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Terrapins Insider: December 13, 2009 - December 19, 2009

Looking toward the future

Through nine games this season, Maryland stands at 6-3. There have been plenty of positives (the play of Sean Mosley and Jordan Williams, for example) and some reasons for concern (rebounding and perimeter defense), as well. Following Saturday's win over...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 16, 2009; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
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Ball control aids Terrapins

Maryland lasted nearly the first 14 minutes of Saturday's game against Eastern Kentucky without committing a turnover. The Terrapins tallied only nine turnovers on the night. On the season, Maryland is averaging 12.3 turnovers per game and that, combined with...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 15, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A solid start to the season for Milbourne

There have been times this season when senior forward Landon Milbourne has allowed foul trouble to keep him out of the flow of the offense for the majority of games. And there have been times, such as Saturday against Eastern...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 15, 2009; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Experience helped stave off upset

Just out of curiosity, how many of you had visions of the Morgan State game last season dancing in your head at any point during the second half Saturday during Maryland’s matchup against Eastern Kentucky? Or maybe you thought back...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 15, 2009; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Maryland has work to do on defense

Following Saturday’s 11-point win over Eastern Kentucky, senior guard Eric Hayes was asked about which area the Terrapins most need to improve over the next couple of weeks before the start of ACC play. “Defensively, just one-on-one defense, helping, pretty...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 15, 2009; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gregory makes impact upon return

Junior forward Dino Gregory started and played 33 minutes Saturday in his first game back from an eight-game suspension. Coach Gary Williams said he did not anticipate Gregory seeing that much court time against Eastern Kentucky, but the circumstances of...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 14, 2009; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Terrapins control final eight minutes against EKU

Eastern Kentucky hung around far longer than Maryland expected on Saturday. The Colonels put together a little 5-0 run to tie the score at 60 heading into a media timeout with just less than eight minutes remaining. Following that timeout,...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 14, 2009; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Maryland adapts slowly to EKU's unique style of play

Eastern Kentucky opened up the game Saturday in a 3-2 zone defense. Then the Colonels switched to a 1-3-1 zone defense. Then they went back to the 3-2. Then they tried to go man-to-man for a little bit. Then back...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 14, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vasquez finds his offensive balance

During the first eight games of the season, a time in which senior guard Greivis Vasquez struggled to find his scoring rhythm, he turned his attention to other facets of his game. Namely, he looked more frequently to pass, even...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 14, 2009; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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