Maryland vs Duke

The Terps head to Cameron today to take on a Duke squad that is licking its wounds after a pasting vs. Miami earlier in the week.  That game should give the Terps encouragement.  Not only does it make Duke look beatable, but it also gives the Terps a better feeling about their loss to Miami.

That loss was one of the worst games I've ever watched, yet Maryland was in it the whole time.  We've all watched this team descend into a maddening morass of offensive inefficiency.  It's been inexplicable. Yet, they've only suffered one regrettable loss- FSU at home.  The road losses to Miami and UNC are respectable.  A loss to Duke today would be as well, but lets hope that's not a foregone conclusion.

The offense showed signs of life against BC.  Strangely, Maryland's best stretches came with Dez Wells at the point.  That demonstrates the depth of the problem that Turgeon is facing at the point.  Pe'Shon Howard's game has disintegrated and Faust doesn't have the handle or the vision to run the offense.  Allen is too raw and doesn't see the court well enough so the job may belong to Wells.

It's scary to think how many turnovers the Terps might have today in Cameron.  We've got 7 freshman or sophomores playing serious minutes and Duke always plays that harassing back court defense.  Throw in the screaming dorks from the stands and it could get ugly.

To win, Maryland will need to hit threes.  Aronhalt and Layman will need to knock down some shots to open things up for our big men and take some pressure off the half court offensive execution.  It wouldn't hurt to force a few turnovers either.  Maryland plays well in transition and we need all the easy baskets we can get.

I'm sure Turgeon has been devouring the film of the Duke/Miami game and I hope he's found a few nuggets to knock Duke off their heels.

Go Terps!

Author: Jeremy | 1/26/2013 8:31:37 AM | Tags: duke, basketball, game threads |

Maryland vs BC

Happy MLK Day everyone.  I hope that whatever you are doing that you have time to contemplate what today is supposed to be about. It's not just a "day off" but a moment to honor the struggle of a people and ability of love to triumph over hate. While Baltimore and it's expats (me!!) are trying to come down from yesterday's high, t [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/21/2013 2:03:43 PM | Tags: basketball, game threads, bc |

Maryland vs UNC

UNC is not the same UNC we are used to seeing.  They look vulnerable.  Desmond Hubert is regularly involved in things.  Remember him?  Desperate Terp fans were briefly enamored with him Jordan Williams abandoned us.  Regardless, this is not the same UNC team were used to seeing. However, these Terps aren't the same Terps [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/18/2013 10:44:50 PM | Tags: basketball, unc, game threads |

Terps Get Big Win; Double-U Tee Eff Is Wrong With Offense??

I can't for the life of me figure out what is wrong with the offense.  Turgeon's complaining that they can't even run his plays out of timeouts.  Len, Cleare, Faust, Wells are all missing layups and dunks.  No one can hit a jump shot. Is it the point play?  Is it Wells? Is it Turgeon? The Terps scored 91 points against Vir [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/16/2013 7:56:44 PM |

Maryland vs NC State Thread

Like the rest of Terp Nation, this two-game sojourn into the wilderness of hideous basketball has me concerned.  For the most part, I chalked it up to lackluster PG play combined with an inability to hit shots.  Both things are fixable. That was until Mark Turgeon floated out the idea of moving Nick Faust over to point.  Now, I'm [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/16/2013 4:07:54 PM | Tags: basketball, game thread, nc state |

The Wheels Fall Off In Miami

What just happened?  I thought I turned on a college basketball game and instead I watched a girl's middle school basketball team take on the Miami Hurricanes.  I deleted all traces of the game from my DVR for fear that it would permeate into my HD TV and somehow destroy it. Whatever momentum, sense of self, and offensive flow that the [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/13/2013 8:09:11 PM | Tags: basketball, game recap, miami |

Maryland vs Miami

I'd say half the Terp fans out there are Ravens fans and the other half are Skins fans.  The former are riding high right now after the most exhilarating win in franchise history.  The unlikely playoff run has proven the power leadership can have on helping teams achieve goals. Ray Lewis has inspired the team to play at a level they'v [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/13/2013 9:12:53 AM |

Maryland vs Florida State

Greetings from CES and Las Vegas!  I've been at this insane conference all week and barely have 30 seconds to throw up this post.  This is a huge game for Maryland heading into a two-game stretch including the first ACC road game (Miami) and then our first ranked open since Kentucky (NC State).  Maryland must win this game at hom [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/9/2013 5:27:56 PM |

Terps Crush Hokies, 94-71

In the history of Maryland basketball, the Terps have had better ACC openers, but I don't remember them. Granted, Virginia Tech is not Duke, but good teams (dare I say great?) blow out average teams and that's what happened today at the Comcast Center. What a dominant performance! Watching the game, you never got the sense that the Hokies ever h [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/5/2013 12:41:41 PM | Tags: virginia tech, basketball, recaps |

ACC Opener: VaTech vs Maryland

We are finally here Terp fans! Turgeon and crew are set to tip off at Noon ET tomorrow.   Virginia Tech poses an interesting test.  They have some nice wins (Ok St) and some perplexing losses (Georgia Southern). The Hokies sport the leading scorer in the ACC (Erick Green) but lack depth.  They remind me of last year's Terps squad. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/4/2013 4:51:46 PM | Tags: acc, basketball, game thread |
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