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Terrapins Insider: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

Maryland wins 2OT thriller, 104-100, over Va. Tech

What a day for the Terrapins. It started with a 9 a.m. shootaround and it ended 13 hours later with a double-overtime victory at an arena that had not previously allowed its home squad to lose this season. Of course,...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 27, 2010; 11:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Maryland game to start at 7 p.m.

The men's basketball game between Maryland and Virginia Tech will begin at 7 p.m., according to a Maryland team spokesman. The move from 6:30 to 7 was done so that the game would be broadcast on more television affiliates. UPDATE:...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 27, 2010; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Inside how the Maryland-Va. Tech game got delayed

The men's basketball game between Maryland and Virginia Tech has been delayed 2 1/2 hours because of a water main break caused after a catering truck ran into a fire hydrant near Cassell Coliseum. The contest now is scheduled to...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 27, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Maryland-Va. Tech basketball game to start at 6:30

Due to water main issues on campus here in Blacksburg, the men's basketball game between Maryland and Virginia Tech will not begin until 6:30 p.m. A Raycom official said the game still will be broadcast, but it will be up...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 27, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Va. Tech official: 'Very good chance' Terps-Hokies game to be delayed

This afternoon's matchup between Maryland and Virginia Tech likely will be delayed a few hours while university officials address a water main issue that arose earlier today. No new start time for today's game has been announced, and it still...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 27, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NFL News Feed: Campbell dazzles at combine

Reporting from the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, The Post's Mark Maske reports that former Terrapins tackle Bruce Campbell "has become a standout performer." Take a look at his report here....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  February 27, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Three things to watch: Vasquez, turnovers, bench play

In a few hours, Maryland will enter Cassell Coliseum in search of its first ever win at that venue. The Terrapins have won six of their past seven games and are alone in second place in the ACC standings. Virginia...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 27, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Terps looking for Milbourne to bounce back

It's been a rough past few weeks for senior forward Landon Milbourne, who has tallied more than eight points in a game once since Maryland defeated North Carolina on Feb. 7. Milbourne (6-foot-7, 205 lbs.) has spent all season playing...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 27, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Catching up with Bruce Campbell at the NFL combine

Former Maryland offensive linemen Bruce Campbell was a day late meeting with reporters at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis because a surgery he underwent in high school stoked the curiosity of doctors during medical testing on Thursday. Campbell met...

By Rick Maese  |  February 26, 2010; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Terps prepare to head to Blacksburg

Virginia Tech will enter tomorrow's matchup against Maryland undefeated at home thus far this season. The Hokies are 14-0 this year at Cassell Coliseum and have never lost there to the Terrapins. But Maryland will travel down to Blacksburg having...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 26, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Scouting Virginia Tech

Prior to the past week, the Virginia Tech men's basketball team was sailing down the stretch of ACC play and directly toward an NCAA tournament berth. The Hokies possessed a stingy defense, one of the top scorers in the conference...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 26, 2010; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Dealing with Clemson's Trevor Booker

In the first half of Wednesday night's nine-point Maryland win over Clemson, Tigers forward Trevor Booker was a flat-out nightmare for the Terrapins to deal with. He tallied 11 points and eight rebounds before the break, and Clemson's sudden ability...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 25, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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More offensively efficient second half aides Maryland comeback

Basketball Prospectus writer John Gasaway recently taught me how to calculate points per possession, a tool used to help determine a team's level of efficiency in each game. So I figured I'd put the knowledge to good use and try...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 25, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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More on Mosley's big night

Sophomore guard Sean Mosley made his first three shots Wednesday night during Maryland's nine-point victory over Clemson. And all three of those shots came in the first two minutes of the game. Mosley added a pair of free throws, and...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 25, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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College basketball, NCAA tournament online chat today at noon

Just a reminder that I'll be having a college basketball online chat today at noon. Feel free to ask questions before or during the chat. You can click right here. Feel free to ask whatever you want, and as many...

