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2017–18 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team represented the University of Maryland, College Park in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by seventh-year head coach Mark Turgeon and played their home games at Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, as members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 19–13, 8–10 in Big Ten play to finish in eighth place. They lost in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament to Wisconsin. They were invited to the College Basketball Invitational, but declined, marking their absence in a postseason tournament for the first time since 2014.

2017–18 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball
Maryland terrapins logo.png
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2017–18 record19–13 (8–10 Big Ten)
Head coachMark Turgeon (7th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Kevin Broadus (1st season)
  • Dustin Clark (7th season)
  • Bino Ranson (8th season)
Home arenaXfinity Center
Seasons
2017–18 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Michigan State 16 2   .889     30 5   .857
No. 11 Purdue 15 3   .833     30 7   .811
No. 17 Ohio State 15 3   .833     25 9   .735
No. 7 Michigan 13 5   .722     33 8   .805
Nebraska 13 5   .722     22 11   .667
Penn State 9 9   .500     26 13   .667
Indiana 9 9   .500     16 15   .516
Maryland 8 10   .444     19 13   .594
Wisconsin 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Northwestern 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Minnesota 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Illinois 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Iowa 4 14   .222     14 19   .424
Rutgers 3 15   .167     15 19   .441
2018 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Terrapins finished the 2016–17 season 24–9, 12–6 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for second place. As the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, they lost to Northwestern in the quarterfinals.[1][2] They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. As a No. 6 seed in the West region, they lost in the First Round to Xavier.[3]

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Melo Trimble declared for the NBA Draft on March 29, 2017 and signed with an agent.[4] He was not picked in the NBA Draft.[5]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jaylen Brantley 1 G 5'11" 170 Junior Springfield, MA Graduate transferred to Massachusetts
Melo Trimble 2 G 6'2" 185 Junior Washington, D.C. Declare for 2017 NBA draft/undrafted
L. G. Gill 10 F 6'8" 230 Senior Chesterfield, VA Graduated
Micah Thomas 23 F 6'7" 195 Freshman Memphis, TN Transferred to Tyler JC
Kent Auslander 32 G 6'6" 200 Sophomore Herndon, VA Walk-on; didn't return
Damonte Dodd 35 F 6'11" 250 Senior Centreville, MD Graduated

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Sean Obi 0 F 6'9" 255 RS Senior Kaduna, Nigeria Graduate transfer from Duke; immediately eligible.

2017 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Bruno Fernando
C
Montverde, FL IMG Academy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Oct 2, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Darryl Morsell
PG
Baltimore, MD Mount Saint Joseph High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 2, 2016 
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:

  • "2017 Maryland Commits". Rivals.com.
  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

2018 recruiting classEdit

RosterEdit

2017–18 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Sean Obi 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS Sr Duke University Kaduna, Nigeria
G 1 Anthony Cowan Jr. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So St. John's College High School Bowie, Maryland
G 4 Kevin Huerter 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Shenendehowa High School Clifton Park, New York
G 5 Dion Wiley 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Jr Potomac High School (MD) Oxon Hill, Maryland
G 10 Darryl Morsell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Mount Saint Joseph High School Baltimore, Maryland
G/F 11 Jared Nickens 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Westtown School Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
G 12 Reese Mona (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr St. John's College High School La Plata, Maryland
F 13 Ivan Bender   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Elektrotehnička Škola Tuzla Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
F 15 Michal Čekovský 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr Canarias Basketball Academy Košice, Slovakia
G 20 Travis Valmon (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Georgetown Prep Rockville, Maryland
F 21 Justin Jackson   6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Hill Academy Toronto, Ontario
F 23 Bruno Fernando 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr IMG Academy Luanda, Angola
G 24 Andrew Terrell   (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Brebeuf Jesuit Prep Indianapolis, Indiana
G 25 Alex Tostado (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Fr Montverde Academy Guadalajara, Mexico
F 33 Joshua Tomaic 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Fr Canarias Basketball Academy Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

