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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 day off was a much-needed respite as the team entered the final two weeks of the regular season.

"I think this time a year, that’s all you need," Williams said. "I mean, that’s a typical stretch that you play in. In other words, you play Saturday, you play Wednesday. So we’re back on that type of schedule. I think we feel pretty good in terms of having rest. Probably the most rested we’ve been in a while."

The Terrapins went 3-1 during their last four-game stretch and didn't appear to show signs of fatigue until Wednesday's game at North Carolina State. After a slow start, Maryland recovered and ended up posting a convincing win over the Wolfpack. On Saturday against Georgia Tech, Maryland played well for most of the game, but Williams noted that the Yellow Jackets seized an advantage on the boards late as his players' legs began to tire.

Now, though, the Terrapins should have their legs back under them (relatively speaking, of course, given the current stage of the season they're in). They'll play Clemson tonight before heading to Virginia Tech on Saturday. Next week, they'll repeat the same Wednesday-Saturday routine as they host Duke and then close out the regular season at Virginia.

By Steve Yanda  |  February 24, 2010; 12:11 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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