The Maryland men’s basketball team received a No. 6 seed and will play the winner of No. 11 seed Belmont and No. 11 seed Temple in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the selection committee announced Sunday.
The Terps, who came into the season at No. 3 and were up to No. 2 as recently as three weeks ago, fell four spots to No. 14 in the Associated Pres media Top 25 and two spots in the USA Today Sports Top 25 after Saturday's loss at then-No. 20 Purdue.
That Maryland (17-3) didn't drop out of the Top 10 for the first time season sets up the first matchup of Top 10 teams in the history of the Xfinity (nee Comcast) Center when now-No. 3 Iowa (16-3) visits Thursday night.
One of the common threads that ties together the 17 seasons Mark Turgeon has been a Division I college basketball coach are the transfers who have helped transform his respective teams, particularly those at Wichita State and Maryland.
Jordan Latham spent his freshman year at Xavier homesick and missing his family. Now he's back in Baltimore and playing well for Loyola, while spending plenty of time with younger brother Myles, who has autism.
Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon had to reschedule this team's practice Monday in preparation for Tuesday's game against Lafayette in order to attend the campus news conference to announce the school's move to the Big Ten from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
For the second straight year, The Baltimore Sun has counted down the best returning Division I college basketball players from this area. Players were chosen based on previous college accomplishments and projections for the 2012-13 season. College coaches, sports information directors, writers and others were consulted in compiling this list
The news that Dez Wells was transferring from Xavier to Maryland over the summer brought mixed reactions from Terps fans who knew about the player¿s triumphs and troubles during his freshman year at the Ohio school.
Dezmine Wells, a highly touted former Xavier basketball player hoping to transfer to Maryland, was in College Park on Wednesday as the school studied a sexual assault allegation against him that a prosecutor said resulted from a game of "truth or dare."