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Terrapins Insider: January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009

Terps Suffer Historic Defeat To Duke, 85-44

I'm just going to let Gary Williams sum up the colossal beatdown his team took from the Blue Devils this afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium. "I hope the rest of your night is better than my last two hours," he...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 24, 2009; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Burney Suits Up

Sophomore forward Jerome Burney, who has been out with a stress fracture in his foot since early December, is currently on the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium warming up with the rest of the Terps. Burney is in uniform and...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 24, 2009; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Sadness Along Tobacco Road

Kay Yow, longtime North Carolina State women's basketball coach and sister of Maryland Athletic Director Debbie Yow, passed away this morning at age 66. Yow, a member of the Hall of Fame, died after a nearly two decade battle with...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 24, 2009; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Threads From N.C.

I'm about to board a flight to Raleigh, but while I wait I wanted to pass along some of the headlines surrounding today's Maryland-Duke game. The Raleigh News & Observer took a quick look at Greivis Vasquez's love affair with...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 24, 2009; 6:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bowie's 'Second Gear'

Sophomore guard Adrian Bowie's improvement this season -- and even more so in recent weeks -- has been no secret. Bowie attributes his development to hard work put in during the offseason, and while that certainly has a lot to...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 23, 2009; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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GW's Thoughts On Duke

Most college basketball followers are familiar with the talents of Duke forward Kyle Singler, but during today's chat with reporters, Gary Williams said the Blue Devils have another player who deserves more national attention. "They also have a player, (Gerald)...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 23, 2009; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Good Matchup For The Terps?

Several sources said this week that, odd as it may seem, Maryland might match up pretty well with Duke on Saturday. Those sources also made it clear that the Blue Devils, at least on paper, are the superior team, but...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 23, 2009; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Scouting Duke

Duke and Maryland are similar in many ways. The Blue Devils essentially operate with a four-guard lineup, they aim to create intense ball pressure and they are a perimeter-oriented team. The difference, so far, has been that Duke runs much...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 23, 2009; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Catching Up With Old Foes

Maryland's win over Virginia on Tuesday night ensured its NCAA tournament hopes remain alive, which means taking a quick glance at how some of the Terps' previous opponents are doing still serves a purpose. After all, a team is only...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 22, 2009; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Who Deserves A Larger Role?

Earlier today, we discussed Dino Gregory's potential for providing the Terps with a more significant post presence, as well as for easing the rebounding load off the shoulders of Landon Milbourne. But Gregory is just one of the Terps' reserves....

By Steve Yanda  |  January 22, 2009; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Collapse Vs. Victory

I'm sure you all remember what happened when the Terps played at Miami a little over a week ago, so a quick recap should suffice: Maryland builds 17-point lead in the second half, Maryland slows the pace and attempts to...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 22, 2009; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lightening Milbourne's Load

After Maryland's win over Virginia on Tuesday night, Gary Williams made a point of saying how his team needed to provide some rebounding support for junior forward Landon Milbourne down low. Milbourne tallied a team-high five rebounds and did much...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 22, 2009; 7:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rough Night For Neal

Since the start of ACC play, senior forward Dave Neal frequenly has commented on his sore hips, ribs and sternum after games. That's simply the price an undersized post player pays when battling for rebounds, putbacks and positioning against taller...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 21, 2009; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps Benefit From Defensive Switch

Originally, sophomore guard Adrian Bowie said, he was slated to guard Virginia freshman Sylven Landesberg during last night's contest. Bowie said he was told during Sunday's workout that he would be responsible for shutting down Landesberg, who entered the game...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 21, 2009; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Those Familiar Rims

It would appear that extra 25-minute shooting session the Terps participated in on Martin Luther King Jr. Day really paid off. After a two-game road trip in which the team struggling mightily to find its collective stroke, Maryland returned to...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 21, 2009; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Finally, Some Free Throws

Maryland attempted 24 free throws last night. To put that number in perspective, it was four times as many free throws as the team shot in the entire Miami game (six) and the first half of the Florida State game...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 21, 2009; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Terps Rebound for 84-78 win over Virginia

