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, looked like a man amongst boys out there.  He looks the part of a guy who will play at the next level.  He's the number 1 option on offense and appears ready to make the leap to all-conference first-teamer.

Jake Layman displayed the all-around game that we will need from him in order to compete this year.  He scored 16 points and none of those points came from beyond the arc.  He led the team in rebounding, and as a bonus, also led the team in assists.  We'll see what happens when the bullets start flying for real but early returns are encouraging.

Trimble looked great too.  He's got a great handle, really helps to get the ball moving in the half court, and defended well.  The other newcomers in the backcourt showed promise.  Wiley, Nickens, and Pack can all move well and shoot.  Again, we'll see what happens when the bullets are flying for real but it's hard not to be encouraged.

I'm still worried about the frontcourt.  The pu pu platter of Dodd, Graham, and Ceko doesn't offer much offensively.  Graham will do the yeoman's work to defend and rebound, but is going to get mostly putbacks.  He's not going to be able to create a shot.  Dodd can be an elite shot blocker but I don't see where his offense will come from.  I was pleasantly surprised in what I saw from Ceko but he still looks like a deer in headlights.  The good news is that he has five fouls to give and as long as he comes to play defensively, we'll get something out of him.

Tonight's matchup should be another 30 point blowout and let's hope we remain on schedule.  Lot's of power schools have been struggling, so easy wins against inferior opponents demonstrate that this team is different from previous Turgeon iterations.

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 |

Maryland v Iowa

I'm having trouble with my publishing tool but I want to get this thread up before the game. In short, we can beat Iowa and Iowa can beat us.  I expect a close game.  A win and Maryland is likely bowl bound. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/18/2014 8:05:50 AM |

Maryland vs Ohio State

What a sports weekend this is shaping up to be in Baltimore/DC! The Orioles and Nationals are in the playoffs.  The Ravens are playing the old Baltimore franchise, the Colts, there is a football team in Landover MD, and our beloved Terps play Ohio State. The good folks at Buckeye Battle Cry asked me to participate in a blogger exchange.  These g [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/2/2014 8:06:57 PM |

Maryland vs Indiana

Maryland officially begins life in the Big Ten tomorrow with a trip to Bloomington IN to face the Indiana Hoosiers.  The Hoosiers have been Jeckyl and Hyde this year.  A home loss to Bowling Green followed by a win over #18 Missouri.  Which team will show up?   I suppose that depends on which Terps team shows up.  Maryland's defense has looked [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/26/2014 3:21:27 PM |

Maryland vs Syracuse

I've made my feelings about our starting quarterback known.  Thus, I fear we are in for a long day tomorrow.  Randy Edsall seems intent on sacrificing the rest of the talent on the roster so he can have a mobile quarterback on the field.  Caleb Rowe may not be the second coming of Scott McBrien but he was in for a handful plays and completed every [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 9/19/2014 8:14:38 PM |
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