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Terrapins Insider: February 28, 2010 - March 6, 2010

Duke win gives Maryland No. 2 seed in ACC tournament

Duke's 82-50 win over North Carolina on Saturday night means Maryland will share the ACC regular season title with the Blue Devils and hold the No. 2 seed entering next week's conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The Terrapins will play...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 6, 2010; 11:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Maryland holds off late Virginia charge for 74-68 win

The Maryland men's basketball team clinched at least a share of the ACC regular season title Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena after defeating the Cavaliers by six points. There were some pretty tense moments during the second half --...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 6, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Does the Terps' close win have you worried?

Well, that got a bit interesting at the end, didn't it? How are your feelings on the Terrapins after digesting the last two hours? poll by twiigs.com...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 6, 2010; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Virginia's Sylven Landesberg suspended for rest of the season

UPDATED: 1:17 P.M. Virginia guard Sylven Landesberg has been suspended for the remainder of the season for "failure to live up his academic obligations." He might have played in his final game in a Virginia uniform. Throughout the season, there's...

By Zach Berman  |  March 6, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Three things to watch: Landesberg, Milbourne and late game

Later today, No. 22 Maryland will take on Virginia in Charlottesville, a place the Terrapins have not won since 2006. But the Terrapins are riding a six-game winning streak and have appeared impervious to anything resembling a trap game this...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 6, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Maryland gains verbal commitment from Florida swingman

Late this week, Maryland added a 6-foot-6, 215-pound small forward to its 2010 recruiting class when it gained a verbal commitment from Iceland-native Haukur Palsson*. After witnessing Wednesday's seven-point Maryland win over Duke at Comcast Center, Palsson returned to central...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 6, 2010; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Duke win brought out emotional side of all Terps (even Hayes)

Two years into his Maryland career, sophomore guard Sean Mosley knows what to expect out of Eric Hayes whenever the senior guard is on the court: a stolid look that rarely ever changes, regardless of circumstance. "He's one of them...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 5, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Terps prepare to close out regular season at U-Va.

Two days after an emotional win over No. 4 Duke that placed Maryland in a first-place tie with the Blue Devils atop the ACC standings, the Terrapins wrapped up their preparations for Saturday's regular season finale at Virginia. Coach Gary...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 5, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Vasquez named one of six Cousy Award finalists

Maryland senior guard Greivis Vasquez was named one of six finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday. The Cousy Award is given annually to the nation's top point guard. Joining Vasquez on...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 5, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Catching up with Virginia

Remember back at the beginning of February when Virginia was 5-2 in ACC play and the feel-good story of the conference? Yeah, that didn't really hold up so well. The Cavaliers have dropped eight straight games. Some of the contests...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 5, 2010; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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27 arrested after Maryland-Duke game (updated)

The Post's Dan Morse has the story on the postgame revelry in College Park. Twenty-seven people were arrested, officials said. Some are questioning the actions of the police, with one Maryland student saying that police "started attacking people." If you...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 4, 2010; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Maryland offense surged in final six minutes against Duke

Maryland Coach Gary Williams compared the first eight minutes of the second half of Wednesday night's seven-point victory over Duke to two rams butting heads, and that certainly was an appropriate observation. Out of the intermission, neither team was getting...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 4, 2010; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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For Jordan Williams, a 'courageous' night

There have not been many times during ACC play when freshman forward Jordan Williams played like an overwhelmed first-year player. But his outing at Duke on Feb. 13 certainly was one of them. Williams tallied six points on 3-of-9 shooting...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 4, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Aggressiveness the key to Bowie's strong showing

When junior guard Adrian Bowie checked into the game in the second half Wednesday night, Maryland trailed Duke by two points with just less than 15 minutes remaining. Over the next 11 minutes, Bowie scored nine points, grabbed four rebounds...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 4, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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College basketball, NCAA tournament online chat today at noon

Hello, everyone. Please join me for a college basketball online chat at noon. I encourage everyone to ask as many questions as you want about any college basketball issue. Thanks. See everyone soon....