The 2018 Big Ten Tournament will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.[6] Due to the Big East's use of that venue for their conference tournament, the Big Ten Tournament will take place one week earlier than usual, ending the week before Selection Sunday.[7] This could result in teams having nearly two weeks off before the NCAA Tournament.[7] As a result, it is anticipated that the Big Ten regular season will begin in mid-December.[6] Coaches have requested that no Big Ten game be scheduled between Christmas and New Year's Day, accordingly each team will play two conference games in early December before finishing non-conference play.[8]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 2, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN+
Randolph–Macon W 88–44 
 17  Cowan Jr.   9  Bender   3  4 tied  Xfinity Center (N/A)
College Park, MD
Regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN+
vs. Stony Brook
Long Island Hoops Showcase
W 76–61  1–0
 15  Cowan Jr.   14  Jackson   4  2 tied  Nassau Coliseum (3,066)
Uniondale, NY
Nov 12, 2017*
6:00 pm, BTN+
Maryland Eastern Shore W 96–43  2–0
 16  Cowan Jr.   9  Cowan Jr.   4  Jackson  Xfinity Center (13,914)
College Park, MD
Nov 15, 2017*
8:30 pm, FS1
Butler
Gavitt Tipoff Games
W 79–65  3–0
 25  Cowan Jr.   10  Cowan Jr.   5  Cowan Jr., Huerter  Xfinity Center (16,317)
College Park, MD
Nov 18, 2017*
8:30 pm, BTN
Bucknell
Emerald Coast Classic
W 80–78  4–0
 17  Cowan Jr.   10  Jackson   5  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (14,841)
College Park, MD
Nov 20, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN
Jackson State
Emerald Coast Classic
W 76–45  5–0
 18  Fernando   8  Jackson   6  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (13,103)
College Park, MD
Nov 24, 2017*
8:30 pm, CBSSN
vs. St. Bonaventure
Emerald Coast Classic semifinals
L 61–63  5–1
 13  Cowan Jr.   8  Jackson   5  Huerter  NWFSC Arena (1,000)
Niceville, FL
Nov 25, 2017*
4:00 pm
vs. New Mexico
Emerald Coast Classic 3rd Place game
W 80–65  6–1
 21  Cowan Jr.   10  Huerter   6  Huerter  NWFSC Arena (1,250)
Niceville, FL
Nov 27, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at Syracuse
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 70–72  6–2
 23  Huerter   7  Jackson   5  Jackson  Carrier Dome (20,852)
Syracuse, NY
Dec 1, 2017
7:00 pm, BTN
Purdue L 75–80  6–3
(0–1)
 20  Cowan Jr.   8  Jackson   5  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (17,308)
College Park, MD
Dec 3, 2017
8:00 pm, BTN
at Illinois W 92–91 OT 7–3
(1–1)
 27  Cowan Jr.   8  Fernando   6  Cowan Jr.  State Farm Center (12,735)
Champaign, IL
Dec 7, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN
Ohio W 87–62  8–3
 17  Huerter   8  2 tied   7  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (12,914)
College Park, MD
Dec 9, 2017*
12:30 pm, BTN+
Gardner–Webb W 82–60  9–3
 18  Morsell   6  2 tied   7  Bender  Xfinity Center (12,588)
College Park, MD
Dec 12, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN+
Catholic University W 76–59  10–3
 18  Cowan Jr.   8  Tomaic   7  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (12,540)
College Park, MD
Dec 21, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Fairleigh Dickinson W 75–50  11–3
 13  Cowan Jr., Morsell   15  Huerter   8  Huerter  Xfinity Center (13,133)
College Park, MD
Dec 29, 2017*
8:00 pm, FS1
UMBC W 66–45  12–3
 20  Huerter   9  Cowan Jr., Fernando   7  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (14,118)
College Park, MD
Jan 2, 2018
7:00 pm, BTN
Penn State W 75–69  13–3
(2–1)
 18  Cowan Jr.   11  Fernando   4  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (14,374)
College Park, MD
Jan 4, 2018
8:00 pm, FS1
at No. 1 Michigan State L 61–91  13–4
(2–2)
 26  Cowan Jr.   7  Fernando   4  Cowan Jr.  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 7, 2018
8:00 pm, FS1
Iowa W 91–73  14–4
(3–2)
 21  Fernando   7  Fernando   7  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (13,352)
College Park, MD
Jan 11, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN2
at Ohio State L 69–91  14–5
(3–3)
 18  Cekovsky   8  Morsell   5  Cowan Jr.  Value City Arena (12,014)
Columbus, OH
Jan 15, 2018
6:30 pm, FS1
at No. 23 Michigan L 67–68  14–6
(3–4)
 24  Cowan Jr.   6  2 tied   4  Cowan Jr.  Crisler Arena (10,545)
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 18, 2018
8:30 pm, FS1
Minnesota W 77–66  15–6
(4–4)
 19  Huerter   8  Huerter   10  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (13,736)
College Park, MD
Jan 22, 2018
7:00 pm, FS1
at Indiana L 68–71  15–7
(4–5)
 18  Cowan Jr.   11  Huerter   5  Huerter  Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 28, 2018
1:00 pm, CBS
No. 6 Michigan State L 68–74  15–8
(4–6)
 12  Huerter   7  Morsell   9  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
Jan 31, 2018
8:30 pm, BTN
at No. 3 Purdue L 67–75  15–9
(4–7)
 20  Fernando   10  Fernando   8  Cowan Jr.  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 4, 2018
1:00 pm, CBS
Wisconsin W 68–63  16–9
(5–7)
 23  Cowan Jr.   9  Fernando   4  Huerter  Xfinity Center (15,810)
College Park, MD
Feb 7, 2018
6:30 pm, BTN
at Penn State L 70-74  16–10
(5–8)
 15  Cowan Jr.   9  Fernando   5  Cowan Jr.  Bryce Jordan Center (8,435)
University Park, PA
Feb 10, 2018
12:00 pm, ESPN2
Northwestern W 73–57  17–10
(6–8)
 22  Huerter   9  Morsell   5  Huerter  Xfinity Center (16,164)
College Park, MD
Feb 13, 2018
7:00 pm, BTN
at Nebraska L 66–70  17–11
(6–9)
 21  Fernando   9  Fernando   7  Cowan Jr.  Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,908)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 17, 2018
8:00 pm, BTN
Rutgers W 61–51  18–11
(7–9)
 18  Fernando   16  Fernando   6  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (15,587)
College Park, MD
Feb 19, 2018
7:00 pm, FS1
at Northwestern W 71–64  19–11
(8–9)
 18  Huerter   6  2 tied   6  Morsell  Allstate Arena (6,014)
Rosemont, IL
Feb 24, 2018
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 17 Michigan L 61–85  19–12
(8–10)
 17  Cowan Jr.   9  Morsell   8  Cowan Jr.  Xfinity Center (17,415)
College Park, MD
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 1, 2018
12:00 pm, BTN
(8) vs. (9) Wisconsin
Second round
L 54–59  19–13
 20  Huerter   9  Fernando   4  Cowan  Madison Square Garden 
New York City, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP RV RV RV RV Not released 
Coaches RV RV

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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