Mark Turgeon and his Maryland men's basketball team have tried hard not to compare this season to last year. Until Thursday night, there was really no need, as the 2014-15 Terps had already won more games (18 of the first 21) than the 2013-14 Terps (17-15) did the entire season.
A last-second win Sunday over Northwestern at Xfinity Center might have helped the No. 16 Maryland men's basketball team's national ranking, its spot in the Big Ten Conference standings and, maybe, its wavering confidence.
Going into last week, Melo Trimble had won a majority of his individual matchups as a freshman at Maryland, including several in the Big Ten.
Mark Turgeon has used the expression countless times since Dez Wells arrived at Maryland three years ago and immediately became the leader of a team devoid of one.
Dez Wells said he heard from a number of friends after his game-winning, torso-contorting, in-the-air bank shot on Sunday that helped Maryland erase what had been a 14-point deficit and beat Northwestern, 68-67, at Xfinity Center.
Maryland’s emergence as one of the nation’s top college basketball teams amid an unexpectedly-quick turnaround has landed a few players on NBA mock draft boards.
A college basketball player's career arc is typically not a straight upward trajectory, and that certainly has been the case for Ohio State redshirt freshman Kam Williams.
On the morning after one of the most exciting wins in his four years at Maryland, Mark Turgeon made it clear that he didn't think his Terps were totally deserving of their 68-67 victory Sunday over Northwestern at Xfinity Center.