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Terps freshmen excited, eager for first NCAA tournament experience
Terps freshmen excited, eager for first NCAA tournament experience

Unlike his Maryland teammates, freshman center Michal Cekovsky had no idea what the NCAA tournament was about until he arrived last year at the Canarias Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands off the coast of Spain. His coach, Rob Orellana, was a former Division I assistant and told his player all about March Madness as they watched on the Internet. To Cekovsky, a 7-foot Slovakian, it was a look into the future. At the time, he was being recruited by a number of schools, most prominent among them Arizona and Louisville. “My coach called it ‘the greatest show on the planet,’” Cekovsky, who committed to Maryland in April, said Thursday in the team’s dressing...

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