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Maryland hoops finishes Bahamas trip with 3-0 record

Posted on 09 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Terps Conclude Foreign Tour With An 88-77 Victory

NASSAU – Maryland completed a perfect 3-0 record on their foreign tour with an 88-77 win over the Grand Bahamas All-Stars Friday afternoon at Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

The Terps had five players score in double figures, including sophomore forward Jake Layman who had a team-high 25 points and connected on 5-of-8 three-point attempts.  Junior guard Nick Faust added 20 points while sophomore backcourt mate Seth Allen chipped in with 15 points.

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon was proud of how hard the team competed with three games in four days.

“We got better as the week went on,” Turgeon said. “It was a great overall trip.  On the court, we defeated three teams away from home, faced a number of different situations, handled adversity well and had the opportunity to play every healthy player on our roster.”

Turgeon’s team spent six days in the Bahamas with the overall goal of improving on the basketball court and continuing to build strong team chemistry for the upcoming season.

“We have been able to spend quality time and have a lot of fun together as a basketball family,” Turgeon said.

Notes: Today’s starting lineup featured Allen, Faust, Layman, Dez Wells and Evan Smotrycz … Wells missed the second game on the tour with a sore knee but responded with 10 points on Friday … Sophomore Charles Mitchell came off the bench and added 12 points … Layman had a pair of 25-point games during the foreign tour … The Terps will leave the Bahamas on Saturday afternoon … Maryland will have a few weeks off before resuming workouts on September 3.

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Maryland hoops now 2-0 in summer trip to Bahamas

Posted on 08 August 2013 by WNST Staff

NASSAU - Sophomore Seth Allen had 26 points and 10 assists en route to leading Maryland to a 97-90 win over the Commonwealth Giants on Wednesday night at Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

Allen was a blistering nine-of-10 from the field and connected on all five of his three-point attempts in the Terps’ second exhibition game of their foreign tour.

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon elected to utilize a starting lineup of freshman Roddy Peters, sophomore Varun Ram, junior Jacob Susskind, junior Spencer Barks and freshman Damonte Dodd.

“We played a great opponent last night and our guys who traditionally don’t play many minutes played well and led us to a good win,” Turgeon said.

Sophomore Charles Mitchell contributed 12 points and a team-high 13 rebounds.  Sophomore Jake Layman, who had a game-high 25 points in Maryland’s opening win, added 14 points and junior Evan Smotrycz added 11 points and eight rebounds.

Turgeon was pleased to see the strides the Terps made in their second game on the foreign tour.

“I am proud of the poise we displayed late in the game as we made some plays down the stretch to allow us to beat a good team,” Turgeon said.

Maryland will have an off day today (Thursday) and will conclude their foreign tour against the Grand Bahamas All-Stars on Friday at 11:00 a.m.

Notes … Maryland improved to 2-0 on their foreign tour … Center Shaquille Cleare (back spasms) missed his second consecutive game … Guard/Forward Dez Wells (sore knee) sat out for precautionary reasons.

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Layman leads way as Maryland wins Bahamas trip opener

Posted on 07 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Nassau – Sophomore forward Jake Layman poured in a team-high 25 points to lead Maryland to a 92-84 victory over the Bahama All-Stars on Tuesday night at Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

Layman was one of four Terps to score in double figures.  Junior guard/forward Dez Wells, who was named to the ACC All-Tournament team last March, had 22 points, nine rebounds and a number of electrifying slam dunks in Maryland’s eight-point win.

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon was pleased with the effort considering it was the Terps’ first competitive game since their NIT Final Four appearance against Iowa last April.

“We played hard the entire game,” Turgeon said. “It was a good challenge for our team because we saw a lot of different defenses – zone, man-to-man and full-court pressure.  They tried to keep us off balance, so it was a good test for us.”

Junior forward Evan Smotrycz, a transfer from Michigan, posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.  Sophomore Seth Allen chipped in with 11 points and junior Nick Faust had 10 points, six assists and six rebounds in the win.

The Terps’ victory was even more impressive considering Maryland was whistled for 33 team fouls.

“We experienced a lot of different things tonight together as a team,” Turgeon added. “We had some different lineups because of the early foul trouble.  But this provided us an opportunity for many of our guys to get valuable minutes.”

Nine players saw action for the Terps, including a pair of freshman: forward Damonte Dodd and guard Roddy Peters.

This marked the first of three games the Terps will participate in this week during their Foreign Tour in the Bahamas.

Maryland will play the Commonwealth Giants today (Tuesday) at 7 p.m.

Notes: Junior guard Varun Ram, who walked on at Maryland last fall, came off the bench on Tuesday night … Maryland arrived in the Bahamas on Monday afternoon … Prior to leaving for the Foreign Tour, Turgeon said he held nine of his NCAA-mandated 10 summer practices and did not plan to schedule a final practice … Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, who is vacation in the Bahamas, attended the Terps’ game on Tuesday evening.

