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Terrapins Insider: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

POLL: More reason for optimism after Maryland beats Clemson?

Maryland hung on to defeat Clemson, 79-70, less than two days after a poor showing against Virginia. After the win, what do you think of the Terrapins now? poll by twiigs.com...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 22, 2011; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Terps hope to rebound against Clemson

The ACC includes three coaches who are new to the league this season. So far, Boston College’s Steve Donahue has surpassed expectations, his team 14-5, 4-1. Wake Forest’s Jeff Bzdelik has fallen short, if possible, of league-low expectations (7-12,...

By Liz Clarke  | January 22, 2011; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Clemson basketball, Gary Williams, Jerai Grant, Maryland basketball  
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Hokies write a primer on how to beat Maryland

Maryland’s 74-57 loss to Virginia Tech at Comcast Center, the team’s most lopsided defeat since the arena opened in 2002, was rife with cautionary tales as the Terps try to right a foundering season—about the imperatives of intensity, heart...

By Liz Clarke  | January 21, 2011; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Jordan Williams, Maryland basketball, Virginia Tech basketball  
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Maryland loses to Virginia Tech: The morning after

Maryland started Thursday night's game against Virginia Tech in a 12-0 hole, and it got no better from there in a 74-57 loss. Said Coach Gary Williams afterward: "You wonder where that comes from. Hopefully that's a one-game thing, because...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 21, 2011; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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POLL: What was the reason for Maryland's loss to Virginia Tech?

Virginia Tech handed Maryland its first double-digit loss of the season, 74-57, on Thursday night. It also was Maryland's biggest loss ever at Comcast Center. It's the first time this season that the Terrapins have been so thoroughly outplayed for...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 20, 2011; 11:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Maryland names Gary Crowton offensive coordinator, fills out Edsall's staff

One week after reports surfaced that Gary Crowton would leave his job as Louisiana State's offensive coordinator to take the same position at Maryland, the school officially announced his hiring on Thursday night. Crowton spent the last four seasons at...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 20, 2011; 8:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Football  
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Terps forecast: Virginia Tech a defensive handful

Maryland’s recently completed three-game road swing that included losses to a pair of top-10 teams (then-No. 1 Duke and No. 7 Villanova) served as yet another learning experience, according to sophomore center Jordan Williams—one he believes has made the...

By Liz Clarke  | January 20, 2011; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Malcolm Delaney, Maryland basketball, Virginia Tech  
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Malcolm Delaney on Maryland: 'They might have the worst fans ever.'

Head on over to Hokies Journal for some, er, interesting comments from Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney about Maryland's fans....

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 19, 2011; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Williams muses about changes wrought by the 3-point shot

Maryland Coach Gary Williams is a pragmatist, above all — intent on playing whatever style of basketball gives his team the best chance of winning. But if he had his druthers, the college game probably wouldn’t have the three-point...

By Liz Clarke  | January 19, 2011; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  3-point shot, Cliff Tucker, Gary Williams, Maryland basketball  
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Free throws (or lack of) a big factor for Terps

While free-throw shooting alone rarely determines a game’s outcome, it’s easy to look back at Maryland’s six losses to date and wonder, ‘What if?’ If the Terps had converted a few more attempts from the free-throw line, they could...

By Liz Clarke  | January 18, 2011; 6:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Gary Williams, Jordan Wiliams, Maryland basketball, free-throw shooting  
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Greenberg: Maryland 'as efficient an offensive team as we've played'

With Duke its lone representative in the national polls, the ACC has lost a good bit of its luster in the view of college basketball analysts and NCAA bracket prognosticators. The league’s coaches argue that the slide is more...

By Liz Clarke  | January 17, 2011; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  ACC, Gary Williams, Maryland basketball, Seth Greenberg  
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Report: Southern Miss DC to become Maryland LBs coach

Southern Mississippi Defensive Coordinator Todd Bradford told the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald on Sunday that he has accepted a position as Maryland's linebackers coach. His first day on first-year coach Randy Edsall's staff will be Wednesday, according to the Sun...

By Steve Yanda  | January 17, 2011; 1:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall  
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