamond Stone leads Terps to epic comeback against Penn State in Big Ten opener

The Maryland Terrapins worked out some rustiness, following a two week stretch with just one game, against Marshall on Saturday to get ready for conference play. With No. 1 Michigan State getting upset by Iowa last night, Mark Turgeon was wary for his team not to overlook Penn State (9-4). Things looked bleak when the Terps trailed by 13 points late in the game, but Diamond Stone would not let his team down. The freshman went off for 39 points in a dominating performance to give Maryland a 70-64 victory over Penn State to begin Big Ten play.

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Maryland Basketball: Terps handle Princeton in first appearance in Baltimore since 1999

With finals week over and an end to the fall semester, the Maryland Terrapins traveled to Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore to compete for the first time this century. In a game that was meant to help recruiting in the area, the Terps faced off against the spread offense from the Princeton Tigers. After a scare early, Maryland outlasted the Tigers with a strong second half to earn a 82-61 victory. The nullification of the Princeton offense will serve as a good learning tool for the Terps if they see a similar style of play in the NCAA tournament.

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Maryland Basketball: Terps take care of business against undermanned Eastern Shore in Saturday matinee

Coming off of their best win of the young season, a 76-66 win over UConn, No. 6 Maryland took on Maryland-Eastern Shore at home during a slow stretch where the Terps will play just two games in 15 days. The Terps had no trouble putting away their in-state rivals, 77-56, on Saturday. Melo Trimble led Maryland with 18 points, while Diamond Stone and Jared Nickens has 12 points apiece.

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Maryland Basketball: Terps get back on track against St. Francis after first loss of the season

In arguably what was the Maryland Terrapins best shooting performance of the season against UNC, they looked to minimize the turnovers and up the defense going forward. For the first time all year, the Terps controlled things from coast-to-coast with a convincing victory over St. Francis (PA), 96-55.

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Maryland Basketball: Terps enjoy keeping it close, but hold on in the clutch again to get past Illinois State

The No. 2 Maryland Terrapins took off for Mexico not just to play basketball but to have a team bonding week for everyone to loosen up, according to Mark Turgeon after the Rider game. After a couple of days enjoying the Cancun scene, the Terps were brought back to focus with their matchup against the Illinois State Redbirds. Maryland put their fans on the edge of their seats again, but used a late run once again to breakaway from Illinois State and win 77-66. Here are five things you need to know: [Read more…]

Maryland Basketball: In a game of runs, #3 Terps comeback to knock off the Georgetown Hoyas

It took two universities, separated just 17 miles apart, 22 years to renew a rivalry that was budding through most of the mid-20th century. Maryland is in a much different place as a program as in 1993, Gary Williams used it as a program turning game, while today Mark Turgeon was just trying to maintain their #3 ranking as the team continues to build chemistry. A great game to watch for non-fans, but a heart attack variety if you were invested, SportsCenter was hosted after a thrilling 75-71 Maryland victory that Turgeon called a “big relief”.

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