By Eric Prisbell  |  February 25, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland-Clemson, the video

In case you missed Maryland's comeback win over Clemson last night, here's the Raycom recap....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  February 25, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Terps advance team narrative in win over Clemson

One of the first things Maryland Coach Gary Williams said once he stepped to the podium Wednesday night following his team's nine-point victory over Clemson was that this was "one of those games where you find a little more about...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 25, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Maryland prevails with an 88-79 win over Clemson

There was no buzzer-beating, game-winning, ecstasy-inducing three-pointer to conclude tonight's game. No, by the time the final horn sounded it had been clear for several minutes who would come out on top. But that didn't mean Maryland's nine-point win over...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 25, 2010; 12:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Vasquez on midseason Naismith award list

Maryland senior guard Greivis Vasquez was one of 30 players named to the Naismith Trophy midseason list earlier today. The Naismith Trophy is given annually to the men's college basketball player of the year. The winner will be announced at...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 24, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Three things to watch: Turnovers, Milbourne, Booker

Maryland will host Clemson later tonight at Comcast Center in a rematch of a late-January game in South Carolina that ended as a nine-point Tigers victory. The Terrapins, however, have yet to be defeated at home in ACC play; Clemson...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 24, 2010; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Terps finally back on somewhat normal schedule

After playing its fourth game in eight days, the Maryland men's basketball team took Sunday off to recharge its collective battery as it headed into the final two weeks of the regular season. Coach Gary Williams said Tuesday that the...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 24, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Efficiency margin, a little-used stat, says Terps near top of the ACC

As Maryland ventures through the final two weeks of the regular season, it will do so as one of the most efficient teams (per possession) in the ACC. We've discussed on many occasions this season how potent the Terrapins have...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 24, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Padgett seeing earlier (if not more) minutes

There were several occasions earlier this season when Coach Gary Williams bemoaned not playing freshman forward James Padgett more in games. Padgett has logged more than eight minutes in two conference games this year, despite Williams's stated plan to operate...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 24, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Gary Williams: 'We should be ranked'

As some of you may have noticed, Maryland remained outside of the top 25 polls this week. The Terrapins picked up 57 votes in the Associated Press poll and 31 in the coaches' poll. Now, one could make a good...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 23, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Catching up with Clemson

Clemson (19-7, 7-5 ACC) will enter Comcast Center on Wednesday night riding a three-game winning streak. The Tigers are 3-1 since defeating Maryland, 62-53, on Jan. 31 and now are playing with a healthy Demontez Stitt. Stitt (6 feet 2,...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 23, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Palm: Terps in good shape, 'still a little work to do'

Maryland will enter tomorrow night's home matchup against Clemson with three RPI top 50 wins and no bad losses, which makes for a pretty solid NCAA tournament resume. But the Terrapins' final four regular season games will determine how crucial...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 23, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Vasquez earns ACC player of the week honors once again

For the third time this season, Maryland senior guard Greivis Vasquez has been named ACC player of the week, the conference announced Monday. This marks the seventh time in his career that Vasquez has been so recognized. In three wins...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 22, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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The last time Maryland hit a buzzer-beater ...

... it looked something like this: Then-senior guard Drew Nicholas hit a game-winning three-pointer to send Maryland into the second round of the 2003 NCAA tournament. Following Saturday's dramatic two-point win over Georgia Tech, Coach Gary Williams was asked which...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 22, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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A display of Jordan Williams's 'typical' attitude

Coach Gary Williams said that down the stretch he felt his team "did a lot of good things. I thought we ran some great plays, we played good defense, we just couldn't keep jumping with them. I thought that the...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 21, 2010; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Why Gary Williams tossed off his jacket

With 5:21 remaining in Saturday's two-point win over Georgia Tech, Yellow Jackets guard Iman Shumpert fired a three-point attempt with his team up by two. At that point, it looked as though Maryland's last bit of momentum was slipping away....

By Steve Yanda  |  February 21, 2010; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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What Tucker's shot does for him, the Terps going forward

Let's begin with the obvious: junior guard Cliff Tucker's three-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining Saturday afternoon provided Maryland a win over Georgia Tech, extended Maryland's home record in ACC play this season to 6-0 and brought Maryland one step closer...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 21, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Another look inside Maryland's final play

After Georgia Tech forward Derrick Favors put back a missed jumper by Iman Shumpert with a little more than two seconds left to put the Yellow Jackets up by one and after senior guard Greivis Vasquez launched a shot from...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 21, 2010; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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