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#61 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 04:16 PM

Baltimore Sun: Maryland needs Anthony Cowan Jr. to be its unquestioned leader. Here’s how he’s approaching his last go-round.



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:47 PM

Andy Katz has you guys in his Final Four, for what it's worth.

 

So, there's that. 


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:56 PM

Andy Katz has you guys in his Final Four, for what it's worth.

 

So, there's that. 

I'll take the under.

 

Seriously though. Until they start playing conference games, I don't know what to think. 


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 04:06 PM

Andy Katz has you guys in his Final Four, for what it's worth.

So, there's that.


I would agree. I don’t think making it to MSG in the NIT is unreasonable.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:03 AM

Tough crowd.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:19 AM

Nah we’re just sour on Turg getting the talent to play up. Give this roster to Gary and you’ll see us get on board.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:09 AM

Nah we’re just sour on Turg getting the talent to play up. Give this roster to Gary and you’ll see us get on board.

Understood. Hopefully they get to a Final Four or beyond this season. This is his best shot. 


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:42 AM

Understood. Hopefully they get to a Final Four or beyond this season. This is his best shot.

Melo's soph year was a better roster, IMO.

But this year's team can be really good. Need a big step forward from Jalen and one of the freshman to be an above average starter, others just need to contribute. I think expecting that development is very reasonable, so optimistic that the team will be talented enough to make that sort of run.

Not as optimistic that Turgeon can coach them up. Last year was only the third time by my count that a Turgeon team exceeded expectations. And still, we peaked in January and then faded to end the season disappointingly.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:54 AM

The expectations were too low last season. He doesn't deserve that nod of exceeding expectations. That team was very talented.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:35 AM

Jalen will make a nice leap. Something like 18 and 8...a consistent presence.

Terp im most excited to see is Wiggins. See if he now has the confidence to demand the ball.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:06 PM

What would you all consider a successful season coming up? Final Four or bust? 


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:21 PM

Elite 8. But realistically, getting out of the first weekend would be a success, grading on a curve.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 01:35 PM

What would you all consider a successful season coming up? Final Four or bust?


Anytime you make it to the sweet 16 and you aren’t a 1 or 2 seed, I’ll take it. Crazy things happen in the tournament. If you’re a 4 and run into a 1, might lose, oh well, at least you lost to the best.

If they make the tournament as a 1 or 2 (which they won’t) elite 8 should be expected.

At this point getting to Saturday in the BTT would be a win. But like Ricker said, grading on a curve.

The days of being a 6 seed, but Vegas underdog to an 11 seed, and losing easily is embarrassing.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:21 PM

What would you all consider a successful season coming up? Final Four or bust? 

 

Turgeon has made 1 S16 at MD in his 8 years.  Even if you wipe out years 1-3 giving that he inherited little... it's not enough. 

In the 5 years in the Big Ten, MD has finished 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 8th, and 5th. 

 

He's 2-5 in the Big Ten Tournament. 

 

 


At the minimum, this team should be: 

 

- S16

- Top 4 in the Big Ten... at-least 15 regular season Big Ten wins. 

- Semi-Final appearance in the Big Ten Tournament. 

 

A 'good' season would be at-least one of.... 

 

- E8
- Big Ten Regular Season Champs

- Big Ten Tournament Champs

 

A 'great' season would be 2 of the 3 above, or a F4 appearance. 

 

 

 

Somewhere between the minimum expectations and 'good' would be successful. 
Only somewhere between 'good' and 'great' will any Terps fan actually be pleased. 


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:34 PM

Fair enough. Good stuff, fellas.

 

The expectations are very high for Maryland. As an "outsider" so to speak, I have very high hopes for them. 


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:38 PM

What would you all consider a successful season coming up? Final Four or bust? 

 

I've always said I don't like judging on the tournament because it's such a crap shoot.  If you're a 3-seed but you run into a hot shooter in the tournament that doesn't mean your season was a failure.  To me when you're talking about expectations it's all about the seeding.  This team should be at minimum a 4-seed.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:52 PM

Fair enough. Good stuff, fellas.

The expectations are very high for Maryland. As an "outsider" so to speak, I have very high hopes for them.

Which is legit encouraging to me. Glad to hear it.

I like the makeup of this roster a lot more than the last big hype team we had (with Diamond Stone).

I think Sticks and Wiggins have a chance to be special. Cowan another year wiser. Some good freshman coming in. I'm excited. But just not a fan of Turge the coach.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:57 PM

It’s the same feeling Bears fans have right now. Great team, shit QB.

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 05:24 PM

Balt Sun: Maryland basketball’s Darryl Morsell happily stuck being Terps’ ‘glue guy’


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:52 PM

Balt Sun: Maryland basketball’s Darryl Morsell happily stuck being Terps’ ‘glue guy’

Every good team needs one.


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