Boston College and Maryland Assistant Scott Spinelli In “Serious Talks”

Boston College is close to adding another member to its men’s basketball coaching staff. University of Maryland Assistant Coach Scott Spinelli is currently involved in “serious talks” for the assistant coach job at Boston College, according to the Washington Post. Spinelli is a native of Leominster, Mass. and attended Boston University, where he played spent four seasons on...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Terps' Evan Smotrycz in question vs. Florida State due to back spasms

Maryland junior forward Evan Smotrycz's availability is in question for Thursday's ACC tournament second-round game against Florida State because of lower back spasms, an athletic department spokesman said. Smotrycz warmed up a little prior to the game at the Greensboro Coliseum, but mostly stood on the sideline watching. Smotrycz is averaging 11 points and six rebounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wells With the Game-Winner: The Terps Defeat Miami 74-71

Dez Wells/collegehoopsdigest.comMaryland came into tonight's game desperately needing a win over Miami (FL) to get back to .500 in ACC conference play. They faced a Hurricanes team that while not very deep, plays tremendous defense (No team in the ACC has scored 67 or more against them this season). The Terps were able to use a phenomenal second half to hold off the Canes 74...
Via College Hoops Digest
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes squander late chance on road against Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Dez Wells scored all 21 of his points in the second half and drilled a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left to carry Maryland past Miami 74-71 Wednesday night. Limited to five minutes of playing time in the first half after picking up two quick fouls, Wells went 7-for-7 from the floor and 6-for-6 at the foul line over the final 20 minutes. The Terrapins...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wells leads Maryland over Miami 74-71

Dez Wells scored all 21 of his points in the second half and drilled a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left to carry Maryland past Miami 74-71 Wednesday night. Limited to five minutes of playing time in the first half after picking up two quick fouls, Wells went 7-for-7 from the floor and 6-for-6 at the foul line over the final 20 minutes. The Terrapins blew a 10-point lead...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland Inside and Out

I’ve written at least once this week, that I don’t think Pitt will look past Maryland. If for no other reason than the amount of friends and family that the players will have at the game. Whether it turns out those players press and try to do too much because of said friends and family are in attendance is something entirely different. Coach Dixon doesn’t seem to be pushing...
Via Pitt Blather
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland cruises past Georgia Tech 77-61

Nick Faust scored 16 points, and Maryland launched the home portion of its final trip through the Atlantic Coast Conference by defeating Georgia Tech 77-61 Saturday. The Terrapins never trailed in their seventh-straight home win over the Yellow Jackets. Maryland (10-5, 2-0) built a double-digit lead in the opening four minutes, upped the margin to 20 early in the second half and...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Improving Smotrycz Set to Face Familiar Foe

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Terps junior Evan Smotrycz will be facing a familiar foe in Ohio State, and Maryland is hoping he can lead the way in Columbus.
Via maryland.scout.com
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Maryland Primed for Buckeyes Bout

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland sophomore Charles Mitchell and junior Evan Smotrycz talk about the Terps' ucoming game against No. 5 Ohio State Wednesday night in Columbus, Ohio.
Via maryland.scout.com
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Smotrycz, Layman Provide Offensive Spark

COLLEGE PARK, Md.--Maryland beat the tryptophan trap to beat in-state foe Morgan State 89-62 on Friday night, thanks to big night from junior Evan Smotrycz and sophomore Jake Layman. Smotrycz and Layman break down their performances and more...
Via maryland.scout.com
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Layman leads Maryland past Morgan State 89-62

Jake Layman scored a career-high 27 points and Evan Smotrycz had 19 points and 12 rebounds as Maryland beat crosstown foe Morgan State 89-62 Friday night. After capturing the Paradise Jam title in the Virgin Islands, the Terrapins (5-2) rolled to their fourth straight victory. Maryland shot 62 percent from the floor and converted 13 of 20 attempts from beyond the arc. Layman led...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Maryland tops Providence 56-52 to win Paradise Jam

Dez Wells split a pair of Providence defenders for a running hook shot with 1:04 left and added a pair of clutch free throws as Maryland held off a furious comeback attempt by the Friars, 56-52, to claim the 2013 Paradise Jam tournament championship Monday night. Wells was named the tournament's MVP after a 13-point effort. Michigan transfer Evan Smotrycz added another 13 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Terps Champions Of Paradise

