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Maryland’s John Auslander has a future on the bench

By the time the coach had fetched his girlfriend from the airport, sat through traffic and finally reached the gym at the University of Maryland, his intramural team was winning by 26 points. This pleased the coach greatly. It meant his practice plan had worked. “It must be the walk-through we had earlier,” John Auslander said, smiling as he hurried toward the sideline. Several...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland Posts Photo Of Team “Zaching” To Honor Manager Who Passed Away

The Maryland men’s basketball team will begin play in the ACC Tournament Thursday afternoon, and they’ll do so with heavy hearts. Former team manager Zach Lederer died Tuesday evening after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.  Lederer was an inspiration to nearly everyone he came to know. His signature pose, a flexing of his arms, went viral, and many over the years have mimicked...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

For Maryland men’s basketball’s scout team, constant change has become the norm

Before another practice of pretending to be other people, the eight members of the Maryland men’s basketball scout team were lounging around the Comcast Center bench when assistant coach Dustin Clark walked up and slapped hands with each. Two days were left until the trip to North Carolina State and there was much work to be done. “All right,” Clark said. “Let’s walk through...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 4/3

This will likely be the final "Morning Linkfest" of the season as all of the current ACC teams have been eliminated from postseason tournaments.  Maryland lost to Iowa 71-60 in the Postseason NIT semifinal on Tuesday evening.  The Terps created too big of a hole early on due to turnovers and weren't able to dig out.  Baylor won the other postseason NIT semifinal...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/21 with Game Sim Predictions

March Madness is finally here.  Yes, technically it started on Tuesday night (and the basketball wasn't half bad to watch in the First Four), but now it really starts.  If you missed it yesterday, Game Sim predicted its national champion, and clearly President Obama uses Game Sim to make picks.  While the NCAA Tournament starts today, the ACC has another day to wait with...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/20

The ACC played 3 games on Tuesday night with Virginia and Maryland winning and FSU losing its NIT opener to Louisiana Tech.  The Terps were asleep the first 20 minutes of action with Niagara and were tied at 35.  The second half was another story as Maryland started the half on a 21-3 run and ultimately won 86-70.  Virginia wasn't quite as dominant against Norfolk State...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/17 with Game Sim Predictions

Finally, its Selection Sunday and ACC Tournament Championship day.  It almost feels like the ACC championship is an afterthought in some sense.  Maybe it is for 10 out of the 12 ACC schools who are looking ahead to tonight hoping that postseason play is in their future.  Miami and UNC are focused on their matchup at 1 PM today.  You can read a preview of UNC and Miami here...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/14 with Game Sim Predictions

Just over 4 hours until all picks are locked for the ACC Tournament Bracket Contest.  Go make your picks now and you'll have a chance at winning a 12 month subscription to the SCACCHoops.com premium live tempo-based stats.   That means no ads, no page refresh and a great way to enhance your college basketball experience. The games tip off today, and if you're like me...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/12

Other than the normal excitement of the upcoming ACC tournament and of course our own ACC Tournament Bracket Contest, the lead story was the announcement of the All-ACC teams.  Its hard to argue with the selected teams, in fact let's save the arguing for when the individual awards come out.  The big news that came out overnight is that it appears to be pretty certain that...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/11 - Bracket Contest Edition

The ACC regular season is over and the last game of the regular season was quite the interesting one.  Maryland held as much as a 17 point lead and led by 13 at halftime, but even then you felt like Virginia had a chance.  I even tweeted at half that Virginia was going to win the game.  The Cavaliers did in fact go on to win in overtime, thanks in large part to a Maryland offense...
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March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/5 with Game Sim Predictions

As the ACC season comes to an end, All Sports Discussion gives us their weekly ACC Bubble Analysis which has 5 ACC teams making the NCAA tournament.  From Old Virginia looks back at Virginia's loss to BC, but says Virginia still controls their own destiny. Two games in the ACC tonight, check out previews, game sim predictions, and links below on tonight's action. Game...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/1

Thursday night's basketball action consisted of a good win from UNC at Clemson and Virginia giving everything they had in a win over Duke at home.  You can read more about UNC's 68-59 win over Clemson here.  Virginia's Joe Harris led the Cavaliers with 36 points to beat Duke in a huge win for UVA's NCAA tournament hopes.  Read more about Virginia's win over...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 2/28 with Game Sim Predictions

