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Maryland Terrapins
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School Name: University of Maryland
Location: College Park, Maryland
Arena: Comcast Center
Capacity: 17,950
Conference: Big Ten Conference
Head coach: Mark Turgeon

The University of Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team has historically been one of the most successful college basketball programs in the country, and since hiring Coach Gary Williams before the 1989-1990 season the Terrapins have accomplished even greater success. Since the hiring of Williams, the Terrapins have gone to fourteen NCAA Tournaments, including eleven straight from 1994-2004, highlighted by the school's first Final Four appearance in 2001, and its first National Championship in 2002.

The Terrapins also played in what many consider to be the greatest Atlantic Coast Conference game in history — and one of the greatest college basketball games ever — the championship of the 1974 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament, won 103-100 in overtime by eventual national champion North Carolina State. The game was instrumental in forcing the expansion of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, thus allowing for at-large bids and the inclusion of more than one team per conference. That Maryland team, with six future NBA draft picks, is considered by many to be the greatest team not to participate in the NCAA tournament.[1]

History

Men's basketball has been played at University of Maryland, College Park every year since the 1923-1924 season. Before the 1923 season, games were played sporadically during the 1904-1905, 1910-1911, 1913-1914, and the 1918-1919 seasons. In the 1970's, Lefty Driesell was credited with starting Midnight Madness. In 2002, Maryland won the 2002 NCAA basketball tournament.

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach: Mark Turgeon
Assistant Coach: Dustin Clark
Assistant Coach: Bino Ranson
Assistant Coach: Cliff Warren
Director of Basketball Operations: Nima Omidvar
Director of Basketball Performance: Kyle Tarp

Facilities

The Terps' basketball teams have played at the 17,950 seat Comcast Center or "The House Gary Built", in College Park since it opened in 2002. Prior to 2002 the Terps spent 47 seasons from 1955 to 2002 at Cole Field House.

When college basketball was achieving its most explosive growth - from the late 1950’s to the late 1970’s – there was one college gymnasium on the East Coast that sat as many as 12,000 fans. Cole Field House epitomized the new big-time, main event status of college hoops, the sport of network TV and emerging legends. There was not a bad seat when it opened, and throughout its life there was not a better place to watch a game. It was a building where history was routinely made, and fans could feel the echo of tradition and experience the electricity of top-flight college basketball. Additional seats were installed throughout the years to bring the final capacity to 14,596 (in 1993).

Cole Field House held its first East Regional finals in 1962, when NYU defeated St. John's in the final, 94–85. The Final Four was first held here in 1966 between Duke, Kentucky, Texas Western (now UTEP), and Utah. Texas Western (which started all black players) upset Kentucky's all white team 72–65 in front of a crowd of 14,253. Future Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams, then a student, attended the game. Cole also hosted the Final Four in 1970.

Before 1955, Maryland basketball games took place in Ritchie Coliseum, a small arena on campus (1932-55), and before that in a small gymnasium on campus simply called "The Gymnasium".

Historical statistics

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Comcast Center exterior

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Comcast Center interior

Overall
Years of basketball 87
1st season 1904-05
Head coaches (all-time) 7
All Games
All-time record 1368-962
20+ win seasons 23
30+ win seasons 1
ACC Games
ACC W-L record 418-397
ACC titles 3
NCAA Tournament
NCAA Appearances 24*
NCAA W-L record 38-23
Sweet Sixteen 13
Elite Eight 5
Final Four 2
National Championships 1

*1988 tournament records vacated by NCAA due to use of ineligible player

National honors

Naismith College Player of the Year
1995 Joe Smith
Helms Foundation All American
1931 Louis Berger
1932 Louis Berger
First Team All American
1975 John Lucas
1976 John Lucas
1980 Albert King
1986 Len Bias
1995 Joe Smith
2002 Juan Dixon
Second Team All American
1973 Tom McMillen
1974 John Lucas, Len Elmore, Tom McMillen
1981 Albert King
1985 Len Bias
1992 Walt Williams
1999 Steve Francis
2010 Greivis Vasquez
Third Team All American
1972 Tom McMillen
1994 Joe Smith
1997 Keith Booth
2001 Juan Dixon
First Team All ACC
1954 Gene Shue
1960 Al Bunge
1972 Tom McMillen
1973 Tom McMillen
1974 John Lucas
1974 Len Elmore
1975 John Lucas
1976 John Lucas
1980 Albert King *
1985 Len Bias *
1986 Len Bias *
1987 Derrick Lewis
1992 Walt Williams
1994 Joe Smith
1995 Joe Smith *
1997 Keith Booth
1999 Steve Francis, Terrence Morris
2000 Juan Dixon, Lonny Baxter
2001 Juan Dixon, Lonny Baxter
2002 Juan Dixon *
2003 Steve Blake
2010 Greivis Vasquez *
2011 Jordan Williams
* ACC Player of the Year

