Major News From Maryland Basketball

University of Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon announced on Tuesday that Shaquille Cleare, Nick Faust and Roddy Peters have been granted permission to transfer. “I really enjoyed coaching Nick, Shaq and Roddy,” Turgeon said. “It is unfortunate that they will no longer be a part of the program. I wish them the very best in their future endeavors.” Faust...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Moving Day: Faust, Cleare, Peters Transfer

Wow.  Three Terps have announced their intention to transfer from the University today.  Rising senior, Nick Faust, rising junior, Shaquille Cleare, and rising sophomore, Roddy Peters are leaving the program.  I can't recall a day where three players left the program. All three players have been tremendous disappointments. Faust oozes athleticism but has not shown that...
Via SCACC Hoops
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Faust, Shaq Cleare, Roddy Peters transferring from Maryland

Maryland has some optimism heading into the offseason, and the Terrapins have even appeared in some way-too-early 2014-15 rankings. But Tuesday evening brought some interesting news. Nick Faust, Shaq Cleare and Roddy Peters have all decided to transfer from Maryland. “I really enjoyed coaching Nick, Shaq and Roddy,” head coach Mark Turgeon said. “It is unfortunate that they...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Shaq Cleare, Roddy Peters, And Nick Faust To Transfer From Maryland

Maryland hopes to get a fresh start when it enters the Big Ten next year, and it looks like the basketball team will be taking that notion to another level. Washington Post‘s Alex Prewitt reports that three major rotation players for the Terrapins—Shaq Cleare, Nick Faust, and Roddy Peters—will be leaving the program. Shaq Cleare, Roddy Peters and Nick Faust all to transfer...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

7-Foot Center Michal Cekovsky Gives Maryland Its Fifth Commitment

Mark Turgeon added to his 2014 recruiting class in a big way today, gaining a commitment from Slovakian native Michal Cekovsky, a 7-foot center who plays at Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain. Cekovsky picked the Terps over offers from Arizona, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Oregon, and UConn. Before the addition of Cekovsky, Maryland’s 2014 haul was ranked as a Top 10...
Via In The Neutral Zone
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Terps Basketball Getting Jump On Pivotal Season

After taking Texas A&M to the big dance all four years in College Station, Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon has managed only a single NIT in three years in College Park. Now, he has to navigate a move to a new conference. While some are rumbling for a change in leadership, Turgeon is teed up for a big season. As we watch the NCAA tournament, keep in mind that Maryland is...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
28 days ago  |  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

Seth Allen honors fallen manager Zach Lederer on shoes

Maryland guard Seth Allen will honor Zach Lederer, a former manager who lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, by writing a message on the shoes that he will wear on Thursday vs. Florida State. In a photo and video shared by the team's official Twitter and Instagram accounts, Allen is seen writing "#LivingTheDream RIP Z.L." on a red pair of shoes. "#LivingTheDream...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Maryland’s Seth Allen Honoring Late Zach Lederer On Sneakers

Yesterday, we showed you a photo of Maryland’s entire basketball team paying tribute to the late Zach Lederer, a Terrapins team manager who passed away earlier this week after a long battle with brain cancer. It turns out the Terps aren’t done honoring their beloved colleague. Sophomore guard Seth Allen is wearing sneakers with Zach’s initials and the hashtag #LivingTheDream...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via College Spun
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

For the Terps, an under-control and self-aware Seth Allen is best

Something clicked for Seth Allen when bonus basketball came, and maybe it wasn’t a conscious decision for Maryland’s starting point guard. He had been his usual self for 40 minutes, alternating absurdly athletic sieges on the paint with questionably quick shots early in possessions. But when those final five minutes rolled around and the Terrapins needed someone to lift them...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Terps upset No. 5 Virginia in OT, 75-69, in final ACC regular-season game

A Maryland team that had spent part of the past month losing close games to nationally ranked teams returned to its bench Sunday at Comcast Center, teetering toward another frustrating defeat. There was confusion about the way the Terps had played in the final minute of regulation, which ended with No. 5 Virginia forcing overtime on a lob jumper off an inbounds play with less than...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Madness: Maryland Shocks No.5 Virginia

