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#161 You Play to Win the Game

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Posted 20 October 2022 - 03:21 PM

Kevin Willard says his team will probably start the year “playing way too fast, shooting a bunch of threes, pressing a ton, and getting after it”. Tried to re-energize the fan base by engaging former players and recruiting locally.

So basically, he’s the anti-Turgeon.

Love this. If they're going to struggle early but are building something good, let it rip.


“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 20 October 2022 - 06:36 PM

IMS: Kevin Willard on sky-high goals, his impression of Maryland fans, NIL, recruiting, his best player and more

https://247sports.co...68/#195823068_4



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Posted 20 October 2022 - 07:28 PM

Stop. Give the guy a chance. If you think Willard was going to be able to compete with Oates and the NIL stuff going on in the south within his first couple of months of walking through the door of the mediocrity that Turge left behind, you were just setting yourself up with disappointment. Furthermore, don't poo poo other's negative energy on the Ravens and O's, if that's how people feel, and then do this. Give the dude a chance, what else can we do? I love what I'm hearing. That said, I'll text you, let's get out there to Xfinity early in the season and give the guy some love.

I wasnt being too serious though the comment does have some merit. Im looking forward to something different. Really hope Willard can make care again



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Posted 20 October 2022 - 08:04 PM

I’m not an alum. I’m a casual who has followed since like Walt Williams and Joe Smith, but has no connection besides being a MD resident, though I followed throughout Gary’s time. I liked the Trimble years, but I’m more excited this year than I’ve been since like the Greivis years. Turg was ok but I don’t think anyone can argue that those years were exciting. That means more than nothing, I assume there’s others who were interested during Gary’s time who lost interest the past 5 or so years. Again, happy to admit I’m a casual, but also happy to come back.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is I like what I’ve heard from Willard so far. It remains to be seen how it works out, but casual me is excited, even if it takes a couple years before it turns out good.
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Posted 22 October 2022 - 09:26 AM

Balt Sun: After a coaching change, Donta Scott recommitted to Maryland men’s basketball — and his fitness



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Posted 23 October 2022 - 11:53 AM

Except the losing his top recruiting target part. Same as it ever was


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Posted 07 November 2022 - 02:05 PM

Baltimore Banner: Kevin Willard has a chance to show Terps fans why he can succeed where Mark Turgeon didn't



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Posted 09 November 2022 - 07:51 PM

Willard said today that Ike Cornish pulled his groin last week and missed three days of practice, which is why he didn’t see the court against Niagara.
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Posted 09 November 2022 - 07:54 PM

What are we, BYU?  Strange thing to punish a player for doing.



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Posted 09 November 2022 - 09:12 PM

Punishment? Or he wasn’t prepared/healthy? Either way given the last coach never let him see the court, maybe it’s Cornish. Also, maybe it’s just one game. We’ll see.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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#171 BSLZackKiesel

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Posted 09 November 2022 - 10:27 PM

What are we, BYU?  Strange thing to punish a player for doing.

Huh? He tweaked a muscle in practice and he wasn't healthy enough to play. He'll be on the court soon, maybe even tomorrow night.


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Posted 10 November 2022 - 08:49 AM

Huh? He tweaked a muscle in practice and he wasn't healthy enough to play. He'll be on the court soon, maybe even tomorrow night.

I believe he was going for the joke that "pulling his groin" was a euphemism for uhh pleasuring yourself lol


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Posted 10 November 2022 - 08:53 AM

Lol way over my head, nice Mack.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 10 November 2022 - 04:56 PM

What are we, BYU? Strange thing to punish a player for doing.


Pulled, not pulled on.

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Posted 21 November 2022 - 12:39 PM

#23 https://apnews.com/h...basketball-poll



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Posted 21 November 2022 - 01:22 PM

#23 https://apnews.com/h...basketball-poll

Coppin and then a struggling Louisville team so they have a chance to get to 7-0 before the schedule really gets tough.


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Posted 21 November 2022 - 01:24 PM

Well deserved spot in the rankings. What a meteoric rise. Wasn’t even one of the 10-15 teams listed in the others receiving votes category last week. Glad their hard work is rewarded. Good for KW. Took the dude 5 games. Awesome.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 21 November 2022 - 01:24 PM

I sped through the game last night on DVR and Scott was terrific.  I really like the way the way the team is running an offense.  There were a lot of wide open looks that resulted in easy baskets.

Kevin Willard can coach.


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Posted 21 November 2022 - 01:29 PM

Worth noting that it took Mark Turgeon more than three years to get Maryland ranked. It took Kevin Willard five games.
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Posted 21 November 2022 - 01:53 PM


Worth noting that it took Mark Turgeon more than three years to get Maryland ranked. It took Kevin Willard five games.

To be fair its a much different landscape. Transfers make reshaping a roster over a year possible. Some of the early work Turge did was some of his best work IMO




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