Maryland is excited to be back in the postseason, even if it means playing in the NIT. There once was a time when the Terrapins were regulars in the NCAA tournament, but the program is currently in a rebuilding phase.
North Carolina and its four-guard lineup have a chance at another Atlantic Coast Conference championship — thanks in part to a Maryland guard whose last-gasp shot fell way short.
Wells scored a career-high 30 points and Maryland upset the Blue Devils 83-74 on Friday night in the ACC tournament quarterfinals.
Conference tournaments around college basketball get under way this week and now we try to identify NCAA Tournament bid thieves.
Dez Wells used to play for a team named for Chris Paul. With the namesake of his old squad watching from the sideline, the Maryland guard put on quite a show.
When pondering who the local Coach of the Year should be, don’t forget Maryland women’s basketball boss Brenda Frese just because her teams are always excellent.
Even when teams are constantly losing, they’ll say something along the lines of, ‘We just have to be more consistent.’ Of course, they are being consistent, consistently lousy that is.
Having lost four of seven since upsetting N.C. State at home in mid-January, the Maryland Terrapins are sputtering and face a critical threat of missing the NCAA tournament in a down year for the ACC. But bracketology expert for CBS Sports, Jerry Palm, says the Terps are pretty much cooked.
After seeing Maryland squander an 11-point lead and hit just one basket in the final 10 minutes of the first half, coach Mark Turgeon walked into the locker room at halftime and gave his team a direct message.
What would happen if you asked an expert to rank Maryland, Georgetown and Virginia Commonwealth from first to worst in 2013? That’s exactly what former Tennessee Volunteers coach Bruce Pearl did, and the response serves as a wake up call to longtime college basketball fans.