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 06 August 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: MLS-DC United @ Philadelphia Union (Saturday 8pm from Chester, PA live on NBC Sports Network); MLL: Charlotte Hounds @ Chesapeake Bayhawks (Saturday 7pm from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium live on ESPN3.com); WNBA: Connecticut Sun @ Washington Mystics (Sunday 4pm from Verizon Center live on NBA TV/Monumental Network)

10. Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z (Thursday 7pm M&T Bank Stadium); Peter Frampton/B.B. King/Sonny Landreth (Thursday 7pm Pier Six Pavilion), Dark Star Orchestra/The Bridge (Saturday 6pm Pier Six Pavilion), Slightly Stoopid/Atmosphere (Sunday 6:30pm Pier Six Pavilion); Keith Urban (Thursday 5:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion), The Killers (Saturday 6:30pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); American Idol Live (Friday 7:30pm Patriot Center); Matchbox Twenty/Goo Goo Dolls (Saturday 7pm Jiffy Lube Live); Under The Sun feat. Gin Blossoms/Sugar Ray/Smash Mouth/Vertical Horizon/Fastball (Tuesday 7pm Wolf Trap), Don McLean (Friday 8pm Wolf Trap); Matt and Kim (Friday 8pm Power Plant Live); Jason Isbell (Sunday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Todd Rundgren (Monday 8pm Rams Head on Stage); Angie Stone (Friday 8pm & 10:30pm Howard Theatre); Jimmy Eat World (Sunday 7pm 9:30 Club); Star & Micey (Saturday 9:30pm Hill Country Barbecue); The Civil Wars “The Civil Wars” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I just found out I’m free Thursday night. So you know, if you have an extra ticket.

I should be ashamed of how much I enjoy Keith Urban. But since we already established I’m free Thursday night, I will also accept tickets to this.

I saw The Killers at Merriweather after Hot Fuss came out. They had three songs that had been on the radio at that point. The place was a mob scene and was whipped into a frenzy when they proclaimed they had soul.

There’s a new Civil Wars record out today. Act accordingly.

9. Havre de Grace Seafood Festival (Friday-Sunday Downtown Havre de Grace); Howard County Fair (Tuesday-Saturday Howard County Fairgrounds); The Gathering: Food Truck Rally (Friday 5pm Baltimore Museum of Industry); We’re The Millers (Wednesday) and “Elysium (Friday) out in theaters; Oblivion“, “Mud” and “Community Season 4” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday)

I’m sure their seafood festival is nice and all, but it’s not as good as The Clark Family’s annual seafood festival. No chance.

And reminder…the movie where Jennifer Anniston looks like this comes out this week.

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Maryland basketball to play preseason Bahamas tournament

Posted on 30 July 2013 by WNST Staff

Coming off a successful 2012-13 campaign in which Maryland posted a 25-13 record and advanced to the NIT Semifinals,  Mark Turgeon and the Terps’ basketball team will participate in a Summer Basketball Tour from August 6-9 in the Bahamas.

The Terps have games on Tuesday, Aug. 6 against the Bahamas All Stars at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7 versus the Commonwealth Giants at 7 p.m., and conclude the tournament with a game against the Grand Bahamas All-Stars on Friday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m.

Turgeon returns nine players from a team that finished with the most wins in a single season (25) since 2006-07 season.  In addition, three starters return in 2013-14, including sophomore guard  Seth Allen, junior guard Nick Faust and junior forward Dez Wells, who was named to the ACC All-Tournament team and led Maryland in scoring (13.1 points per game).

Maryland also returns a pair of instrumental sophomore front court players in center Shaquille Cleare and forward Charles Mitchell and welcomes forward Evan Smotrycz, who didn’t play last season after transferring from Michigan. It will also mark the debut of the Terps’ much-celebrated incoming freshman class – -ranked 25th nationally according to 247 Sports.com — as forward Damonte Dodd and guard Roddy Peters join Maryland this season.

“We are excited about this great opportunity for our young team to have this invaluable experience in playing in the Bahamas,” said Turgeon, whose .600 winning percentage is the best by any Maryland head coach in his first two seasons. “This is a terrific experience to learn about another culture, and to be doing it together as a team over the summer helps with our overall chemistry as we begin to prepare for the upcoming season.”

Maryland has had 14 scheduled practices between the middle of July until the first week of August, which has been very beneficial for Turgeon’s young and talented team. The Terps enter the 2013-14 season having lost three key players from last year’s team: guard Logan Aronhalt, center Alex Len and forward James Padget.  Len ranked second on the team with 11.9 points per game and fifth in the ACC with 7.8 rebounds per game. Following the season, Len (7-1) was taken fifth overall by the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Draft, becoming Maryland’s highest drafted player since Steve Francis went No. 2 overall in 1999.

Entering his third season with the Terps and his 16th overall season as a head coach in college basketball. Turgeon is very optimistic and excited about the progress his team has made over the summer.

“I like the intensity and focus we’ve had over the summer,”  Turgeon said. “We have done some great work on the court over the last month and I am really looking forward to seeing how we respond in the Bahamas. We will  play three talented teams and it will give us a good indication about the type of progress we have made.”

A complete schedule is below and umterps.com will have updates from the Bahamas.

Tues., Aug. 6: Maryland vs. Bahamas All Stars – 7 p.m.

Wed. Aug. 7: Maryland vs. Commonwealth Giants – 7 p.m.

Fri. Aug. 9: Maryland vs. Grand Bahamas All-Stars – 11 a.m.

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