There is no other way to describe the Terps right now. Losers of 4 of their last 6, the Terps seem to be running out of steam. Maryland has had leads in the second half during three of the four losses. The issue is hard to pinpoint but it's easy to point to the fact that we start three freshman and they are currently playing the longest season of their careers.
Turgeon needs to help them find their way through. It also warrants mentioning that that the league is adjusting to Heurter, Cowan and Jackson as more of their game film becomes available and their tendencies can be charted and then game planned against.
The Big Ten title hopes are now gone but it's critical that Maryland hang on to a top 4 finish. The only way that doesn't happen is if they drop games against Iowa and Rutgers. Either loss would be inexcusable but given where the Terps are right now, nothing can be taken for granted.
Today's game is critical. Get back to winning. Gather some momentum and prepare for the post season.
First of all, I want to apologize for not putting up a game thread for the Wisconsin game. It's the first time that's happened and I promise it won't happen again. Sunday's defeat was disheartening. Not so much because we lost but in the way we lost. Wisconsin turned it on in the second half and Maryland couldn't match the intensity. The Terp [...] Read More »
Shit's about to get real for the Maryland Basketball Team. We've had a nice season to date with a couple of strange bumps, but on the whole, this team has exceeded all expectations and is poised for the postseason. The schedule get tougher starting tonight. Amazingly, historical doormat Northwestern has solidified its place as an upper ti [...] Read More »
This week's loss to Penn State was the team's worst performance since the Pitt game and it leaves the Terps in desperation mode against Ohio State today. With a difficult road week ahead (@Northwestern @Wisconsin), a loss could send the team into a tailspin. The problem is multi faceted but part of the issue is Trimble's shot selection. H [...] Read More »
The Terps must rebound after Saturday's heartbreak as they go on the road to State College tomorrow. If this team has a weakness, it's that there is sometimes too much deference to Melo Trimble down the stretch. It happened in the Nebraska game and it happened again down the stretch against Purdue. Melo is so good that Turgeon is right to [...] Read More »
Incredibly, the Terps are 3-point underdogs at home tomorrow when they take on the Purdue Boilermakers. That's astounding when you consider that the Terps have a better record against like opponents (they've lost to Iowa and Minnesota), the Terps are ranked higher, and it's a home game. I think it is going to be a close game but the lack [...] Read More »
If you haven't fallen I love with this Terp team yet, then what are you waiting for? Maryland did it again on Saturday. They came from behind with a sublime second half effort against and stout Minnesota squad. Make no mistake, the Gophers didn't blow the game, the Terps just took it from them. Maryland was deadly from behind the arc and [...] Read More »
The Terps face their toughest road test so far when they travel to Minneapolis to take on the Gophers tomorrow afternoon. The Terps riding high having won 5 straight conference games but there are some areas of concern. Over the last two games, Maryland has turned the ball over 39 times and yielded 43 offensive rebounds to their opponents [...] Read More »
Maryland returns home tomorrow to face Rutgers. At 17-2, the Terps are flying high. Maryland is undefeated on the road this season (4-0 inclusive of Georgetown) and ranked for the second week in a row. Justin Jackson won co-freshman of the week and the Terps continue to play without the services of Dion Wiley and Mikael Cekovsky. I don't [...] Read More »
The Terps are ranked and it's about time. This team has put together a wonderful season thus far. That inexplicable Nebraska loss looks like it turned out to be a great lesson for the young Terps. They are finishing games at home and on the road. Tonight's contest pits them against a similar opponent. Iowa starts several freshman but also has [...] Read More »