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Scouting Northwood

Good morning, everyone. A little bit later today, I'll be heading out to College Park to watch the Terps play in their first -- and only -- exhibition game. Maryland will take on Northwood University at the Comcast Center at 2 p.m. Hope to see some of you there.

As for Northwood, the Seahawks are coached by Rollie Massimino, who coached Villanova to the 1985 national title. Massimino is in his fourth season at Northwood, as is the program itself. He has led the Seahawks since their inception in 2005. Their first season was in 2006 and they have qualified for the NAIA National Tournament in each of their first two seasons. Last season, Northwood finished 27-8 and advanced to the third round of the NAIA National Tournament.

DeSean White, the Seahawks' leading scorer from last season, returns to lead a squad that features some height. Northwood has three players on its roster that are 7-foot-0 or taller.

Thursday night, Northwood played an exhibition game at Villanova. At halftime, Villanova led by only five points, but the Wildcats pulled away in the second half and claimed a 75-37 victory. White, a 6-foot-8 forward -- led all Northwood scorers with 15 points. Despite their depth of height, the Seahawks were outrebounded by Villanova, 34-33.

"You want to get tested cause we're not a real tall team," Williams said on Friday. "I think we can be pretty physical with our size, but we're not a real tall team, so this is a good chance to play somebody like that."

By Steve Yanda  |  November 8, 2008; 8:00 AM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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