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Terrapins Insider: December 20, 2009 - December 26, 2009

Scouting Florida Atlantic

Mike Jarvis has led three different programs (Boston University, George Washington and St. John's) to the NCAA tournament during his career, but the second-year Florida Atlantic coach has quite a bit more work to do if he plans to add...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 26, 2009; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Some thoughts on the ACC

On Monday, Coach Gary Williams was asked for his thoughts so far on how the ACC is shaping up as conference play nears. Williams began by saying he couldn't believe Maryland didn't start its ACC schedule for nearly three more...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 24, 2009; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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For Bowie, confidence boost as simple as one shot

Junior guard Adrian Bowie said Tuesday night following Maryland's win over Winston-Salem State that all he needed was one push in a positive direction to get back into the flow of things. Confidence can be a fickle form of sustinence,...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 24, 2009; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vasquez: 'I'm supposed to have those games every day'

Among the many attributes that could be fairly ascribed to Greivis Vasquez, being accountable certainly is one of them. You might not always like his shot selection, and you might think some of his on-court mannerisms are a bit much,...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 24, 2009; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bench play helps Terps wear down Rams

Even during the first half Tuesday night when Winston-Salem State was hanging close to Maryland, you got the sense that eventually the Terrapins were going to pull away for at least a 20-point win. Maybe you didn't see a 43-point...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 23, 2009; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Pointing toward points in the paint

Winston-Salem State out-rebounded and outscored Maryland in points in the paint during the first half Tuesday night, facts that were as shocking to the Terrapins as they were everyone in attendance at Comcast Center. The Rams entered the contest with...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 23, 2009; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Maryland unsatisfied with halfcourt defense in first half

Maryland players said Monday that the team had spent a good chunk of its practices during the 10-day hiatus for finals focusing on improving components of its defense. The Terrapins wanted to improve its perimeter defense, and indeed, Winston-Salem State...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 23, 2009; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Terps shoot well from beyond the arc against WSSU

Maryland made nine three-pointers Tuesday night during the first half of a 43-point win over Winston-Salem State. That’s two more than the Terrapins made total against Eastern Kentucky, and the same amount as they made total against Villanova. Maryland added...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 23, 2009; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland puts away Winston-Salem State, 98-55

The Terrapins did not make quick work of Winston-Salem State on Tuesday night at Comcast Center, but they sure had buried the Rams when all was said and done. Maryland was able to pull away from the Rams with prolific...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 22, 2009; 11:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Pearman, Goins out against Winston-Salem State

Junior guard David Pearman is dressed in street clothes and will not play tonight against Winston-Salem State. Pearman, who did not practice Monday, has a sprained right knee, according to a team spokesman. Pearman will be re-evaluated prior to Sunday's...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 22, 2009; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Three things to watch

Later this evening, Maryland will host Winston-Salem State at Comcast Center in what should be a close affair right up until tip-off. Regardless, here are a few things to keep track of during tonight's game ... 1) Perimeter defense. Maryland's...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 22, 2009; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Bowie, Tucker look to get back on track

Don't expect much in the way of revelations tonight when Maryland hosts Winston-Salem State. The Rams are a team the Terrapins should beat handily, and if they do, then it will be difficult to draw many definitive conclusions from their...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 22, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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With school out, Terps rearrange daily schedule

The Terrapins finished up finals last week and will get a brief break from their studies until they each take a course during the winter session of classes, which begins Jan. 4. But until then, with the campus all but...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 22, 2009; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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With Dino back, a changing dynamic?

Although junior forward Dino Gregory did not play during the first month of the season due to an unspecified violation of team rules, Coach Gary Williams mentioned several times the positive impact Gregory was having on the development of freshmen...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 22, 2009; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps ready to get back in swing of things

Maryland Coach Gary Williams sat down a short while ago to chat with a group of reporters and began by listing off three teams before casting out a warning of sorts. "Tennessee, Georgetown and Florida came out of exams Saturday,"...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 21, 2009; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Scouting Winston-Salem State

The Maryland men's basketball team will return from its 10-day hiatus tomorrow night when the Terrapins host Winston-Salem State at Comcast Center. The Rams are 2-6, but to be fair, they could totally be a 3-6 squad for all we...

By Steve Yanda  |  December 21, 2009; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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