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Terrapins Insider: March 7, 2010 - March 13, 2010

Video: Maryland falls to Georgia Tech in ACC tournament

There's probably not many people, besides Georgia Tech fans, who want to watch the highlights of Friday's game. And frankly, there weren't many highlights from the Yellow Jackets, either. But here you go:...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 13, 2010; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Maryland comeback falls short in 69-64 loss to Ga. Tech

Had Maryland's ACC quarterfinal match-up against Georgia Tech lasted 41 minutes, the Terrapins might have pulled out the victory. Of course, regulation is only 40 minutes long, which meant that the Terrapins did not have enough time to overcome the...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 12, 2010; 11:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Live chat: Maryland vs. Georgia Tech

The Post's Eric Prisbell and Mark Viera will be courtside in Greensboro leading a live chat during tonight's Maryland-Georgia Tech game. No. 19 Maryland vs. Georgia Tech...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 12, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Three things to watch: Second chance points, turnovers, Hayes

Later tonight, Maryland will take on Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament. The Terrapins have won seven straight games and should be a bit refreshed after ending the regular season with an emotionally draining stretch of games....

By Steve Yanda  |  March 12, 2010; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Former Terp Shaun Hill finds his days in San Francisco are over

Former Terp QB Shaun Hill is on the market. The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent QB David Carr to back up Alex Smith and granted Hill permission to talk to other teams about a trade or possible free-agent signing if...

By Cindy Boren  |  March 12, 2010; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Terps set to face Georgia Tech tonight in quarterfinal of ACC tournament

Steve Yanda breaks down Maryland's ACC Tournament quarterfinal matchup tonight against Georgia Tech from Greensboro, N.C. Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames....

By Cindy Boren  |  March 12, 2010; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Common theme in the Ga. Tech locker room

So to recap, Maryland will play Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. on Friday night in the ACC tournament quarterfinals. The Yellow Jackets mounted a second half comeback earlier tonight to stave off North Carolina, 62-58. After the game, Georgia Tech...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 11, 2010; 10:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Maryland to play Georgia Tech in ACC tournament quarterfinals

The Maryland men's basketball team now knows who it will face tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the ACC tournament quarterfinals -- seventh-seeded Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets erased a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat tenth-seeded North Carolina, 62-58, Thursday...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 11, 2010; 9:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Chat with Eric Prisbell today at noon

Spend your lunch hour with Eric Prisbell, talking Terps, Championship Week, March Madness, bubble teams, whatever. Fire away with your questions....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 11, 2010; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Ladder drills help Greivis Vasquez become more agile

For the past two seasons, part of Greivis Vasquez's pregame routine has included running through a set of ladder drills overseen by Maryland strength and conditioning coach Paul Ricci. At some point while the Terrapins are taking their warmup shots,...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 11, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps fine-tuning their offense for ACC tournament

Steve Yanda takes a look at how the Terrapins are looking to smooth out wrinkles in their offense in advance of their ACC tournament opener on Friday night. Check it out here....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 11, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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ACC tournament: Favorites, underdogs and dark horses

In about four hours, the first round of the ACC tournament will kick off with Virginia taking on Boston College. That's the first of four games that will take place today at Greensboro Coliseum, none of which will involve Maryland....

By Steve Yanda  |  March 11, 2010; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Maryland's arrival, halfcourt shots and an unknown opponent

The Maryland men's basketball team strolled into Greensboro Coliseum around 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, about an hour before their scheduled open workout. The Terrapins already had practiced earlier in the day before leaving College Park, so -- like nearly every...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 10, 2010; 8:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Some thoughts on Haukur Palsson

Late last week, Maryland picked up a verbal commitment from Haukur Palsson, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound small forward from Montverde Academy in Florida. Palsson will join a 2010 Maryland recruting class that includes point guard Terrell Stoglin, point guard Pe'Shon Howard,...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 10, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Video: Checking in from Greensboro

Steve Yanda reports from Greensboro....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 10, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'They couldn't believe he was actually a real person'

The sixth-graders at Hollywood Elementary School in College Park are taking the Maryland School Assessment tests this week, and it's safe to say most of them were not looking forward to the experience. In search of a way to motivate...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 10, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Let the ACC tournament begin ...

