Terps season archive

Game-by-game coverage of the 2001-02 championship season.

UM grinds out victory, earns national title

ATLANTA - The final buzzer sounded, Juan Dixon and Lonny Baxter tumbled to the Georgia Dome floor locked in a joyous embrace, and the Maryland Terrapins had completed their historic journey by winning the first men's national basketball championship in school history.  Read more ...

Maryland advances to title game

ATLANTA - It's no longer a dream, no longer a goal they have been obsessed with reaching for the past year.  Read more ...

NCAA tournament

Clutch Terps

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Senior forward Byron Mouton seemed to be laughing and crying at the same time. Senior center Lonny Baxter looked exhausted, as a man should after carrying a team for extended periods of time. Senior guard Juan Dixon had just produced 39 incredible minutes filled with energy, heart and desire, and he sounded ready to take and make one more shot with the season hanging in the balance.  Read more ...

NCAA tournament

Terps shoot by Kentucky into great 8

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Maryland Terrapins were not as sharp as they wanted to be, but they were plenty good enough to push their way into the coveted Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year last night.  Read more ...

NCAA tournament

UM gets serious, 87-57

WASHINGTON - The Maryland Terrapins had too much at stake and too many weapons for this confrontation to play out any other way.  Read more ...

NCAA tournament

Terps take first step, sink Siena

WASHINGTON - The Maryland Terrapins did not exactly walk all over 16th-seeded Siena from start to finish last night, but the Terps still moved on to their next NCAA tournament test with relative ease.  Read more ...

N.C. State packs up Terps

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - More than seven weeks had passed since they had felt this sting, and the Maryland Terrapins are eager to erase it and start all over again.  Read more ...

Terps tame 'Noles, 85-59

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Maryland Terrapins hardly produced a stellar, wire-to-wire effort as they opened the 49th annual Atlantic Coast Conference tournament yesterday, but the top-seeded, second-ranked Terps only needed six minutes to remind Florida State that they were in charge.  Read more ...

Cole Field House: The Final Game

Terps slam door shut

COLLEGE PARK - There was no way the Maryland Terrapins were going to leave their fans with a tarnished memory. Not on this night. Not in this house.  Read more ...

Terps drop FSU, clinch title share

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Maryland Terrapins thought they might encounter some resistance from fast-fading Florida State last night. They were wrong.  Read more ...

Wake gives UM time to win, 90-89

COLLEGE PARK - Forty minutes of tense, classic basketball boiled down to one free throw and one huge mistake yesterday at Cole Field House, where the Maryland Terrapins finally were pushed to the brink of defeat.  Read more ...

No. 2 Terps tame Tigers in 84-68 win

CLEMSON, S.C. - After playing a near-perfect game while taking Duke apart on Sunday, the Maryland Terrapins needed some time to get warm last night.  Read more ...

UM takes it from the top

COLLEGE PARK - If these Maryland Terrapins end up winning a men's basketball national championship and cementing their place as the greatest team in school history, they will look back on unforgettably defining moments like the one they created yesterday against a legendary opponent in a storied building.  Read more ...

Terps stop Tech, start No. 1 focus

COLLEGE PARK - They have no shortage of weapons, these Maryland Terrapins. And after disposing of struggling Georgia Tech, they can focus solely on beating the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils.  Read more ...

Carolina fights, but Terps win decision

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Maryland Terrapins were never in danger of losing control of overmatched North Carolina yesterday, but the Tar Heels earned some points for refusing to be blown out at their place.  Read more ...

UM feels right at home, 89-73

COLLEGE PARK - North Carolina State has its most promising team since coach Herb Sendek took over in Raleigh six years ago, yet the Wolfpack still can't solve Maryland at Cole Field House.  Read more ...

Comeback kids

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Maryland Terrapins were brimming with confidence before coming to a place that has treated them harshly over the years, but the medicine they administered to a stunned Virginia team last night will not be forgotten anytime soon.  Read more ...

Terps get revenge on FSU, 84-63

COLLEGE PARK -- Both teams started sluggishly, but in the end the Maryland Terrapins did all of the slugging, and did they ever enjoy it.  Read more ...