By Eric Prisbell  |  March 4, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland-Duke: The morning after

Wow, what a game, eh? Biggest win since...when? Discuss in the comments. The Post's Dan Steinberg brings it, as usual. He has video of Grevis's shot and Terps fans storming the court. Steve Yanda also has entered the video age,...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 4, 2010; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Maryland knocks off Duke, 79-72

I've heard there are riot police attempting to maintain peace and order in College Park right now, but here inside Comcast Center all is calm. Traces of evidence remain from Maryland's seven-point win Wednesday night over No. 4 Duke --...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 4, 2010; 1:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Three things to watch: Rebounding, pressure D and guard play

There are many story lines surrounding tonight's matchup between No. 22 Maryland and No. 4 Duke, most of which have been discussed previously on this blog. Most importantly, perhaps, is that with a win, the Terrapins can keep alive their...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 3, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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ACC POY race could be impacted by Wednesday's Maryland-Duke contest

Tonight's matchup between No. 22 Maryland and No. 4 Duke will feature two of the top performers in the ACC this season. The Blue Devils will send forth senior guard Jon Scheyer, and the Terrapins will counter with senior guard...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 3, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Maryland's prolific offense gets another crack at stingy Duke defense

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski has said several times this season that this season's Blue Devils squad is different from those of recent seasons because it is centered on defense and rebounding, rather than purely on offensive proficiency. Indeed, Duke ranks...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 3, 2010; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Brian Zoubek and the rebounding battle

The last time Maryland played Duke, Blue Devils 7-foot-1 center Brian Zoubek had a career game, tallying 16 points and 17 rebounds. Eight of Zoubek's rebounds on Feb. 13 during Duke's 77-56 win came off the offensive glass, which contributed...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 3, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Greivis Vasquez: Terps face 'no pressure' against Duke

Tomorrow night's contest at Comcast Center between No. 22 Maryland and No. 4 Duke should be wild, to say the least. It will be senior night for the accomplished trio of Greivis Vasquez, Landon Milbourne and Eric Hayes. It will...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 2, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Catching up with Duke (deluxe edition)

Not much has changed since the last time Maryland prepared to enter a matchup against Duke. The Blue Devils (25-4, 12-2) have won all four of their contests since beating the Terrapins by 21 in Durham on Feb. 13. Duke...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 2, 2010; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Vasquez, J. Williams earn ACC weekly honors

Senior guard Greivis Vasquez earned ACC player of the week honors for the second consecutive week and freshman forward Jordan Williams was recognized as the conference's rookie of the week, the ACC announced Monday. This is the fourth time this...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 1, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Maryland enters AP top 25 at No. 22

Maryland returned to the Associated Press top 25 poll Monday for the first time since late November. The Terrapins are ranked No. 22. Duke, the only other ACC team ranked in this week's poll, sits at No. 4. The Terrapins...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 1, 2010; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Gary Williams on the ACC coaches' teleconference

It didn't come as much surprise that Maryland Coach Gary Williams spent much of his 10-minute segment on the ACC coaches' teleconference this morning answering questions about senior guard Greivis Vasquez. In case you haven't heard, Wednesday night's match-up against...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 1, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Coach K's thoughts on Vasquez

A short while ago on the ACC coaches' teleconference, Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked for his thoughts on Maryland senior guard Greivis Vasquez, given that this will be the final time the two meet on the court. Krzyzewski pointed...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 1, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Favorite moment from a crazy stretch of games

So, in the past three games Maryland has won on a last-second three-pointer, by rallying from a 15-point deficit and in double overtime. Cliff Tucker, Sean Mosley and Greivis Vasquez were the respective heroes in the Terrapins' victories over Georgia...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 1, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Maryland's efficiency improved as game against Va. Tech progressed

After the first half of play Saturday night, neither the score nor Maryland's rate of efficiency boded well for the Terrapins. Maryland trailed by six at halftime, which might have been distressing enough for Terrapins fans, but it was the...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 28, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Terps conclude long day with big win

The Maryland men's basketball team began its day Saturday with a shootaround at Cassell Coliseum at 9 a.m. When the Terrapins returned to the arena roughly five hours later, they noticed something different about the setting. "To be here and...

By Steve Yanda  |  February 28, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Maryland-Va. Tech video highlights

For all of you who would like to relive the highlights of last night's contest between Maryland and Virginia Tech, here you are ......

By Steve Yanda  |  February 28, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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