No. 15 seed Iona gave the Maryland women¿s basketball team a tense afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, but the Terps used a balanced attack to pull away for a 74-58 win on their home court.
Jim Valvano will be there in spirit Tuesday night when No. 6 Maryland (7-1) plays Connecticut (5-2) — the school that gave Valvano his first big-time coaching job as an assistant — in the featured game of the Jimmy V Classic.
Dylon Cormier is smart enough to realize that he should not expect the Patriot League to roll out the red carpet for him and his Loyola men's basketball teammates as they begin their first season in the conference.
Maryland's men's basketball season will continue in the NIT, where the Terps are a No. 2 seed and will open Tuesday night at Comcast Center against seventh-seeded Niagara of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Dylon Cormier and Erik Etherly scored their 1,000th career points within eight minutes of each other as visiting Loyola won for the fifth time in six games, beating Fairfield, 65-60, on Monday in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn.
Nineteen players from Baltimore are true freshmen on Division I basketball rosters this fall. There's a good chance this area will produce more DI players in the 2013 class. Below the chart of last year's DI signees is a comprehensive look at which local seniors have already signed, and which prospects remain on the market heading into the spring period.