#10 Maryland vs Rutgers

We are in the home stretch folks.  The Terps play two winnable road games before heading to Chicago for the Big Ten Tournament.  Rutgers played the Terps close in College Park earlier in the year but they are a vastly inferior team.  Maryland should win easily and I expect a decent away crowd with all of the NY/NJ alumni heading to New Brunswick. 

A double-digit win would be nice but Maryland hasn't been blowing teams out since early January so don't expect it.  Much has been made of Maryland's poor rankings with the sites and ratings services that employ "advanced metrics".  The Terps are not an "efficient" team apparently.  They just grind out wins and don't make crucial mistakes at the end of games.  I guess there aren't ways to account for that with advanced statistics. 

None of this matters of course.  Sure, we'd like to see the Terps winning with style.  At the core of it, when Maryland steps on to the court against anyone, they have three super-talented starters (Wells, Trimble, Layman) who would likely start for the opponent. Not many teams can say that. 

For those looking ahead to the Big Ten Tournament, we should all hope that we avoid Illinois in the quarterfinals.  The United Center won't feel like a neutral site for that matchup.  Otherwise, it'd be nice to get a revenge win against Iowa.  That's my preference.

Author: Jeremy | 3/3/2015 10:21:53 AM |

#14 Maryland vs Michigan

Tuesday's game will forever be known as the Dez Wells Game.  What a performance he turned in. He willed the Terps to victory.  The crowd was electric.  Apparently, all that's needed to get the students to turn out for a game is a coordinated flash mob but I digress. The Terps are now poised to earn a protected seen in the NCAAs.  Maryland has to [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/27/2015 10:34:17 AM |

#14 Maryland vs #5 Wisconsin

The big game is here.  The Terps are desperate to prove that they can beat a good team following some disheartening blowout road losses and a few close wins against conference bottom feeders. There are many doubters out there (Seth Davis being the most prominent). From where I sit, I have seen the Terps improve their shooting dramatically over t [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/22/2015 9:08:07 PM |

#16 Maryland vs Nebraska

After watching last night's epic Duke v North Carolina game, it is a little hard to stomach an underwhelming conference opponent like Nebraska coming to town.  Don't get me wrong.  This Nebraska squad is a decent one, it's just they aren't Duke or Carolina.  We are all excited about being a part of the Big Ten but the timing here hurts a bit.  Hard [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/19/2015 9:26:40 AM |

#19 Maryland vs Penn State

The Terps pulled out a close one on Wednesday against a capable and talented Indiana squad.  It was the first game in nearly a month where Maryland's big three all played well. Damonte Dodd reemerged as a defensive presence and Jared Nickens finally found his stroke.  All of that translated into a win despite the Terps giving up 15 offensive reboun [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/14/2015 7:34:04 AM |

#19 Maryland vs Indiana

Somehow Maryland is still a ranked a team.  They haven't played well in nearly a month and there is no indication that anything is close to changing. The team has fallen behind by 10+ in the first half in 4 of their last 5 games.  Nothing is going right.  The defense is disjointed.  The offense is a mess. Tomorrow's game against Indiana is crit [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/10/2015 5:15:43 PM |

#17 Maryland vs Iowa

Maryland beat Penn State this week but it was hardly a resounding win.  Penn State went toe to toe with the Terps.  A month ago, Maryland probably wins the game by 15 points but things are a bit different now. With so many freshman logging crucial minutes, the Terps have hit a bit of a trough.  Melo Trimble is the straw that stirs the drink and [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/8/2015 7:34:11 AM |

#17 Maryland vs Penn State

The Terps have been stewing for a week as they try to work the stink off from the Ohio State debacle.  It's a pivotal time for Maryland and Coach Turgeon.  The Terps clearly lost some of their mojo during the most recent three game stretch.  Indiana shot the lights out.  Northwestern took us to the brink at home.  Ohio State blew us out of Colu [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/3/2015 8:05:57 AM |

Terps Mauled In Columbus

How bad was it?? We will drop out of the top 25 with a blowout loss on national tv. no doubt there. 3 straight games with double-digit deficits in the second half. No inside play at all. the big 3 (Layman, Melo and Wells) shot 7 for 30. 7 for 30. The whole team quit at the under 8 timeout. They have to sit with this loss for a week. If they [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/29/2015 7:42:32 PM |

#16 Maryland vs Ohio State

The Terps will have their hands full tonight.  Road games in the B1G are a grind.  The officiating has been universally horrible with a bias towards the home team.  The teams fish in similar talent pools so pulling out road wins is a rarity.  Maryland has had good success but only when the defense is playing at an elite level.  The last two gam [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/29/2015 12:32:24 PM |
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