Maryland's worst home loss under Mark Turgeon included a rough night at both ends for Kevin Huerter, a lack of production from the big men and was a step back for the Terps heading into the Big Ten tournament
Maryland lost for the first time on senior day since joining the Big Ten, with an 85-61 defeat to No. 17 Michigan, the most lopsided home loss in Mark Turgeon's seven years in College Park and the worst for the Terps since the Comcast Center opened for the 2002-03 season.
Even before second-ranked Maryland lost for the first time at home in the Big Ten and saw a school-record 27-game home winning streak end, coach Mark Turgeon said he didn¿t pay attention to what else was happening with the other two first-place teams.
Maryland coach Cathy Reese is no stranger to hosting and signing players from Carroll County and that doesn't appear likely to change in the future. In addition to Century grad Alice Mercer being a starter on the current squad, six other county players have committed either officially or verbally to play for the Terps.
When Maryland and Virginia meet Wednesday night at what is now the Xfinity Center, it will have a different kind of historical relevance. It marks the first game the Terps will play in the ACC-Big Ten challenge since switching leagues earlier this year.
Maryland is expected to announce later today that former men's basketball coach and recently enshrined Naismith Hall of Famer Gary Williams will oversee special projects geared toward increasing alumni support and athletic fundraising, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
Maryland fans looking to get their first glimpse at a men's basketball team that has undergone a radical overhaul to its roster and a women's team looking to replace its all-time leading scorer can mark Oct. 17 on their calendars.
The ride from Collingswood, N.J., to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame takes about four hours by car. Fueled by a passion for the game very few possess, a South Jersey gym rat named Gary Williams arrived here in the class of 2014 after a four-plus-decade coaching journey.
The University of Maryland's Comcast Center, home of the school's basketball teams, is being renamed the XFINITY Center at the request of the media and technology giant, which is eager to promote its relatively new "Xfinity" brand.
On Tuesday, the University of Maryland officially leaves the North Carolina-based Atlantic Coast Conference for the more prosperous Big Ten Conference, a Midwest-oriented league known for its football heritage and expanding television network.
Maryland has pulled out of the Jimmy V Classic against Villanova on Dec. 8 because of "scheduling issues," according to a news release from ESPN. The Terps, who were replaced by Illinois, will take part in the event in 2016.
Gov. Martin O'Malley told graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park to be ready for a world in the midst of rapid transformation from climate change, technological advancement and global connectedness.
Homeschoolers Joshua Driesman, Aidan Merryman, John Yalov, Jeremy School and Morin French have been racking up awards in a series of robotic competitions. Through the Howard County Horizon 4-H Club, the 12th grade students formed the robotic team Green Machine to attend local, regional and state competitions, including a recent win at the FIRST Tech Challenge State Robotics Championship.
That Brionna Jones' surgically repaired right knee is now healthy enough to take the Bridgestone Arena court in Nashville, Tenn., against the undefeated Fighting Irish is testament enough to a player who, at one point, was under consideration for a redshirt year. How a shy 18-year-old has come "out of her shell," as senior center Essence Townsend fittingly put it, is all the more remarkable.
The women's game is growing. Sunday night's Final Four at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., is sold out. The arena seats just under 20,000 for basketball. The Terps (28-6) play Notre Dame (36-0) in the first game followed by Connecticut (38-0) against Stanford (33-3).