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Bowie's Declaration

After having a few days to digest Sunday's embarrassing loss to Georgetown, sophomore guard Adrian Bowie declared today in a chat with reporters that the lack of effort the Terps displayed in their final game at the Old Spice Classic will not be an issue again this season.

"We’re not getting blown out like that no more this season," Bowie said. "This is Maryland basketball. We can’t get blown out this year. We’re trying to get back to the NCAAs, so we can’t let that happen anymore."

That's a pretty bold statement considering some of the teams the Terps will face come January and February. What do you all think? Will improved effort alone keep the Terps from being blown out again for the rest of this season?

I'll have more from today's media availability at Comcast Center posted later this evening and throughout the day tomorrow.

By Steve Yanda  |  December 2, 2008; 4:34 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Comments

"We’re not getting blown out like that no more this season," Bowie said.

Wow! How about that UMCP education! I'm shocked that the basketball team's graduation rate is hovering at 0%

Posted by: kchoya | December 2, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

all cheap shots aside,what else do expect the kid(Bowie) to say.I mean at least he WANTS to win.These terps are, by no fault of there own shorthanded this season.If Gilchrist would have stayed we would have a better chance. if maze... if gary recruited so and so(insert name here)... I could go on and on. This likely is going to be a tough season,but i think we will win our fair share of games.In December, you should have the goal of winning as many games as possible,making the tournamment.I for one STILL believe that gary is STILL a good coach. michigan state showed the formula for this team to win: one part tough defense EVERY NIGHT, one part crashing the boards ALL the time, one part penetrating into the teeth of the defense to draw fouls ( causing bigs to have foul trouble)or kick out to open 3 pt. shooters EACH GAME which leads me to the final ingredient. CONSISTANT FT/FG shooting. If the terps can do these things each night they should be able to win 18-20 games. Now,for all the naysayers, they lost 2 games!!!!! to a top # 5 team Gonzaga and the #18 team in Georgetown,so chillax bro!!!!!!! this just in those teams will win a lot of games this season.I doubt bewtween the two that they lose more than 10 games combined.
however,The next 8 games are crucial and
all winnable games(last season we got cooked by losses early to the powerhouses like ohio u, american and VCU), if we win all of those games we will be 12-2 going into ACC play. there are 7 games versus teams ranked teams in the top 25 left on the schedule.8-8 in the confer

ence should get u in,in the ACC. stealing 3 of the 7 versus the top 25 left on the schedule,should get them in the tourney.thats is 20-10 folks.I am not saying that is how it will happen.but it is not impossible.Maybe these losses will be a wake up call that each night MAX effort is in order or face getting your doors blown off( Gary now has 2 reminders he can show they team to keep them grounded a) gonzaga and b) gtown.
Next year we ARE a legit tourney team with the inside help on the way along with the development of the guys we have burney, whom i like and Dupree.Remember,fan fave boom osby was not very good 2 years ago as a transfer early on. last year, he was a key to our success.either I am interested in seeing how gary williams handles this team.will it reaffirm his greatness as a coach or give haters more ammo to run him out of the arena he was so instrumental in helping become a reality?

Posted by: toddwhite2004 | December 3, 2008 1:55 AM | Report abuse

"These terps are, by no fault of there own shorthanded this season.If Gilchrist would have stayed we would have a better chance. if maze... if gary recruited so and so(insert name here)... I could go on and on."

Exactly how is that true?

You chose to recruit Gilchrist after he had already decommitted to another school.

Maze was recruited after "parting ways" with Oklahoma and then attending JuCo.

You reap what you sow on both of these players.

Posted by: paranoya | December 3, 2008 6:29 AM | Report abuse

If the Terps showed improved and consistent effort even in blowouts, that would go a long way toward making them more likable/watchable...

Posted by: Lindemann777 | December 3, 2008 6:58 AM | Report abuse

Player comments are consistent: it (the blowouts) won't happen again, we'll be highly motivated, etc.etc. Players and coaches must say these things. We heard the same talk last year and also from this year's football team. But two successive blowouts strongly suggest a weak team. This team lost to American U last year! They struggled against Division II teams. Let's hope the Terps play well against Mich but let's not be surprised by another weak, inept showing.

Posted by: AncientTerp | December 3, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Ancient terp, you are spot on with your comments.Paranoya, please let me clarify what I mean by the statement:"These terps are, by no fault of there own shorthanded this season.If Gilchrist would have stayed we would have a better chance. if maze... if gary recruited so and so(insert name here)... I could go on and on." first, if thsoe players were in the program we would be a lot better team right now and second,none of the players on the roster are responsible for anything that happens off the court in terms of recruiting. that being said by no fault of there own they have a huge weakness ie a lack of Bigs. as far as you reap what you sow.there are plenty of examples of schools giving kids a second chance to make something of themselves. allan iverson comes to mind for one,I think it turned out ok for him (except he doesnt like to practice that much).thats all

Posted by: toddwhite2004 | December 3, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

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