Maryland Terrapins Schedule in 2013-14
The Maryland Terrapins are ready to hit the floor this season and take on
all comers that dare step onto their home court and try to leave the building with a victory. The 2013-2014 basketball season
will be a memorable one for the University of Maryland as it will be their last as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference
before moving on to the Big 10 next year. Many fans and people affiliated with the school would have thought this unthinkable
just a few years ago, and the Terps will be looking to leave an indelible mark on the conference during their final year as
a member. The Terps' schedule is packed with tough games as usual, but any team that enters Comcast Center is sure to have
their hands full when they face off against the talented Maryland squad. Each and every home game is sure to see a huge fan
turnout, as the diehard Terps fans want to make sure they are there in person for the final season of ACC play. This should
be a memorable season of Maryland hoops.
February 24th will see the Syracuse Orange heading into Comcast Center and
the highly ranked team will be playing in the arena for the first time as an ACC member. The Orange are one of the best teams
in the nation this season, and should pose a real test for the Terps. The Orange have some of the most talented players in
the country and have their sights set not only on the ACC title but also the National Championship. The Terps will have to
try to break the famed Syracuse zone defense if they're to have any hope of winning this game. A victory against Syracuse,
however, will show the rest of the nation that the Terps are one of the best teams in college hoops.
The Terps will
close out their home schedule in 2013-14 on March 9th when the Virginia Cavaliers come to town. The Cavs are Maryland's biggest
rival, so there is no better way to finish out things at the Comcast Center. The final home game of the year always means
a lot, but this season it will be very special. Make sure you're there in the stands to see if the Terps can finish out their
ACC legacy on top.
Maryland Terrapins History
The Maryland Terrapins basketball program was founded in
1904 and has since grown into a national powerhouse that attracts some of the best recruits each and every year. The Terps
have played in some great games over the years and have posted some truly memorable seasons along the way. Maryland has made
more than 20 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, reaching the Final Four on two occasions. The team captures their lone National
Championship in 2002 behind the leadership of guard Juan Dixon and a solid supporting cast of players that would go on to
have pro careers.
Maryland Terrapins Trivia
Did you know that in many ways Maryland is responsible for
the NCAA Tournament's initial expansion?
That's right. In 1974 only one team from each conference was allowed to advance
to the NCAA Tournament, and that year Maryland battled North Carolina State in the ACC Championship Game and ended up losing
by three points in overtime, thus missing the tournament. The game has gone down as one of the greatest college basketball
games of all time and the Maryland team, which had six players drafted into the NBA is widely considered the best college
basketball team not to be selected to the NCAA Tournament.
Great Players for the Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Terrapins have seen a lot of great players hit the court over the years, and those payers have been a big part of
the enduring success that this program has boasted for a long time.
Maryland Terrapins Fan Traditions
of college hoops simply love heading out to the arena to catch their favorite team take part in a rivalry game. The University
of Maryland has a strong rivalry in all sports with nearby University of Virginia, and the rivalry in basketball is as intense
as in any other sport. In the early 2000's a fierce rivalry with the Duke Blue Devils developed as both teams were competing
not only for dominance in the conference but in the entire college basketball landscape. In 2001 the teams played each other
four times, the last time being in the Final Four when Duke made a shocking comeback to defeat the Terps and go on to win
the National Championship. The Terps would find their elusive National Championship the following year under the leadership
of senior guard Juan Dixon. Whoever Maryland plays in ACC play has some sort of rivalry as most of the schools have been members
of the conference for decades. The team will certainly find new rivalries when they switch conferences, something that should
excite an already passionate fan base.