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2014–15 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team

The 2014–15 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team represented the University of Maryland, College Park in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by fourth year head coach Mark Turgeon and played their home games at the Xfinity Center. They were first-year members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 28–7, 14–4 in Big Ten play to finish in second place. They advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament where they lost to Michigan State. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Valparaiso in the second round before losing in the third round to West Virginia.

2014–15 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Third Round
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 12
2014–15 record28–7 (14–4 Big Ten)
Head coachMark Turgeon (4th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Dustin Clark (4th season)
  • Bino Ranson (5th season)
  • Cliff Warren (1st season)
Home arenaXfinity Center
Seasons
2014–15 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Wisconsin 16 2   .889     36 4   .900
No. 12 Maryland 14 4   .778     28 7   .800
No. 23 Michigan State 12 6   .667     27 12   .692
Iowa 12 6   .667     22 12   .647
Purdue 12 6   .667     21 13   .618
Ohio State 11 7   .611     24 11   .686
Indiana 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Illinois 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Michigan 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Minnesota 6 12   .333     18 15   .545
Northwestern 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Nebraska 5 13   .278     13 18   .419
Penn State 4 14   .222     18 16   .529
Rutgers 2 16   .111     10 22   .313
2015 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Terrapins finished the season 17–15, 9–9 in ACC play to finish in a three-way tie for seventh place. They lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Florida State.

Pre-seasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Charles Mitchell 0 F 6'7" 260 Sophomore Atlanta, GA Transferred to Georgia Tech
Roddy Peters 2 G 6'4" 195 Freshman District Heights, MD Transferred to South Florida
Seth Allen 4 G 6'1" 190 Sophomore Woodbridge, VA Transferred to Virginia Tech
Nick Faust 5 G 6'6" 175 Junior Baltimore, MD Transferred to Long Beach State
John Auslander 23 F 6'7" 225 Senior Herndon, VA Graduated
A. J. Metz 33 F 6'7" 215 Freshman Leesburg, VA Transferred to Guilford
Shaquille Cleare 44 C 6'9" 270 Sophomore Andros, Bahamas Transferred to Texas
Conner Lipinski 12 G 5'10" 155 Sophomore Gambrills, Maryland Transferred to Lenoir-Rhyne

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Robert Carter Jr. 4 F 6'8" 247 Junior Thomasville, GA Transferred from Georgia Tech. Under NCAA transfer rules, Carter, Jr. will have to redshirt for the 2014–15 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility thereafter.
Richaud Pack 20 G 6'3" 183 Senior Detroit, MI Transferred from North Carolina A&T. Will be eligible to play immediately because Pack graduated from North Carolina A&T.

Class of 2014 signeesEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Romelo Trimble
SG
Upper Marlboro, Maryland Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Dec 13, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Dion Wiley
SG
Oxon Hill, Maryland Potomac High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jun 7, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Trayvon Reed
C
Snellville, Georgia Life Center Academy 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Aug 22, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Michal Cekovsky
C
Slovakia, Europe Canarias Basketball Academy 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Apr 7, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Jared Nickens
SG
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey Westtown School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jun 16, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2014-06-11.

RosterEdit

 
 
Trimble
 
Wiley
 
Anzmann
 
Barks
 
Ram
 
Graham
 
Dodd
 
 
Smotrycz
 
Carter
 
Layman
 
Nickens
 
Pack
 
Susskind
 
Wells
 
 
Čekovský
Hometowns of team roster
2014–15 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
PF 1 Evan Smotrycz 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Sr Reading, Massachusetts
G 2 Melo Trimble 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Upper Marlboro, Maryland
PF 4 Robert Carter   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Thomasville, Georgia
G 5 Dion Wiley 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Oxon Hill, Maryland
F 10 Jake Layman 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Wrentham, Massachusetts
G/F 11 Jared Nickens 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
G 12 Trevor Anzmann (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Westminster, Maryland
F 14 Spencer Barks (W) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Poolesville, Maryland
C 15 Michal Čekovský 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Košice, Slovakia
G 20 Richaud Pack 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Detroit, Michigan
G 21 Varun Ram (W) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Sr Clarksville, Maryland
G 24 Jacob Susskind (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr West Orange, New Jersey
PF 25 Jonathan Graham 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Baltimore, Maryland
C 35 Damonte Dodd 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Centreville, Maryland
G/F 44 Dez Wells 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Raleigh, North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Damonte Dodd Jonathan Graham Michal Čekovský
PF Jake Layman Evan Smotrycz
SF Dez Wells Dion Wiley Spencer Barks
SG Richaud Pack Jared Nickens Jacob Susskind
PG Melo Trimble Varun Ram Trevor Anzmann

