The sounds of another Maryland loss were amplified more than usual Saturday, a function simply of playing a game in the grand basketball cathedral known as the Palestra.
Smart, but not smart enough. Better defensively, just not quite to the level necessary. The ability to keep things curious, but not quite to the finish.
Alex Len's initial impact on Maryland's basketball fortunes came at both ends of the floor.
Maryland gamely survived Florida State's attempt to bully it throughout the first half Tuesday night. A quick burst just after the break was quite another matter.
The din of bouncing balls, squeaking shoes and an insistent coach are the staples of a basketball practice.
Mark Turgeon offered a consistent mantra throughout the first two months of his debut season as the Maryland men's basketball coach: The Terrapins had a long way to go on defense.
The midpoint of Mark Turgeon's first season at Maryland arrived Wednesday night in much the same way things began almost two months earlier.
First-year Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon is a breath of fresh air, and not just because first-year football coach Randy Edsall is emitting so much funk. No matter who occupied the head office at the Gossett Team House, there's little doubt that athletic director Kevin Anderson at least got the hoops hire right.
Maryland appeared headed for a rout in its ACC home opener. But with this Terrapins team, that just isn’t going to happen.