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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,jeff.barker@baltsun.com | December 28, 2008
COLLEGE PARK - Perhaps one day Bryant University will arrive here with a realistic chance to defeat or at least rattle Maryland. Yesterday was decidedly not that day. The Bulldogs, in the first year of a four-year transition into Division I, are not so much threatening Atlantic Coast Conference and Big East teams this season as they are sampling life in college basketball's upper echelon. The Bulldogs, losers of eight straight after yesterday's 72-51 defeat, are tourists in a strange, new world.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 4, 1990
RICHMOND, Va. -- This is the kind of season it might be for Maryland. Twelve-point deficits followed by nine point-leads followed by 15-point losses. From the brink of victory to the blowout of defeat.Last night's 100-85 loss to Boston College in the ACC-Big East Challenge, played out before what was left of a small crowd at the Richmond Coliseum, showed how inconsistent and offensively impotent the Terrapins can be.Despite two separate runs of 13 straight points, the second of which gave Maryland (2-2)
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 30, 1991
COLLEGE PARK -- After playing the role of David with surprising success recently, the University of Maryland basketball team nearly failed as Goliath last night at Cole Field House.Falling behind American University by seven points twice in the second half, then tying the game both times, the Terrapins squeaked by the Eagles, 72-69, before 6,233.Six free throws by junior forward Garfield Smith in the final 61 seconds, sandwiched around a blocked shot by senior center Cedric Lewis, lifted Maryland (12-7)
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 24, 1991
COLLEGE PARK -- How's this for a script: Maryland is down 10 points to Wake Forest early in the second half, four when Walt Williams makes his first appearance after missing six weeks with a broken leg. Coming in to a prolonged standing ovation, the junior point guard hits his first shot, an over-the-head layup to tie the score.Not bad, but there's more: Williams makes two more acrobatic shots, including a crucial three-pointer, bringing down the house and the Deamon Deacons. As Cole Field House rocks, the Terrapins roll to an 86-78 victory, cooling off the Atlantic Coast Conference's hottest team and clinching a winning record.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 15, 1991
|TC COLLEGE PARK -- The practice floor at Cole Field House looked emptier yesterday. The University of Maryland basketball team looked smaller. Losing Walt Williams can do that.With Williams sitting on a folding chair holding a crutch, his broken left leg in a cast, the Terrapins went back to work without their 6-foot-8 point guard."It seems that whenever things are looking up here, something happens to bring us down," said sophomore Kevin McLinton, who will take over the point for tomorrow's home game against 14th-ranked Virginia (10-3, 2-1)
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2001
ANAHEIM, Calif -- Drew Nicholas thought back to the days of November, the days when Maryland received its first dose of reality at the season-opening Maui Invitational, the days when the Terrapins were living on preseason hype and heavy expectations. The ensuing four-month marathon has broken down the Terps, built them up, broken them down again and ultimately brought them to the doorstep of uncharted territory. It has led Maryland 3,000 miles from home to face an opponent that resides in its backyard.
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By Gary Lambrecht, Christian Ewell and Ken Murray and Gary Lambrecht, Christian Ewell and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | April 2, 2002
ATLANTA - Maryland freshman point guard Andre Collins denied rumors that he was considering asking for a release from his scholarship to transfer to another school. Collins, who has played sparingly behind Steve Blake and Drew Nicholas this season, could find himself stuck in a logjam at point guard with the arrival of heralded recruit John Gilchrist next fall. Blake will be a senior. "I'm not leaving. I'm not wanting to leave. I'm going to continue to compete and play," said Collins, who has averaged 2.2 points and 3.8 minutes this season.
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun Reporter | March 18, 2007
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- They will be credited as the team that returned Maryland to the NCAA tournament after a two-year hiatus, and remembered for an impressive seven-game winning streak and an improbable comeback to end the regular season tied for third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Everyone within the program, though, wanted more, and the Terps had proved they were capable of it until yesterday's unexpected, 62-59 loss to sharpshooting Butler in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2001
DURHAM, N.C. - Jason Williams was headed to Rutgers. He had told the coach, Kevin Bannon, to save a uniform. He had told his friends that he was going to stay home in New Jersey and help bring the state university's basketball program back to national prominence. And then he listened to his mother, Althea, who wanted him to think about playing at Duke. "My mother kind of had to force me to take an unofficial visit," Williams recalled yesterday. There are a lot of teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference that would prefer Williams hadn't been such a dutiful son. Considering what the solidly built, 6-foot-2 sophomore point guard did to Maryland in last month's epic 98-96 overtime victory at Cole Field House, the Terrapins might be at the top that wish list.
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By Ken Rosenthal | May 16, 1996
College basketball, don't you love it? Here's Maryland coach Gary Williams, defending two recruits who could have been Ivy Leaguers. That means they're smart. And, in the view of some disgruntled Terps fans, it means Williams is dumb.His latest recruiting class is not as good as it could have been, and probably not as good as it should have been. But not long ago, Maryland was a symbol of all that was wrong with college sports. You want to blast Williams for recruiting good kids, then be our hypocritical guest.
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