AccoladesEdit

Jake Layman

  • Second Team All-Big Ten (coaches)
  • Third Team All-Big Ten (media)

Varun Ram

  • Big Ten Medal of Honor

Melo Trimble

  • First Team All-Big Ten (media)
  • Second Team All-Big Ten (coaches)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • USBWA Freshman All-American
  • ECAC Rookie of the Year

Dez Wells

  • First Team All-Big Ten (coaches)
  • Second Team All-Big Ten (media)

Mark Turgeon

  • Big Ten Coach of the Year (media)

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 1*
2:00 pm
San Francisco State W 86–52 
 19  Trimble   6  Tied   5  Tied  Xfinity Center 
College Park, MD
Nov 8*
12:00 pm
Bowie State W 89–47 
 18  Layman   11  Graham   5  Trimble  Xfinity Center 
College Park, MD
Non-conference regular season
Nov 14*
7:30 pm, ESPN3
Wagner W 82–48  1–0
 18  Wells   9  Layman   6  Layman  Xfinity Center (10,015)
College Park, MD
Nov 17*
7:30 pm, ESPN3
Central Connecticut
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 93–57  2–0
 27  Wells   9  Trimble   4  Tied  Xfinity Center (8,612)
College Park, MD
Nov 20*
7:30 pm
Fordham W 66–50  3–0
 13  Nickens   8  Pack   4  Pack  Xfinity Center (9,022)
College Park, MD
Nov 24*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. Arizona State
CBE Hall of Fame Classic Semifinals
W 78–73  4–0
 31  Trimble   8  Wells   4  Wells  Sprint Center (N/A)
Kansas City, MO
Nov 25*
9:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. No. 13 Iowa State
CBE Hall of Fame Classic Championship
W 72–63  5–0
 15  Tied   9  Wells   4  Wells  Sprint Center (N/A)
Kansas City, MO
Nov 28*
7:00 pm, BTN
Monmouth
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 61–56  6–0
 24  Trimble   6  Smotrycz   3  Trimble  Xfinity Center (9,139)
College Park, MD
Nov 30*
6:00 pm, ESPN3
VMI W 95–77  7–0
 22  Pack   9  Layman   4  Trimble  Xfinity Center (8,896)
College Park, MD
Dec 3*
9:15 pm, ESPN2
No. 21 No. 7 Virginia
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 65–76  7–1
 16  Trimble   5  Layman   2  Trimble  Xfinity Center (15,371)
College Park, MD
Dec 6*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 21 Winthrop W 82–62  8–1
 21  Layman   10  Dodd   7  Trimble  Xfinity Center (9,345)
College Park, MD
Dec 10*
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 19 North Carolina Central W 67–56  9–1
 17  Pack   6  Tied   4  Tied  Xfinity Center (8,723)
College Park, MD
Dec 13*
11:00 am, BTN
No. 19 USC Upstate W 67–57  10–1
 17  Layman   12  Trimble   3  Tied  Xfinity Center (9,093)
College Park, MD
Dec 21*
2:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 17 at Oklahoma State W 73–64  11–1
 21  Layman   11  Layman   4  Trimble  Gallagher-Iba Arena (11,104)
Stillwater, OK
Dec 27*
5:00 pm, BTN
No. 15 Oakland W 72–56  12–1
 17  Trimble   9  Layman   4  Wells  Xfinity Center (12,938)
College Park, MD
Big Ten regular season
Dec 30
5:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 12 at Michigan State W 68–66 2OT 13–1
(1–0)
 17  Trimble   9  Layman   5  Wells  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 3
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 12 Minnesota W 70–58  14–1
(2–0)
 20  Trimble   12  Dodd   4  Wells  Xfinity Center (15,788)
College Park, MD
Jan 7
9:00 pm, BTN
No. 11 at Illinois L 57–64  14–2
(2–1)
 17  Trimble   5  Tied   4  Trimble  State Farm Center (12,896)
Champaign, IL
Jan 10
2:30 pm, BTN
No. 11 at Purdue W 69–60  15–2
(3–1)
