Pregame MBB: Maryland Terrapins

Written December 4th, 2013 by Ken

This header should look familiar

Ohio State gets back into action after taking care of the North Florida Ospreys last Friday, 99-64. The #5 Buckeyes (5-0) host the Maryland Terrapins in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.    The Terrapins (5-2) are riding a 4-game winning streak. As an aside, the Ohio State and Maryland women’s basketball teams are also playing tonight at 7:00 PM in College Park, MD. If you want to catch OSU-Maryland basketball, tonight is the night for you.

Here’s a profile on the University of Maryland

School: University of Maryland

Location: College Park, MD

Founded: 1856

Student Population: 26,487

School Type: Public, coed

Division: D-I

Conference: ACC (for now)

Arena: Comcast Center

Seating: 17,950

Built: 2002

Head Coach: Mark Turgeon

Year: 3rd

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Pregame glance: Michigan 2, Wolverines Invade Columbus

Written February 2nd, 2011 by Jay

John Beilein has a lot to work with on his current team

We’ve already had a pregame glance at Michigan this season, so you can consider this a pregame double-take.  Back on January 12th the Buckeyes traveled North to take on the Wolverines in a game that you may better remember as The Brady Hoke Arrival Showdown Memorial Roundball Classic.  In that earlier contest Ohio State picked up their 17th victory of the season on a hard-fought 68-64 win, battling through some crafty Michigan defense, a second-half scoring drought, and a Wolverine run near the end of the game that made it a bit close for comfort.

That game came in the middle of a particularly bad stretch for Michigan, as they had dropped their two games prior to facing the Buckeyes (Wisconsin, Kansas) and proceeded to drop their next three games after the Buckeyes left town (Indiana, Northwestern, Minnesota).  More recently the Wolverines have started to turn it around, picking up wins over Michigan State and Iowa to give some new life to their tournament hopes.  The win over the Spartans could be an especially significant confidence-booster for the Wolverines, as they hadn’t defeated Tom Izzo’s team on their four previous encounters, and hadn’t won in Lansing since 1997. Read More

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