With Alyssa Thomas chasing two of the most revered records in Maryland women's basketball history and less than a week from the senior's final regular-season home game, Terps coach Brenda Frese couldn't resist a little ruse at the expense of the two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year.
For years, Duke's arrival at Comcast Center provided Maryland fans a chance to generate noise and passion as they vented their heartfelt disapproval at the Blue Devils. No other opponent inspired such taunts
An upset victory over the No. 8 Blue Devils might not be enough to put the Terps back in the NCAA tournament discussion, but it would at least give an underachieving Maryland team a small amount of solace in an otherwise disappointing season.
The question going into Saturday's home game is whether starting Mitchell will give Maryland (13-10, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) a boost right from the opening tip against Florida State (14-8, 5-5). It didn't happen in Mitchell's first start Tuesday, a 75-63 loss at North Carolina.
Nostalgia among those who grew up in Laurel has caused its memorabilia to become a hot collectible. Every imaginable collectible is available, such as old photos, postcards, T-shirts, and even some Laurel Police Department patches.
After being saddled to the bench in the first half with two early fouls, Wells scored 18 points in the second half and hit his biggest shot since coming to Maryland -- a 3-pointer for the win with 5.9 seconds left.
Both Maryland and Miami lost close games at home to ranked teams Saturday, but their respective coaches reacted differently to the defeats as the teams prepared to play each other Wednesday night in College Park.
While not happy with the way the Terps finished the first half at the Petersen Events Center -- the Panthers took a six-point lead after an 11-2 run to close the half -- Mark Turgeon tried to look at the positives of his team's first ACC loss this season.
Shaquille Cleare, who was used sparingly behind Alex Len as a freshman, had one of his more solid performances in Saturday's 77-61 victory over Georgia Tech in Maryland's Atlantic Coast Conference home opener at Comcast Center.
A group of 100 children from the Housing Opportunities Commission and Community Services Foundation will be put through a one-hour training program with University of Maryland athletes before Saturday's men's basketball game against Georgia Tech.