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Terrapins Insider: January 3, 2010 - January 9, 2010

Terps prepare for Florida State's length

After essentially having a bye week to prepare for their ACC opener Sunday against Florida State, Maryland players and Coach Gary Williams spoke earlier today about the challenge of facing the frontcourt length the Seminoles possess. Florida State offers a...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 9, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A coach's view on the Seminoles

On Sunday, Maryland will host Florida State in the Terrapins' ACC opener. While Maryland's strength lies in its back court, the Seminoles offer plenty of of front-court power. On offense, the Seminoles will look first to get the ball inside...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 8, 2010; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Scouting Florida State

Typically, this segment comes the day before Maryland plays a particular opponent, but since the Terrapins' ACC opener isn't until Sunday and we've had somewhat of an extended break since the last time Maryland played, we're going to scout Florida...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 7, 2010; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Wednesday links

Steve Yanda is on his way to Pasadena to cover the BCS title game, so in his stead (and now that our blogging-software issues have been resolved, knock-wood), here's some Terrapins/ACC links to tide you over. In case you missed...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  January 6, 2010; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Vasquez named a Cousy Award finalist

Senior guard Greivis Vasquez was named one of 20 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday afternoon. Named after former Boston Celtic player Bob Cousy, the award recognizes the top point guard...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 5, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Choi to leave Maryland, return to South Korea

Maryland sophomore forward Jin Soo Choi will leave Maryland and return to his native South Korea, according to a source close to the player. Choi, the first Korean player to receive a Division I scholarship, decided to transfer after it...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 5, 2010; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Defensively, a step in the right direction

Maryland senior forward Landon Milbourne stood outside the visiting locker room of Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday afternoon and spoke about how liberating it felt to completely control a game from start to finish. The Terrapins had turned in solid performances...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 5, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bowie delves back into the lane

To hear Maryland junior guard Adrian Bowie tell it, the start he's gotten off to this season -- his third in College Park -- reminds him a lot of his freshman year, when he averaged 12.4 minutes per game and...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 5, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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For Padgett, minutes harder to come by

You had to figure that the playing time of both the freshmen forwards was going to decrease once junior Dino Gregory returned from his suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules. And since Jordan Williams had done well in...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 4, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Adjusting to the college game

A short while ago, near the end of Maryland Coach Gary Williams's segment on the weekly ACC coaches' teleconference, Williams was asked to discuss the development of freshman forward Jordan Williams. Through the first 13 games of his collegiate career,...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 4, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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(Re-)introducing Dino Gregory

During his first four games back from a suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules, junior forward Dino Gregory appeared out of sync in nearly every phase of the game. His jump shot looked smooth, but he wasn't able...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 4, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Rewarding the big men

If there was one Maryland weakness that stood out following last week's six-point loss to William & Mary, Coach Gary Williams said, it was that the Terrapins did not feed the ball into the post often enough. Williams made that...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 4, 2010; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland pounds UNC-Greensboro, 97-63

Maryland scored 52 first-half points and led by 18 at halftime, which is to say today's game was not much in the way of competitive. The Terrapins showed progress in each area in which there were question marks entering the...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 3, 2010; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Maryland lands commitment from Pe'Shon Howard

Oak Hill point guard Pe'Shon Howard was offered a scholarship by the Maryland coaching staff Saturday, and Howard orally committed to the Terrapins while on an unofficial visit to College Park, according to multiple reports. Howard, a 6-foot-2, 195-lb. senior...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 3, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Three things to watch

For the Terrapins, there are several potential benefits to today's match-up against UNC-Greensboro at Greensboro Coliseum. Most obviously, they can earn a win in their final game before the start of ACC play, which would give them a boost of...

By Steve Yanda  |  January 3, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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