Maryland vs Duke

The season is almost over and I get the sense that Maryland is still trying to find its identity.  That's one of their key problems.  The Terps don't know who they are or what they do well.

Wells and Faust want to get out and run yet the Terps are a dominant rebounding team which lends itself to the halfcourt offense.  Unfortunately, with no quality point guard; Maryland can't effectively take advantage of their bigs down low or run an effective half court set.

My guess is that Howard's descent into sub par play has thrown a significant wrench into Turgeon's plans and caused the entire team to suffer.  With no reliable floor general, the Terps are susceptible to long scoring droughts.

For Maryland to have a chance against Duke, Layman and Aronhalt will need to be hot from deep, Faust will need to limit bad shots and the inside guys will need to hit FTs and get good looks down low.  Also, Duke will need to be relatively cold from deep.

This is basically a must-win for Maryland.  It's the Terps last chance to get a quality win against a ranked team.  Without one, it will be hard to make the case that the Terps are tournament worthy. 


Author: Jeremy | 2/15/2013 10:11:56 AM | Tags: duke, game threads, basketball |

Maryland vs Virginia

The importance of today's game can't be overstated. The Terps are likely going to fighting for the 5th at-large ACC bid with the Cavaliers.  That means that Maryland must at a minimum split the series with them. Virginia is coming off a 37-point drubbing of Clemson. Yes, 37 points.  UVA has had a relatively weak non-conference schedule (much li [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/10/2013 9:05:06 AM | Tags: game threads, basketball, virginia |

Maryland vs Virginia Tech

Every game from here on out is critical for the Terps--especially the road games.  Va Tech is not a good team.  Maryland wiped the court with them last month in Comcast. It's fair to expect a much closer affair in Blacksburg tonight; but anything less than a win is unacceptable.  The Terps need an undefeated week in the worst way.  It's starts [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/7/2013 2:23:39 PM | Tags: game threads, basketball, vatech |

Maryland vs Wake

If you are looking for a silver lining from last Wednesday's soul crushing loss; it would be that the team finally put the ball in the bucket with some consistency.  They didn't set the world on fire but they finally topped 70 points for the first time in a month. It's little solace since the major issues still remain.  The Terps lack of point g [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/2/2013 8:24:12 AM |

Maryland vs FSU

For the second time this month, I find myself in Las Vegas at a sales conference while Maryland is playing Florida State.  Lets hope the outcome is different.   The second half of that game was the beginning of the downward spiral for the Terps. Lowlights included 13 straight missed shots as Maryland frittered away 12 point lead. Now the Terp [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/30/2013 2:50:47 PM | Tags: game threads, fsu, basketball |

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 watche [...] Read More »

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, the Terps give u [...] 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 we were used to seeing t [...] 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 Virginia Tech 2 WEEKS A [...] 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 really concerne [...] Read More »

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