UM depth steamrolls Deacons

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Most of their starting lineup had produced little by halftime, and it made no difference to the Maryland Terrapins, who toyed with Wake Forest once again.  Read more ...

Maryland gets drop on Clemson

COLLEGE PARK - For a while last night, it seemed as if the shots would never stop falling for the Clemson Tigers. For a while last night, it seemed as if the Maryland Terrapins would miss too many free throws and lose too many rebounds to avoid losing their first home game of the season.  Read more ...

It's Dixon to rescue for Terps

ATLANTA - For more than 39 minutes against Georgia Tech at Alexander Memorial Coliseum yesterday, Maryland shooting guard Juan Dixon was one of the main attractions.  Read more ...

Terps tar Heels, 112-79

COLLEGE PARK - The North Carolina Tar Heels limped into sold-out Cole Field House last night, looking like a wounded team missing its sterling tradition and ripe for a knockout.  Read more ...

As usual, No. 8 Terps feeling right at home in 92-69 win

COLLEGE PARK - The Maryland Terrapins returned to familiar territory last night - albeit without a familiar face in the lineup.  Read more ...

On rebound, Terps slam Tribe

COLLEGE PARK - There's a term in psychology that can be used to describe what Maryland applied to William and Mary last night: misplaced aggression.  Read more ...

Oklahoma is host with most, 72-56

NORMAN, Okla. - The Maryland Terrapins played in their first hostile arena of the season last night, and the Oklahoma Sooners treated them appropriately.  Read more ...

Deeper Maryland runs off Monmouth in second half, 91-55

COLLEGE PARK - For 20 minutes last night, the Maryland Terrapins found themselves in a surprisingly competitive contest with the visiting Monmouth Hawks.  Read more ...

Terps do a big number on Detroit: 81

COLLEGE PARK - The Detroit Titans turned out to be December pushovers after all.  Read more ...

Terps reach BB&T heights in win

WASHINGTON - The Maryland Terrapins had trouble shooting and handling the ball for glaring stretches last night, but still had too many weapons for the Connecticut Huskies to handle.  Read more ...

Princeton tests Terps' patience

WASHINGTON - They started the day by playing their worst half of the season, and their incompetence drew a chorus of boos as they left the MCI Center court at halftime.  Read more ...

UM too good for No. 2

COLLEGE PARK - They were quicker, more aggressive, more inspired, and the Maryland Terrapins were not about to let their precious home-court advantage go to waste.  Read more ...

Terps trudge past Del. State, 77-53

COLLEGE PARK - From the opening tip of their methodical, tough-to-watch, 77-53 victory over Delaware State yesterday, one could sense the Maryland Terrapins were thinking three days ahead, when a huge threat will invade their home court.  Read more ...

Terps run and hide from American, 83-53

COLLEGE PARK - Just before yesterday's tip-off at Cole Field House, they watched the banner forever honoring them as the school's first Final Four participants unfurl from the rafters. Then, the Maryland Terrapins wasted no time lowering the boom on American University.  Read more ...

UM shows bounce in 82-74 win

NEW YORK - Maybe they needed a reminder that the season actually had started. One day after being humbled by unranked Arizona in their season opener, the No. 2 Maryland Terrapins responded in a way befitting a team with visions of a serious run at a national championship.  Read more ...

No. 2 Terps open with a whimper

NEW YORK - The Maryland Terrapins had the experience, the gaudy No. 2 ranking and the anticipation that come with starting anew after going to their first Final Four.  Read more ...

Maryland wins 2002 NCAA championship

Maryland wins 2002 NCAA championship

View photos of the Terps' road to the 2002 national title, culminating in a 64-52 win against Indiana in the championship game.  Read more ...

Final Terps men's basketball game at Cole Field House [Pictures]

Final Terps men's basketball game at Cole Field House [Pictures]

Browse images of the University of Maryland's final basketball game at historic Cole Field House, a 112-92 victory over Virginia on March 3, 2002.  Read more ...

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