August 5, 2013 |
On Monday afternoon, a plane carrying the Maryland men's basketball team touched down in the Bahamas for a four-day exhibition tour. The Terrapins unbuckled their seat belts, strutted down the tarmac, grabbed their luggage and confronted a matter of grave importance. Will there be enough time for waterslides? Maryland will play three exhibition games over four days in the Bahamas, facing one local professional team and two local all-star squads. Or maybe it was the other way around.
April 2, 2013 |
NEW YORK — Inside a graveyard-silent locker room, stuffed with empty eyes and shaking heads, Dez Wells stared straight into floor, his words barely a whisper. All the talk about Maryland's progression since its last trip to the Big Apple dissipated beneath the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Regressing into the sloppy bunch that fell to Kentucky in Brooklyn in November , the Terrapins ended their season with a 71-60 loss to Iowa in the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament.
April 1, 2013 |
Maryland 's last trip to New York City began in spectacle, with rap mogul Jay-Z sitting courtside as his hits boomed throughout the NBA's newest attraction. On the opposite bench at Brooklyn's Barclays Center sat Kentucky , then ranked third nationally, expected to reload from a championship season with another unstoppable arsenal of lottery talent. A three-point Terps loss , featuring a monstrous coming-out party from Alex Len , was viewed positively then. It...
March 19, 2013 |
A whoop boomed inside the Maryland men's basketball team's locker room, where all eyes were trained on the flat-screen televisions as they watched Kentucky try to avoid a colossal upset. The Terrapins had hoped for a rematch with the Wildcats, potentially bookending their season in New York in the National Invitation Tournament title game two weeks from now. But while Kentucky sparked a court-storming at Robert Morris , ending its disappointing season, Maryland rolled to a 86-70...
March 2, 2013 |
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Alex Len and Devin Thomas sprawled on the floor, arms tangled together, each gripping the loose ball like it was a precious brick of gold. Whistles blared. Officials raised their thumbs to the ceiling, signaling a jump ball. Teammates poked their hands into the fray, trying to separate the fierce competitors who, in the most inconsequential of moments Saturday afternoon, wouldn't let go. But when Len rolled over Saturday, the ball still in his grasp and boos raining down on...
March 1, 2013 |
Amid the somber aftermath of another disappointment away from College Park , the Maryland basketball team trudged out of Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion, loaded onto the team bus and, for the first time all season, returned to its hotel. The road has been plenty unkind to the Terrapins throughout a chaotic season, and even less gracious to their sleep schedules. Win or lose, they bolt the opponents' arena and head straight to the airport. Following a game that tipped off at 8 p.m. or later, a...