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Maryland missed out on a golden opportunity Friday night, losing to No. 3 Kentucky in Brooklyn, but Terps fans are mostly pleased with the result. Get recaps from our friends at Testudo Times and CSN Washington, and here are five reasons for optimism:
1. Alex Len is a beast. On a court filled with first-rounders (most of them on Kentucky), the Ukranian sophomore was the best, posting 23, 12 and 4 and winning his hair-raising matchup with lottery lock Nerlens Noel. Len was inconsistent last season, so that’s still in doubt, but his ability is not.
2. Seth Allen may be the point guard. I hadn’t seen him play before, but he’s terrific with the ball and can shoot the three. Incumbent starter Pe’Shon Howard has experience on the freshman out of Woodbrige, but not much else.
3. Nick Faust and Dez Wells are better than this. Last year the duo combined to average 7-15 shooting per game. Friday night they went 6-27, thanks in no small part to Kentucky’s stifling defense, especially near the...
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Alex Len had 23 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in Maryland's 69-72 loss to Kentucky.
Maryland's Alex Len and NC State's Rodney Purvis earn weekly ACC basketball honors.
To the victors go the spoils. And so most of the press surrounding Kentucky's 72-69 win over Maryland at the swaggy Barclay's Center has been about Wildcats walk-on Jarrod Polson and his unlikely night. And who doesn't love a good walk-on story? But starting point guard Ryan Harrow is going to kick the flu, Kentucky's freshmen are going to get better every day, and...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Maryland sophomore Alex Len has been named the ACC Player of the Week and NC State’s Rodney Purvis has been selected the conference’s Rookie of the Week following their performances this past weekend.
Nick Faust scored 12 points, Alex Len had 11, and Maryland plodded past Morehead State 67-45 Monday night.
The Terrapins (1-1) seemed to lack the same intensity they showed in a narrow season-opening loss to defending NCAA champion Kentucky. But Maryland still had enough talent, height and depth to beat the cold-shooting Eagles (1-1).
The Terrapins finished with a 40-32 rebounding...
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon wasn't mincing any words after the Terrapins' first game of the season, a 72-69 loss to No. 3 Kentucky.
After overcoming horrid first half shooting and then using a 15-0 run to get in front of the Wildcats, Maryland fell short.
''We're going to win,'' Turgeon said. ''We didn't win tonight but we are going to win...
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The Terps nearly knocked off Kentucky, rallying from a 15-point deficit to take a lead in the second half, before the Wildcats held on for a 72-69 win. Alex Len had the best game of his career, pouring in 23 points on 10-of-18 shooting to go along with 12...
Some quick thoughts on Maryland's 72-69 loss to Kentucky.
Whoever said it in an earlier thread, was right: Charles Mitchell IS the new Charles Barkley. Kid was born to rebound. LOVE HIM
Seth Allen will start at PG before the new year. Kid is a baller. He knows how to feed the paint. He's quick and can shoot. Pe'shon will be coming off the bench...