The Maryland Terrapins got some sun, had some fun and for good measure, captured the title of the Paradise Jam basketball tournament. The Terps edging Providence 56-52 in the championship game on Monday night in the Virgin Islands. Dez Wells and Evan Smotrycz were the only Terrapins in double figures, finishing with 13 points apiece. Maryland led 33-21 at the half, then held off...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Final Paradise For Terps

Maryland moved into the finals of the Paradise Jam tournament with an 80-66 win over Northern Iowa, Sunday night in the Virgin Islands. Evan Smotrycz leading all scorers with a career high 20 points. The Terrapins used a balanced scoring attack with starters Jake Layman, Nick Faust and Dez Wells scoring 19, 17 and 16 points respectively. Center Shaq Cleare didn’t take a shot, but...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Maryland beats UNI 80-66

Evan Smotrycz led all scorers and tied a career-high 20 points to help lift Maryland 80-66 over UNI Sunday night to earn a berth in the finals of the Paradise Jam basketball tournament. Smotrycz grabbed 9 rebounds and scored three 3-pointers in leading Maryland (3-2) in a second-half surge over UNI (2-3). Maryland will face either Providence or LaSalle in Monday's final. Dez...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Terps Down Northern Iowa, 80-66

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Maryland junior Evan Smotrycz had a career-high 20 points and sophomore Jake Layman added 19 as the Terps beat Northern Iowa 80-66 in the semifinal round of the 2013 Paradise Jam Tournament on Sunday at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Via maryland.scout.com
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Terps Ready For Tip Off

COLLEGE PARK, Md.--Maryland red shirt junior Evan Smotrycz, sophomores Jake Layman and Shaquille Cleare talk about their expectations for the season opener against Connecticut on Friday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Via maryland.scout.com
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Terps basketball season is here; Graham ruled eligible this season

It's hard to fathom, but basketball season is upon us.  It's the most wonderful time of the year.  Maryland tips off the season against UConn in Brooklyn this Friday.  I think the game is a toss up.  Surely, Maryland is going to be better than last year's team.  Yes the Terps have lost a lottery pick but I think the Terps can improve without the presence of Alex...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Marylands rolls in exhibition over Catholic 84-39

Jake Layman made five threes and scored 23 points to lead Maryland in scoring in their exhibition win over Catholic on Sunday.  Layman started with Nick Faust and Dez Wells in the backcourt, while Evan Smotrycz (still had to look twice to spell that name right) and Shaquille Cleare started down low.  Charles Mitchell came off the bench but tallied a double-double with 10 points...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

#57 Maryland Terrapins: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Highlights from Maryland's first exhibition game in the Bahamas

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. Last night...
Via SCACC Hoops
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

How Maryland May Use Smotrycz

Here’s an article on Maryland’s Evan Smotrycz, who of course transferred from Michigan. He’ll offer them a lot of flexibility when he takes the court., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/how-maryland-may-use-smotrycz
Via Juiced Sports Blog
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Projected 2013-14 Lineup: Maryland Terrapins

Heading into 2013-14 season, the Maryland Terrapins are a young team, but with some experience. Overall, there are no seniors, instead relying on three juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen. However, with the exception of the two freshmen and one incoming transfer, all saw significant minutes last year. The biggest questions moving forward are, will the light bulb click on for...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Maryland Terrapins – #5 ACC college basketball power rankings

Maryland Coach: Mark Turgeon (One season at Maryland 17-15) Overall 266-174, 14 years 2011-12: Record 17-15 overall, 6-10 in ACC ( 8th) Starters Returning (2) Nick Faust, Pe’Shon Howard Preseason Tournament: Barclays Center Classic Top Non-Conference Games: at Northwestern Transfer In: Logan Aronhalt (Albany – eligible immediately); Evan Smotrycz (Michigan), Dez Wells (Xavier...
Via roundballchat.com
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Dan Hanner: “I just don’t see Michigan as a Top 25 team anymore”

Dan Hanner, who writes for Real GM and has been featured in Basketball Prospectus, has noticed a trend in his 2012-13 computer projections. Hanner’s system has dropped Michigan significantly from his original spring projections. Michigan has dropped so far that Hanner doesn’t think the 2012-13 Wolverines are a top-25 team in the preseason. The reasoning: Mitch McGary’s fall...
Via UM Hoops
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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