Posted October 25, 2011 on AP on Fox
The word ''rebuilding'' doesn't even begin to describe the Maryland basketball program, which has a new coach and barely a handful of players left from a squad that didn't even make the NIT last season. For the first time since 1989, Gary Williams won't be sweating through his suit in front of the Maryland bench. Williams retired in May after a 22-year run, leaving a tremendous void at a school long considered among the elite in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Not anymore. At least, not this season. Mark Turgeon took over for Williams after a successful run at Texas A&M. He inherits a team without its best player from last season, center Jordan Williams, who departed early for the NBA. Maryland will also be without 6-foot-6 Haukur Palsson, who left school to play professionally overseas. Palsson played in 32 games last season and was likely going to be a starter on a team sorely lacking height. Turgeon has put together a roster than includes a who...
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