Terps are now 8-0 with UVA on the way to College Park for Wednesday night matchup.
Please don’t wake me because I must be dreaming. First the Terps go to the Big House and take down Michigan. And now back to back wins over ASU and #13 Iowa State. Really? Maybe the tide has finally turned for the Terps.
There is not much to say other then the team looked great. Certainly Dodd and Cekovsky played better then they have all year. Jared Nickens came off the banch to score 15 points on 60-10 shooting including 3 treys.
Jake is playing much more physical and garnered 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
Melo was steady again scoring 11, adding 2 assists and committing just 2 turnovers in 33 minutes.
Turgeon has to be doing cartwheels on his plane ride home. That’s 5-0 for the Terps.
Former Maryland men’s basketball head coach Gary Williams was enshrined in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2014 on Sunday.
Williams, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in August, is the first coach to be inducted in both hall of fames in the same year.
Williams and the Class of 2014 were inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City as part of a three-day celebration of college basketball.
Turgeon Post Game Press Conference
Dez Post CCS Game
Turgeon’s Post Game Press Conference on Friday
Great team play—excellent spacing, strong, consistent defense
The more I see Melo the more I like his game. Very steady. Only 1 turnover in 22 minutes.
Richaud Pack–another strong effort–played 10 minutes at the point very admirably
Jake–super game–new energy in his game–16 points –9 rebounds and yes 6 assists
Dodd–started slow but finished with 8 rebounds and 8 points in 16 minutes
Dez–7-11 from the field. Tweaked his ankle but was OK —thank heavens
Next up–Monday Central Connecticut
10,500 in attendance
Turgeon Post Game vs Bowie State
The 2014 Super B1G Maryland Madness will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. at XFINITY Center.
Maryland Madness will mark the first chance for fans to get a glimpse of the 2014-15 Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as the brand new state-of-the-art video board in the XFINITY Center. Both teams will also be unveiling new 2014-15 Under Armour uniforms.
In addition, the Maryland volleyball team will play host to Michigan State at 6 p.m. on XFINITY Center’s main court. It is the first time the squad will play at that venue since 2010.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. and admission to all festivities is free. Seating is first-come, first-serve.
GENERAL PUBLIC: One lucky fan will win a trip to the 18th annual Big Ten men’s basketball tournament in Chicago March 11-15. Fans are eligible to win through a special promotion at Maryland Madness but must be present to win.
In addition, Gymkana Troupe will perform and there will be more Super B1G surprises too, including a special appearance by a guest performer.
Run of Show:
- Volleyball: Michigan State at Maryland – 6:00 p.m.
- Maryland Madness begins – 8:00 p.m.
- Women’s Basketball team introductions – 8:10 p.m.
- Men’s Basketball team introductions – 8:30 p.m.
- Maryland Madness concludes – 9:00 p.m.
Michal Cekovsky was a major steal for Maryland
Romelo Trimble, Dion Wiley, Jared Nickens, and Travon Reed are all known commodities when it comes to Maryland’s 2014 recruiting class. Michal Cekovsky is not. but he probably won’t stay that way for long.
From his practice at Maryland this past week, it’s clear that the Slovakia native has an accurate touch from the foul line and terrific foot work in the paint. The 7-footer also has a ready-made face-up game and finishes through contact at the rim.
Armed with unbelievable hands and a high IQ, Cekovsky is more skilled than Alex Len was at this stage and is different than Len in the sense that he’s not your typical back-to-the-basket post player. There’s a good bet that this freshman will be the Terps’ starting center once Maryland begins Big Ten play next season.
Sophomore forward Charles Mitchell has been granted permission to transfer for his junior season to tend to his ill grandmother, the Maryland program announced on Thursday.
Mitchell will look to transfer to a school in or close to the Atlanta area where his grandmother helped raise him. One possible landing spot for Mitchell could be the University of Georgia.
“Recently, Charles shared with us that his grandmother had become ill,” Turgeon said in a statement. “I feel terrible for Charles and his family. Although we will miss Charles, we understand and support his decision to move closer to his home so he can help support and be there for his family. I appreciate Charles’ commitment to our program and he will always be a part of our family.”