Found August 06, 2013 on
The Maryland basketball team arrived in the Bahamas yesterday afternoon. The Terps will play 3 games on their 4 day trip and hope to mix work and play on the brief excursion.
Maryland will play three exhibition games over four days in the Bahamas, facing one local professional team and two local all-star squads. Or maybe it was the other way around. Coach Mark Turgeon wasn’t positive. “To be honest with you,” he said last week in a telephone interview, “I’m really just focused on us.”
Turgeon knows from experience that finding a balance between work and play is crucial on such trips, which are permitted once every four years by the NCAA.
The summer after Turgeon led Wichita State to its first-ever Sweet 16 in 2006, Turgeon took the Shockers on a foreign tour to Canada. Turgeon’s group was spent from a 26-win season and limited by injuries and the absence of any redshirt players, who then were barred by the NCAA from participating in such trips. “I probably overdid it a little bit,” Turgeon said. “Just approaching this one completely different.”
Here is more from the Washington Post.
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To say that last year was an adventure for Maryland might be a bit of an understatement. The Terrapins went 4-2 in the first half of the season, yet finished with a 4-8 record overall. Wins over Wake Forest and Virginia were cancelled out by losses to Connecticut at home and on the road against Boston College. Of course, much of the second half slump can be attributed to having...
Maryland won their first exhibition game in the Bahamas defeating Providence Storms 92-84. Jake Layman led the Terps with 25 points while Evan Smotrycz (had to look at his name 3 times before I typed it correctly) added a double-double.
There was no TV or radio for the game, so reports are slim but Maryland's Facebook page did have this update after the game.
COLLEGE PARK, MD--Maryland head coach Randy Edsall kicked off the Terps' media day with an opening press conference.
COLLEGE PARK, MD-- Maryland head coach Randy Edsall spoke to reporters following the first preseason practice of the year.
COLLEGE PARK, MD--Maryland's defensive line got a huge boost with the addition of Houston transfer defensive end Zeke Riser, and he spoke to TurtleSportsReport.com during media day.