 14  Layman   8  Layman   4  Wells  Mackey Arena (10,756)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 14
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 14 Rutgers W 73–65  16–2
(4–1)
 17  Wells   13  Layman   4  Trimble  Xfinity Center (12,419)
College Park, MD
Jan 17
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 14 Michigan State W 75–59  17–2
(5–1)
 24  Trimble   12  Layman   5  Wells  Xfinity Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
Jan 22
9:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 13 at No. 23 Indiana L 70–89  17–3
(5–2)
 13  Layman   6  Graham   4  Wells  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 25
7:30 pm, BTN
No. 13 Northwestern W 68–67  18–3
(6–2)
 27  Trimble   8  Layman   3  Trimble  Xfinity Center (14,113)
College Park, MD
Jan 29
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 16 at Ohio State L 56–80  18–4
(6–3)
 12  Wells   6  Layman   3  Layman  Value City Arena (14,483)
Columbus, OH
Feb 4
8:30 pm, BTN
No. 17 Penn State W 64–58  19–4
(7–3)
 23  Wells   9  Layman   8  Trimble  Xfinity Center (14,195)
College Park, MD
Feb 8
3:15 pm, BTN
No. 17 at Iowa L 55–71  19–5
(7–4)
 20  Trimble   4  Tied   4  Wells  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Feb 11
9:00 pm, BTN
No. 19 Indiana W 68–66  20–5
(8–4)
 18  Tied   7  Layman   2  Tied  Xfinity Center (15,304)
College Park, MD
Feb 14
8:30 pm, BTN
No. 19 at Penn State W 76–73  21–5
(9–4)
 22  Wells   6  Tied   4  Trimble  Bryce Jordan Center (8,303)
University Park, PA
Feb 19
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 16 Nebraska W 69–65  22–5
(10–4)
 26  Trimble   6  Trimble   5  Trimble  Xfinity Center (14,376)
College Park, MD
Feb 24
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 14 No. 5 Wisconsin W 59–53  23–5
(11–4)
 26  Wells   7  Wells   4  Wells  Xfinity Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
Feb 28
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 14 Michigan W 66–56  24–5
(12–4)
 19  Trimble   9  Smotrycz   5  Trimble  Xfinity Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
Mar 3
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 10 at Rutgers W 60–50  25–5
(13–4)
 20  Wells   10  Wells   2  Tied  The RAC (7,053)
Piscataway, NJ
Mar 8
7:30 pm, BTN
No. 10 at Nebraska W 64–61  26–5
(14–4)
 21  Trimble   12  Wells   4  Tied  Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,856)
Lincoln, NE
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 13
6:30 pm, BTN
(2) No. 8 vs. (7) Indiana
Quarterfinals
W 75–69  27–5
 22  Wells   9  Layman   3  Tied  United Center (17,230)
Chicago, IL
Mar 14
4:00 pm, CBS
(2) No. 8 vs. (3) Michigan State
Semifinals
L 58–62  27–6
 22  Trimble   7  Wells   5  Layman  United Center (18,088)
Chicago, IL
NCAA Tournament
Mar 20*
4:40 pm, TNT
(4 MW) No. 12 vs. (13 MW) Valparaiso
Second round
W 65–62  28–6
 14  Tied   10  Trimble   3  Tied  Nationwide Arena (18,417)
Columbus, OH
Mar 22*
8:40 pm, TNT
(4 MW) No. 12 vs. (5 MW) No. 20 West Virginia
Third round
L 59–69  28–7
 15  Trimble   7  Trimble   3  Layman  Nationwide Arena (19,115)
Columbus, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. (RV) Received votes but unranked. (NR) Not ranked.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP RV RV RV 21 19 17 15 12 11 14 13 16 17 19 16 14 10 8 12 N/A
Coaches NR NR NR 22 20 18 15 11 9 11 8 13 16 19 15 14 9 8 12 16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit