Maryland vs #13 Iowa State

If Terp fans wanted any indication of how beaten down we've been over the last few years, one need only look to the last five minutes of last night's game against Arizona State.  I think we all felt that after giving up the lead, the Terps would just collapse as they always do and we'd lose another close game.  It didn't happen.  The combination of Dez Wells and Melo Trimble willed the Terps to victory against a good Sun Devils squad.

Sure, the Terps lacked in perimeter defense but Arizona State still had to knock down the 3PTers, which they did at a better than 50% clip.  That's an impressive display.  Somehow, Maryland was able to overcome it.  Trimble in particular was sublime.  He did everything.  He scored from beyond the arc, at the stripe, and in the paint.  He's amazing.

The Terps passed the ball well even though the assist totals did not reflect.  I think part of the issue is the lack of a reliable interior scorer coupled with the fact that no one other than Trimble was hitting 3's. 

Layman was active going to the basket and he just seems so much stronger this year.  You gotta love that.  Ceko is maturing before our eyes. He's gotten better with every game and I'm excited to see him develop into a force as the season progresses. Damonte Dodd registered 4 blocks.

Now comes the real test.  Iowa State is a top 15 team that made it to the Elite Eight last year.  The Mayor, Fred Hoiberg is a great coach and his team will be ready to play.  Georges Niang is All-America candidate who averages nearly 23 points per game. 

If the Terps win, it will be dreamland.  It's possible that we'd be ranked and 7-0 heading into a huge game at home against UVA.  Now that would be something.

Author: Jeremy | 11/25/2014 12:38:43 PM |

Maryland vs Arizona State

Today is when the rubber meets the road.  Today is when the bullets start flying for real.  Use whatever cliche you wish.  The young Terps will fast their first real competition of the season when they tip-off against Arizona State in Kansas City this evening.  I think this Tournament used to be sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts but who really knows [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/24/2014 10:34:06 AM |

Gameday: Maryland vs Michigan

After an absence of lord knows how many years, I will be attending a Maryland football game tomorrow. That's right, I'm headed to the Big House to see which of these two teams is the least mediocre.  The winner will be declared the best-worst team in the Big Ten.  Can you feel the excitement? In all seriousness, the Terps have a chance to cap of [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/21/2014 8:34:36 PM |

Maryland vs Fordham

Maryland tips off its third game tonight at 730ET.  It's hard not to be encouraged from the first two games.  The Terps didn't beat anyone by 30+ points last year and already, we have two 30+ point wins.  Fordham is a step up but it should still be a blow out win.  A solid performance, and we'll all be feeling good heading into next week's tour [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/20/2014 10:50:03 AM |

Maryland vs Central Connecticut State

The Terps kicked off the season with a resounding win.  The victory against Wagner represented the largest margin of victory since....wait for it....2010.  Yep, that's right.  It's the largest margin of victory of the Turgeon era.  Before we start booking our travel for March, we need to see a little more. Dez Wells, despite the ankle scare, lo [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/17/2014 9:47:31 AM |

Gameday: Maryland vs Michigan State

The Terps welcome Sparty to the friendly confines of Byrd Stadium this evening.  Both teams are bowl eligible although the respective national profiles are quite different.  Michigan State was in the national championship discussion up until last weekend, while our Terps have been on the cusp of relevance all year. The quest for relevance is in [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/15/2014 7:57:27 AM |

Basketball Tip-Off: Maryland vs Wagner

The Maryland Men's Basketbal season begins in earnest tonight against Wagner.  My feeling as we begin the season are not particularly strong.  This team has many question marks and all of them need to be answered in the affirmative if Maryland is going to have a good year. The biggest ones are: 1.  Is Melo Trimble able to lead the offense?  Ear [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/14/2014 4:07:13 PM |

We Beat Penn State And Played A Basketball Game Yesterday

2-35-1 never felt so good, huh?  We all know that Penn State is turrible but yesterday the Terps did something that had never happened before.  They won a football game in State College, PA.  I felt like my old self watching this game.  I was yelling at the TV, pacing back and forth.  All the old hatreds for Penn State came flowing back.  I rem [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/2/2014 6:47:59 AM |

Maryland vs Penn State

Maryland hasn't beaten Penn State since the early sixties.  The Terps record against the Nittany Lions all-time 1-35-1.  Maryland has never won in Happy Valley.  It's an awful history.  One that can't be wiped clean with a victory today, but a win today will certainly feel like a new start. Penn State is not good.  Maryland might not be much bet [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/31/2014 10:24:19 PM |

Maryland vs Wisconsin

By all accounts, Maryland has no chance tomorrow.  The Terps have never been to Camp Randall Stadium where the Badgers enjoy a formidable home field advantage.  What's more, Wisconsin is huge upfront and possesses the second-best running attack in the nation. Maryland is a bit under-sized in the trenches and this looks like a classic mismatch.  [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/24/2014 8:01:23 PM |
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