Wednesday's ACC action went about as expected while there was a big upset elsewhere in college basketball once again.  The Miami Hurricanes answered my call for a blowout win to confirm they are deserving of a high seed, possibly a #1, in the NCAA Tournament.  I mentioned yesterday that after a few games where Miami had struggled there would be no reason for struggles at...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 2/26 with Game Sim Predictions

The big news from Monday was that the ACC released the 2013 football schedule.  You can see the full ACC football schedule here as well as schedules for each ACC team.  I will say it is odd to see Syracuse and Pittsburgh among teams listed in the ACC now, but maybe even stranger to see Maryland still on the football schedule. The ACC is back in basketball mode tonight as Wake...
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 2/25

Just a quick morning post today.  Check out the ACC Digital Network's video page for highlights from all of this weekend's games.  Links below for your Monday morning reading.  Team Conf Pct Overall Pct  Miami  13-1  0.929  22...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 2/18

A win is a win and the Miami Hurricanes are still undefeated in conference play.  Sure, Miami scored just 45 points in their win over Clemson and sure the Tigers missed two chip shots that would've tied it.  Yes, Miami caught a break when Clemson was called for a charge in the final minute.   That said, Kenny Kadji hit a big shot and Miami made the plays it took to win the...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 2/16 with Game Sim Predictions

Five games on the ACC schedule today with the marquee matchup likely being Virginia at UNC.  Both teams are in need of a win to help their NCAA tournament hopes, so look for a battle in Chapel Hill.  Duke travels to Maryland in a game that the Terps are capable of winning, although it becomes more difficult without Pe'Shon Howard available.  Maryland has enough talent to...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 2/15

Clemson won on the road last night 56-53 at Georgia Tech in a game I'm glad I didn't watch.  The Tigers moved to 5-7 in the ACC while Georgia Tech drops to 3-8 in league play.  I do know the score at halftime was 20-15, let that marinate for a second.  The quality of play took a small step forward in the second half and the Tigers enough plays to pull out a win.  Check...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 2/13 with Game Sim Predictions

Virginia continued their recent high level of play on Tuesday night with a 73-55 win over rival Virginia Tech.  While Virginia's defense typically gets the headlines in the media, its the offense that has taken a step forward lately.  In the Cavaliers first 21 games this season, they finished with an offensive efficiency greater than 120 in 4 games.  With Virginia's win...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 2/2 with Game Sim Predictions

Five games on the ACC schedule today with 2 games at noon, 2 at 2 PM, and the featured matchup with Miami at NC State at 4 PM.  Check out the game sim predictions, previews, links, and more below to get you ready for a big day of ACC basketball. Game Sim Predictions Clemson at Boston College - Clemson wins 65-61 Sim the game here Virginia Tech at UNC - UNC wins 75-74 Sim the game...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 2/1

Just so I'm not the last one to ask, what's the status of NC State's Lorenzo Brown?  Over at BackingThePack.com, Akula Wolf gives us an update... While Lorenzo Brown assured people via his Twitter account that he'll be back soon, it is entirely unclear just how soon soon is. That's the problem with these sorts of injuries. No qualifying the soon-ness. Based...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/29 with Game Sim Predictions

Three games on the ACC schedule tonight with the featured matchup being a clash of style/tempo.  NC State visits Virginia in what should be an interesting test for the Wolfpack.  Can NC State win a game with scoring in the low 60's?  Can Virginia slow down a talented NC State offense?  Will NC State's defense show up for 40 minutes?  It should be a fascinating game...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/27 with Game Sim Predictions

No time for any detailed recap this morning, so check out the predictions, highlights, links, previews and more below.  One thing to check out are some of the incredible dunks that happened on Sunday.  Check them out and then go vote for which one was the best. Game Sim Predictions Virginia Tech at Clemson - Clemson wins 70-62 Sim the game here FSU at Miami - Miami wins 72-67 Sim...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/25

No time today for anything in depth, but check out the links, highlights, box scores and more below to catch you up on last night's action.  Here are my recaps of each of last night's games in 5 words or less. 5 Words or Less Recap Clemson/FSU - FSU comes back, Snaer closes. Virginia/Virginia Tech - UVA beats Erick Green Make sure to check out my appearance on ACC Live...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 1/20 with Game Sim Predictions

Not a lot of time this morning, so check out the links, highlights, and more below.  Quick thoughts on yesterday.  Virginia and UNC have to be happy with their performances.  Its no surprise that the Heels have been up and down this season with such a young team.  But its games like yesterday's that allow a team to see what it takes to play well.  For Maryland, it was too...
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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