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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
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Gus Gilchrist shot 3-10 vs. G-town and finished with 9 points and 8 boards yesterday in a loss. No NCAA's for USF. Good job Gus.

Posted by: Realness1 | March 11, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Stephenson went 4-11 with 3 Turnovers and 3 assists.

His bubble should burst vs. WVU tonight.

And can we please smooth out that offensive wrinkle named Landon Milbourne?

Posted by: fushezzi | March 11, 2010 11:20 AM |

Maybe Gary can get him three early dunks on Friday to boost his confidence.

Posted by: Realness1 | March 11, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Shane Walker averaged 9 and 7 for Loyola this season. The went 13-17.

Posted by: Realness1 | March 11, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Always thought Shane was a player. I think he jumped the gun on transferring. He had just finished a season in which gist and osby saw all the minutes up front, then in the off season he looked around and saw braxton dupree, jerome burney, goins, neal, kim (choi), not to mention gus gilchrist, and figured there just wansn't enough minutes to go around and transferred somewhere where he knew he'd have guaranteed PT.

Little did he know choi, dupree, and gilchrist would all transfer, burney would blow out his foot, neal would graduate, and goins would never see the court. You should've stayed Shane...we could've used you last year.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 11, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I bet he knew Neal woudl graduate

Posted by: jpfterps | March 11, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

I don't know a lot about how the NCAA tournament is seeded so this may be a dumb question, but what are the chances that the Terps end up playing as a 4/5 in Providence? That's the only site I'd be able to go to, so I'm curious.

Posted by: acebojangles | March 11, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

These parts from the basketball chat earlier today were absolutely funny, and dead on too:

"You crack me up. The Maryland fans have the thinnest skin of any fans I have ever dealt with. Got your feelings hurt with the series that nailed the recruiting shortcomings after the national title?"

and this...

"but why SOME Maryland fans want to live in last year and try to get back and their critics instead of enjoying the ride this year says a lot about their message board-crazed lives. Again, the thinnest-skinned fans around. As for me? I can take any backlash you can unleash. I've endured far worse. Enjoy the ACC tourney, please, this is a special team."

Isn't it grand when the truth is also funny.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | March 11, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Here's some food for thought:

Someone on here should set up a Terrapins Insider pool (on yahoo, espn, foxsports, cbssports, etc.) so all of us can compete against one another in brackets.

I'm sure though if someone doesn't pick MD to go all the way they'll be shouted down as non-believers and not worthy of being a MD fan.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | March 11, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Prisbell is so full of himself, for another opinion he talks to his mirror. He still thinks that half-conceived, half-realized recruiting article is deserving of the Pulitzer. Rather than take on the criticism for that article, he derides Maryland fans who legitimately had issues with the anecdotal and narrowly-focused reasoning used to force his points on Maryland (not local area, not national) recruiting.

Posted by: booger1 | March 11, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he is but he makes good points. It's been over a year and people are still crying like babies over that story. People still like living in the past (whether it be crying over that story or Barno's copy/pasting of year-old quotes) instead of simply enjoying UMD's run this season.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | March 11, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

I thik Prisbell is the one with the thin skin about the article. It definitely made some legit points, and highlighted Gary's character for refusing to go below board in the AAU scene, but a lot of the story was speculative.

Prisbell claimed after he wrote it that there would be some expose on the underground world of recruiting. Once he writes that, if he ever writes that, then MD fans should stop giving him a hard time. Until then, he get's what is deserved.

Posted by: jpfterps | March 12, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Let me first say that I agree that people should get off of Yanda and Prisbell's back for that 3 part series. If you look at both reporters' body of work covering the terps over the years, it's impressive and almost always objective.

That said, let's not pretend the series was perfect Poopy. There were a lot of legit problems with that story. From the mistake-ridden graphs used to illustrate MD was "ignoring their own backyard" which went out of their way to not include recent local star players MD has recruited like James Gist, Gus Gilchrist, Greivis Vasquez, Sean Mosely, etc (hell, even Dave Neal was All Met) to the incredibly misleading theme that "no team has fallen further since winning a national championship."

The Post's claim that no team has fallen further wasn't just misleading, some might say it was dishonest. Look at the numbers.

Florida's bball program is a joke right now only 3 years removed from winning the title, they are now in danger of missing the tourney for the 3rd straight year (has MD missed the tourney 3 straight years? no)

Connecticut missed not only the NCAA tourney but the NIT as well! (MD has never been in danger of missing the NIT).

Arkansas fell apart. They've had multiple LOSING seasons since winning the title (MD has never been in danger of having a losing season under Gary).

UNLV collapsed altogether.

North Carolina went 8-20 in 2002, and 15-17 a year later. 20 losses and 17 losses in back to back years? That's falling a hell of a lot further than MD ever "fell." And what about this year? They are the joke of the ACC and embarrassed the conference with the season they've had.

MD has had at least 19 wins in 15 consecutive years. They would have made the tournament in at least 5 of those 6 years since the championship had their best player (Strawberry) not gotten injured for the season very early in one of those years (04/05) and had their leading scorer (McCray) not gotten ruled academically ineligible very early in another one of those years (05/06).

The entire series was misleading. But enough about it, those reporters have done a great job ever since and its time to leave that alone.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 12, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

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