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Maryland Terrapins Basketball News: Regular Season and Preseason Updates
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12/8/2012: The Maryland Basketball team forged on in their promising season, racking up two wins the past week. First up was a Wednesday night tilt against the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Their opposition was winless at the time, so the Terps came in expecting little trouble, and that is exactly what happened. The Terps opened with an alternative lineup that featured players like Logan Aronhalt and Charles Mitchell. Despite that, the Terps dominated from start to finish, tallying a 100-68 victory. In all, 14 players logged minutes for the Terps, with most providing meaningful contributions. The Terps shot an impressive 61% from the floor, including sinking 10 of 20 from downtown.
Moving on to Saturday, the Terps again were facing a less regarded opponent, however a bit stiffer in terms of competition. South Carolina State rolled into town with an even record of 4-4. The Terps won a more measured, defensive battle by the final score of 61-46. Alex Len was the only player on the Terps to log double digit scoring, but contributions were made up and down the roster, as the Terps did not have their finest shooting day.
With this past week's victories, the Terps now move to 8-1, their most impressive start since the 2006-2007 season. Though not against the most impressive competition in the world, still a great start. All the new pieces look like they are beginning the gel and the Terps have a few more weeks before they begin the meat and potatoes portion of their schedule with some ACC games.
12/1/2012: In a preview of future conference matchups, Maryland traveled to Evanston to face off against the Wildcats of Northwestern. The Wilcats came in at a perfect 6-0, though many of their wins came against less than stellar competition.
In the first half, the game was a close affair, with the Terps leading by a basket 28-26. However things swung in the Terp's favor early in the second half. Maryland scored on its first ten possessions and never looked back. The game ended with a final score of 77-57, probably Maryland's most dominant win of the season yet.
Many members of the team had outstanding performances, but none were belter than the show Dez Wells put up. Wells sunk 9 of 11 field goal attempts along with 4 free throws, giving him 23 points, the highest total in the game. To go along with the early season theme, the big men also made gigantic contributions. James Padgett and Alex Len combined for over 20 points and 19 rebounds. Overall it was a pretty efficient night for the Terps, shooing at 52 percent of the night, while the Wildcats were held to 34 percent shooting.
It remains to be seen how big this win over the Wildcats is, as the jury is still out on Northwestern. Despite that, the Terps picked up a nice win against a major conference opponent. The fans better get used to this, as the starting in 2014 the Terps will be on the opposite side of the ACC/Big Ten challenge.
11/24/2012: Amidst all the hubbub of the University of Maryland's move to the Big Ten conference, quietly the Terps pressed on in one of their final seasons in the ACC. The Terps had two games on their slate, both home games against lesser regarded opponents. This is the time of year for a program to stock up on wins and fine tune the plays and the roster, and Maryland is no difference.
The Terps first welcomed the Lafayette Leopards to Comcast Center. The Leopards came in with a 1-3 record and the result was predictable to say the least. The Terps cruised to an 83-74 victory that was not as close as the score indicates. The Terps had five players score in the double digits, including Dez Wells, James Padgett, Alex Len, and Nick Faust. Maryland won the game on the strength of their inside game. The Terps scored 50 points in the paint to go alongside a 44-28 rebounding advantage.
Next up were the Eagles of Georgia Southern. In a more defense-oriented game, the Terps won a methodical game 70-53. The Terps once again won due to their dominance inside, out rebounding the Eagles 45 to 23.
Maryland will have a tougher go at it over the next week, having to visit Northwestern in the ACC/Big Ten challenge. The Wildcats are 6-0 and look to be a tough challenge for the Terps. Outside of that, the Terps also have George Mason on the docket, who are also going strong in the CAA.
11/17/2012: Early into the 2012-2013 season, hopes are high for the University of Maryland basketball team. Second year coach Mark Turgeon looks to build his own legacy while adding on to an already impressive basketball tradition at the school. Maryland has a load of impressive newcomers this season, from Xavier transfer Dez Wells to prized freshman Jake Layman and Shaquille Cleare. Many expect Maryland to make a return to the NCAA tournament and some are even expecting some grander things on the national level. First things first though, they need to rack up some wins.
The season opener provided a glimpse of what may be coming. Though it counts as a loss, the Terp's tough game against Kentucky showed what they are made of. This was a game few expected the Terps to even be competitive in and it showed in the first half. The Terps got off to a slow start, facing a 13 point deficit at halftime. But the Terps came storming back in the second half, outscoring Kentucky 33-23. Though a valiant effort, it was not enough as the Terps fell 72-69. But if there ever was a moral victory, this was it, hangin tough against a proven national powerhouse.
With the Kentucky game out of the way, the Terps can afford some tune up sessions against some lesser regarded opponents. The Terps steamrolled Moorehead State 67-45 and also had little trouble with LIU Brookyln. The Terps are off to a strong start at 2-1 and have a little time for its young roster of freshmen and sophomores to gel.
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