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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 Polson will fade into semi-obscurity as a backup on the nation's most watched college team.
But on the other side of the court, a player emerged who is capable of leading Maryland back into the national spotlight. Sophomore center Alex Len hit it big, and he did it on the national stage in about as good a basketball atmosphere as can be found in November.
Last season Len had to sit for the first ten games as the NCAA did whatever it is that the NCAA does. And despite a strong start, Len was playing from behind all season. The Ukrainian couldn't understand what he was being told to do. He wa...
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Alex Len had 23 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in Maryland's 69-72 loss to Kentucky.
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...
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...
Kentucky lost six players from last year's national championship team and is again projected to be a title contender this season.
Yes, Wildcats coach John Calipari signed another talented freshman class.
The high expectations remain after the Wildcats won their eighth title behind freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague. All were first-round NBA draft...
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...