In the final regular season Atlantic Coast Conference game on the College Park campus, Maryland upset No.5 Virginia 75-69 in overtime at the Comcast Center Sunday afternoon. Virginia (25-6, 16-2 ACC) saw not only a 13 game winning streak end, but along with it any hopes of a top seed in the NCAA tournament later this month. Maryland (17-14, 9-9 ACC) needs to win the ACC tournament...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Why does Maryland lead ACC in fouls? It's simple

Remember that statistic about Maryland leading the ACC is fouls called against them? It came courtesty of CSN stats guru Mike Lynch, who found that the Terrapins were called for 20.9 per game in ACC play, close to a full foul more than the next team, Wake Forest, which piles up an even 20. Conspiracy theorists rejoiced. Here’s the proof, right?! But there’s actually a pretty...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland men’s basketball keeps coming up short

There’s finally some good news about the Maryland men’s basketball team: Its season is drawing to a close. Frustrated fans won’t have much longer to watch the Terrapins commit inexplicable turnovers, shoot poorly and generally appear clueless in their third season under Coach Mark Turgeon. Maryland fumbled away another chance to inspire its fans Monday night in a 57-55 loss...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland men’s basketball keeps coming up short, as loss to Syracuse shows

There’s finally some good news about the Maryland men’s basketball team: Its season is drawing to a close. Frustrated fans won’t have much longer to watch the Terrapins commit inexplicable turnovers, shoot poorly and generally appear clueless in their third season under Coach Mark Turgeon. Maryland fumbled away another chance to inspire its fans Monday night in a 57-55 loss...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland’s competing now, but issues at the point keep popping up

Maryland was in danger of missing the NCAA tournament before Monday night’s visit from No. 4 Syracuse, and while their 57-55 loss doesn’t really damage an already weak profile, what it does is take away yet another opportunity to make themselves look better in the eyes of the committee. The Terps have now lost three of their last four games and four of their last six. All four...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terps’ Charles Mitchell throwsdown breakaway dunk

Maryland Terrapins big man Charles Mitchell isn’t known for his speed, but here against Syracuse, the big man caps off a Maryland fast break with a monster dunk. This dunk gave Maryland an early lead over the Orange, however this should be a tight game all night. Check out Mitchell’s monster jam.   Maryland’s big man Charles Mitchell with a #SCtop10 throwdown:
Via DC Sports-Kings
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland pumped for showdown with sinking Syracuse

As a parting gift to Maryland, the Atlantic Coast Conference didn't schedule the Terrapins to face North Carolina or Duke at home. So the first sellout of the season at Comcast Center on Monday night will be for a game against ACC newcomer Syracuse, a matchup that lost a bit of its luster after the previously unbeaten Orange lost two straight last week. Terps forward Jake Layman...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Terps’ Charles Mitchell moves on after Duke heartbreak

Before games, Maryland forward Charles Mitchell switches his iPhone into “airplane mode,” a ritual that serves a more psychological purpose than practical. The cellphone hides in the locker room, with little possibility of distracting him while the action unfolds, but perhaps simply the thought of blocking calls and text messages offers peace of mind. Sometimes, when Mitchell...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 20, 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke 69 Maryland 67

Maryland and Duke played for the 177th and perhaps final time in regular season play on Saturday night. In what will go down as another instant classic, Duke held on for an exciting 68-67 win. Maryland (14-12, 6-7 ACC) had several chances to win late, but Charles Mitchell just missed the mark twice in the paint. Dez Wells was unconscious in the second half, finishing with 17 points...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Duke's Jabari Parker with a monster dunk to beat Maryland

Well, this is why you go out and recruit big-time freshmen, regardless if you know that they’re going to leave after one year. Duke frosh Jabari Parker, who is widely regarded as one of the best first-year players in all of college basketball, was the difference in tonight’s Blue Devils victory over Maryland. Parker scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds, along with the...
Via College Spun
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland's Nick Faust throws down fantastic one-handed putback slam (Video)

Maryland Terrapins junior guard Nick Faust threw down an awesome one-handed putback slam dunk in the first half of Saturday's ACC basketball game at Duke.Faust's fantastic play on the rebound on Jake Layman's missed three-point shot has him trending on Twitter. Faust scored 7 points off the bench in the first half, but Duke was winning 39-33 at halftime. This post appeared...
Via Holdout Sports
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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