Turtle-Soup.com RSS Feed http://turtle-soup.com/ This is the website syndication feed for the Turtle-Soup.com What's After Melo? Melo is officially gone. Where does that leave our Terps? Clearly the young nucleus of Jackson, Huerter, and Cowan will form the backbone of the team. The additions of Bruno Fernando up front and Morsell in the backcourt will bring needed toughness. It was hard watching teams like South Carolina and Gonzaga defend so tenaciously in the Tourney knowing that Maryland just doesn't put forth that kind of effort consistently. Many are wondering if the loss of Melo may open things up fo... http://turtle-soup.com/2755/2017/04/05/whats-after-melo/?utm_source=turtle-soup.com&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=whats-after-melo Turtle-Soup.com 4/5/2017 7:17:53 PM I Hate Sports really. I do.  http://turtle-soup.com/2754/2017/03/16/i-hate-sports/?utm_source=turtle-soup.com&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=i-hate-sports Turtle-Soup.com 3/16/2017 10:14:42 PM NCAA Tourney Round 1: #6 Maryland vs. #11 Xavier It's here folks. The Terps begin their Tournament journey this evening against Xavier. Both teams have struggled down the stretch so there is no momentum heading into the contest. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Terps will not make a deep run if Justin Jackson doesn't get on track. The Terps were virtually unstoppable in January when Jackson was firing on all cylinders. He lost confidence in February and that has extended into March. He needs to figure it out for the Terps to have a... http://turtle-soup.com/2753/2017/03/16/ncaa-tourney-round-1-6-maryland-vs-11-xavier/?utm_source=turtle-soup.com&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ncaa-tourney-round-1-6-maryland-vs-11-xavier Turtle-Soup.com 3/16/2017 1:24:07 PM NCAA Tournament Preview It's hard to argue that Maryland didn't get over-seeded on Sunday. While the record (24-8) may warrant a #6 seed; the Terps have limped home (4-6 over their last 10 games) with some really bad losses (@ Penn State, home to Iowa, Big Ten Quarters vs Northwestern). In terms of their Tournament chances, it all depends which team shows up. Will it be the squad that started 20-2 and had a double-digit lead on Purdue or will it be the team that blew the Purdue game down the stretch and limped throu... http://turtle-soup.com/2752/2017/03/14/ncaa-tournament-preview/?utm_source=turtle-soup.com&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ncaa-tournament-preview Turtle-Soup.com 3/14/2017 12:33:40 PM Big Ten Quarterfinals: #25 Maryland vs Northwestern It has begun. The Big Ten Tourney has already provided us with its share of upsets. #1 seed Purdue is gone. The Terps have an opportunity in front of them. They take on a Northwestern that they dominated in Evanston last month. From there the path toughens but there are no teams in the conference that Maryland can't beat. Couple that with the tournament location in DC and the title is there for the taking. It starts tonight. If the Terps get off on the good foot, we could be in s... http://turtle-soup.com/2751/2017/03/10/big-ten-quarterfinals-25-maryland-vs-northwestern-/?utm_source=turtle-soup.com&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=big-ten-quarterfinals-25-maryland-vs-northwestern- Turtle-Soup.com 3/10/2017 6:02:03 PM Michigan State @ Maryland The Terps righted the ship earlier this week with a convincing 20 point win at lowly Rutgers. Today, the Terps have the chance to consolidate their gains with a win over a mightier foe, Michigan State. The Spartans will be fighting for their Tournament chances but the Terps have much at stake too. Maryland needs to win in order to secure a double bye in the Big Ten Tournament and they need to gather momentum as they prepare for the postseason. A loss and it will feel a bit like back to... http://turtle-soup.com/2750/2017/03/03/michigan-state-maryland/?utm_source=turtle-soup.com&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=michigan-state-maryland Turtle-Soup.com 3/3/2017 11:32:40 PM Maryland @ Rutgers Tomorrow's game against Rutgers is an absolute must win if Maryland is to avoid any bubble talk. To put it simply, the wheels have fallen off the bus in February. The Terps had a magnificent January (New Year's weekend vs Nebraska was the only blemish) and have followed it up losing 5 of 7 in February.  The problem is primarily defense. You can't give up 84 points to Iowa. What particularly troubling is the Terps performances in the second halves of games. Here's a stat: Maryland has b... http://turtle-soup.com/2748/2017/02/27/maryland-rutgers/?utm_source=turtle-soup.com&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=maryland-rutgers Turtle-Soup.com 2/27/2017 5:31:03 PM #24 Maryland vs Iowa  Reeling. 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 ... http://turtle-soup.com/2747/2017/02/25/24-maryland-vs-iowa/?utm_source=turtle-soup.com&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=24-maryland-vs-iowa Turtle-Soup.com 2/25/2017 1:54:29 PM #24 Maryland vs Minnesota 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 Terps got manhandled on the glass (18 offensive boards!) and you just can't win that way.  Trimble has been great the last two games but the Terps ar... http://turtle-soup.com/2746/2017/02/21/24-maryland-vs-minnesota-/?utm_source=turtle-soup.com&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=24-maryland-vs-minnesota- Turtle-Soup.com 2/21/2017 9:23:09 PM #23 Maryland @ Northwestern 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 tier Big Ten team and Welsh-Ryan Arena will be rocking tonight. The Wildcats are coming off arguably their biggest win in program history at Wisconsin a... http://turtle-soup.com/2745/2017/02/15/23-maryland-northwestern/?utm_source=turtle-soup.com&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=23-maryland-northwestern Turtle-Soup.com 2/15/2017 5:17:25 PM