Just a few minutes ago, the Virginia men's basketball team took the floor here at Greensboro Coliseum. The Cavaliers are the first of 10 ACC teams to hold open practices today, and afterward, each team will talk with the media....

By Steve Yanda  |  March 10, 2010; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Reactions from your 2009-10 ACC Player and Coach of the Year

Greivis Vasquez knew this could be a big day for him, and he also knew that big days typically are accompanied by distractions. In the early part of last week, his cell phone was flooded with calls and text messages...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 9, 2010; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Greivis Vasquez is ACC player of the year; Gary Williams is coach of the year

Maryland claimed two of the ACC’s top three annual individual honors Tuesday, as senior guard Greivis Vasquez was named ACC player of the year and Gary Williams was named ACC coach of the year. This season, Williams and Vasquez helped...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 9, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (224)
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Comcast SportsNet: Vasquez, G. Williams tops in ACC

Comcast SportsNet's Chick Hernandez is reporting that Greivis Vasquez has been named ACC player of the year and Gary Williams has been named coach of the year. Stay tuned for updates....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 9, 2010; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Vasquez named Sporting News all-American

Add another award to the pile: Maryland senior guard Greivis Vasquez has been named a first-team all-American by Sporting News....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 9, 2010; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NCAA grants U-Md., Texas one-year grace period on new coach-in-waiting recruiting rule

UPDATED WITH TEXAS CONFIRMING 12:45 P.M. According to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, the NCAA has granted the Universities of Maryland and Texas a one-year grace period with regard to a recently passed rule, which subjects "publicly...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 9, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Jordan Williams selected to all-ACC rookie team

Maryland freshman forward Jordan Williams was named Monday to the all-ACC rookie team. Williams ranked fourth in the ACC in rebounding (8.3 rpg) and becomes the first Maryland player since Steve Blake in 2000 to make the conference all-freshman squad....

By Steve Yanda  |  March 8, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Vasquez named to all-ACC first team

Maryland senior guard Greivis Vasquez was one of three unanimous selections to the all-ACC first team, the conference announced Monday. Vasquez is the only player in the country averaging at least 18 points and six assists per game this season...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 8, 2010; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Maryland to play in 2010 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

In more scheduling news that you may already have heard about but hadn't yet officially been announced (until today), the Maryland men's basketball team will participate in the 2010 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. It will mark the Terrapins' third appearance...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 8, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Maryland climbs to No. 19 in AP poll

The Maryland men's basketball team is ranked No. 19 in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll released earlier today. This is the highest the Terrapins have been ranked all season. Riding a seven-game winning streak, Maryland will take the...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 8, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Maryland will play Notre Dame at FedEx Field in 2011

As was long expected, Maryland will play Notre Dame at FedEx Field during the 2011 football season. The game will be played Nov. 12, 2011 and be an off-site home game for Notre Dame. “It is a privilege for FedEx...

By Eric Prisbell  |  March 8, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Who do you think the Terps will play?

Georgia Tech -- being planted firmly on the NCAA tournament bubble and all -- certainly needs a win in the ACC tournament more than does North Carolina. But the Tar Heels have won two of their past three games, so...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 8, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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When throwing your suit jacket is (and is not) acceptable

While waiting for the postgame press conferences to begin Saturday following Maryland's six-point win at Virginia, a few reporters discussed what was inarguably a critical point in the game. With 38.6 seconds remaining in the second half, Virginia forward Jerome...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 7, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Maryland-Virginia video highlights

By Steve Yanda  |  March 7, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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An extra day will do Terps some good

When first broached with the question -- Given Maryland's recent stretch of tightly contested games, did fatigue (mental, physical or both) play a role in the Terrapins' dry stretch during the second half Saturday at Virginia? -- senior guard Greivis...

By Steve Yanda  |  March 7, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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