And exhale. Once again, Maryland built an impressive lead over an ACC opponent and then nearly watched it slip away. The difference tonight was the word "nearly," and these days, that's called "growth" in College Park. The Terps did the...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 20, 2009; 11:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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More Zone 'D' Talk

A couple of interesting points about the 3-2 zone defense the Terps implemented during the second half Saturday againt Florida State: The team has practiced operating it on a regular basis since, by Gary Williams's estimation, the third day of...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 20, 2009; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Extra Practice On MLK Day

With winter session classes cancelled in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Maryland players had some free time Monday morning -- too much free time in Gary Williams's estimation. Rather than have the Terps just lay around all morning,...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 20, 2009; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bowie's Defensive Challenge

Among the players ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in free throw percentage, five have attempted more than 100 shots from the charity stripe this season*. One of those five is Virginia freshman guard Sylven Landesberg, who will...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 20, 2009; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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GW Urges Players To Watch History

In a few hours, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the next president of the United States, and when he is, Gary Williams hopes all of his players take in that historic moment. Not live, of course. The Terps...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 20, 2009; 7:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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And Then The Lightbulb Went Off

For any of you still trying to figure out how exactly Maryland departed Florida on Saturday night without a single win to show for two tightly-contested road games, the answer is simple. The Terps didn't shoot the ball well against...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 19, 2009; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Terps' Magic Number

Their coach might not want much, if any, part in this discussion, but Maryland's players, at least, understand the overtones of tomorrow night's game against Virginia. At 1-2 in conference play, the Terps can ill afford a home loss to...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 19, 2009; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Milbourne's Second Effort

Landon Milbourne draws you in with a soft voice that undermines his perpetually cold stare. He sits in a visiting locker room, leans forward with his forearms pressed against his thighs and looks off into another time and place, perhaps...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 19, 2009; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Playing The Hand You're Dealt

Gary Williams just got done with his weekly segment on the ACC coaches' teleconference, and he spent some time talking about how it's been playing with a smaller lineup this season. "The smaller lineup is good in terms of, you...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 19, 2009; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Travel Arrangements

Virginia Coach Dave Leitao said Sunday that his team would depart from Charlottesville early Monday morning, head north and hope for the best. As it will be for most travelers making their way toward the District today and tomorrow, Virginia's...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 19, 2009; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Scouting Virginia

Four of Virginia's starters are underclassmen, which creates an interesting predicament for Cavaliers Coach Dave Leitao. He's sees the promise in his young squad, sees flashes of their potential shine through. But he also has to live through the present,...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 19, 2009; 7:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fokou Heads to Senior Bowl

I just got word from Maryland linebacker Moise Fokou’s agent that Fokou was selected this weekend to play in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 24 in Mobile, Ala. Fokou accounted for 161 tackles the last two seasons, including 77 in...

By Eric Prisbell  |  January 18, 2009; 10:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Where To Go From Here?

So the Terps are now 1-2 in ACC play, and even though three of their next four games are at home, the path ahead appears anything but smooth. Maryland hosts Virginia on Tuesday, which has turned into a must-win* for...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 18, 2009; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Mosley's Discovery

After turning in a pretty sub-par performance Wednesday night against Miami, freshman guard Sean Mosley did his best to make up for it yesterday against Florida State. His line against Miami: 19 minutes, zero points (0 for 3 shooting), two...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 18, 2009; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Dealing With 'An Eraser'

Florida State freshman center Solomon Alabi is an absolute giant. At 7-foot-1, 240 lbs., he absolutely towered over Landon Milbourne, Dave Neal, Dino Gregory and any other Terp who tried his luck at guarding the big man. And yet, Alabi...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 18, 2009; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Free Throw Frustrations

One of the consistent bright spots for the Terps this season has been their dramatic improvement at the free throw line. They soared to the top of the ACC in free throw shooting percentage, and Gary Williams often joked (well,...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 18, 2009; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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