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Season-by-season results

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
H. Burton Shipley (1904–1947)
1904-05 H. Burton Shipley 0-2
1910-11 H. Burton Shipley 3-9
1913-14 H. Burton Shipley 0-16
1918-19 H. Burton Shipley 1-5
1923-24 H. Burton Shipley 5-7 1-2 11th
1924-25 H. Burton Shipley 12-5 3-1 4th
1925-26 H. Burton Shipley 14-3 7-1 4th
1926-27 H. Burton Shipley 10-10 6-4 9th
1927-28 H. Burton Shipley 14-4 8-1 4th
1928-29 H. Burton Shipley 7-9 2-5 21st
1929-30 H. Burton Shipley 16-6 9-5 10th
1930-31 H. Burton Shipley 18-4 8-1 2nd
1931-32 H. Burton Shipley 16-4 9-1 T-1st
1932-33 H. Burton Shipley 11-9 7-3 3rd
1933-34 H. Burton Shipley 11-8 6-1 3rd
1934-35 H. Burton Shipley 8-10 4-3 5th
1935-36 H. Burton Shipley 14-6 4-3 4th
1936-37 H. Burton Shipley 8-12 5-8 T-10th
1937-38 H. Burton Shipley 15-9 6-4 7th
1938-39 H. Burton Shipley 15-9 8-3 T-2nd
1939-40 H. Burton Shipley 14-9 7-5 5th
1940-41 H. Burton Shipley 1-21 0-13 15th
1941-42 H. Burton Shipley 7-15 3-8 T-12th
1942-43 H. Burton Shipley 8-8 5-5 9th
1943-44 H. Burton Shipley 4-14 2-1 4th
1944-45 H. Burton Shipley 2-14 2-5 9th
1945-46 H. Burton Shipley 9-12 5-4 5th
1946-47 H. Burton Shipley 14-10 9-5 5th
H. Burton Shipley:
Flucie Stewart (1947–1950)
1947-48 Flucie Stewart 11-14 9-7 4th
1948-49 Flucie Stewart 9-18 8-7 8th
1949-50 Flucie Stewart 7-18 5-13 13th
Flucie Stewart:
Bud Millikan (1950–1967)
1950-51 Bud Millikan 16-11 11-8 8th
1951-52 Bud Millikan 13-9 9-5 T-6th
1952-53 Bud Millikan 15-8 12-3 T-2nd
1953-54 Bud Millikan 23-7 7-2 2nd
1954-55 Bud Millikan 17-7 10-4 3rd
1955-56 Bud Millikan 14-10 7-7 5th
1956-57 Bud Millikan 16-10 9-5 2nd
1957-58 Bud Millikan 22-7 9-5 4th NCAA Elite Eight
1958-59 Bud Millikan 10-13 7-7 T-3rd
1959-60 Bud Millikan 15-8 9-5 3rd
1960-61 Bud Millikan 14-12 6-8 5th
1961-62 Bud Millikan 8-17 3-11 7th
1962-63 Bud Millikan 8-13 4-10 T-6th
1963-64 Bud Millikan 9-17 5-9 6th
1964-65 Bud Millikan 18-8 10-4 T-2nd
1965-66 Bud Millikan 14-11 7-7 5th
1966-67 Bud Millikan 11-14 5-9 T-5th
Bud Millikan:
Frank Fellows (1967–1969)
1967-68 Frank Fellows 8-16 4-10 6th
1968-69 Frank Fellows 8-18 2-12 T-7th
Frank Fellows:
Lefty Driesell (1969–1986)
1969-70 Lefty Driesell 13-13 5-9 6th
1970-71 Lefty Driesell 14-12 5-9 T-6th
1971-72 Lefty Driesell 27-5 8-4 T-2nd NIT Champions
1972-73 Lefty Driesell 23-7 7-5 3rd NCAA Elite Eight
1973-74 Lefty Driesell 23-5 9-3 T-2nd
1974-75 Lefty Driesell 24-5 10-2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1975-76 Lefty Driesell 22-6 7-5 T-2nd
1976-77 Lefty Driesell 19-8 7-5 4th
1977-78 Lefty Driesell 15-13 3-9 6th
1978-79 Lefty Driesell 19-11 6-6 4th NIT Second Round
1979-80 Lefty Driesell 24-7 11-3 1st NCAA Sweet 16
1980-81 Lefty Driesell 21-10 8-6 4th NCAA 2nd Round
1981-82 Lefty Driesell 16-13 5-9 5th NIT 2nd Round
1982-83 Lefty Driesell 20-10 8-6 T-3rd NCAA 2nd Round
1983-84 Lefty Driesell 24-8 9-5 2nd NCAA Sweet 16
1984-85 Lefty Driesell 25-12 8-6 T-4th NCAA Sweet 16
1985-86 Lefty Driesell 19-14 6-8 6th NCAA 2nd Round
Lefty Driesell:
Bob Wade (1986–1989)
1986-87 Bob Wade 9-17 0-14 8th
1987-88 Bob Wade 18-13 6-8 5th NCAA 2nd Round
1988-89 Bob Wade 9-20 1-13 8th
Bob Wade:
Gary Williams (1989–2011)
1989-90 Gary Williams 19-14 6-8 T-5th NIT 2nd Round
1990-91 Gary Williams 16-12 5-9 7th
1991-92 Gary Williams 14-15 5-11 8th
1992-93 Gary Williams 12-16 2-14 8th
1993-94 Gary Williams 18-12 8-8 T-4th NCAA Sweet 16
1994-95 Gary Williams 26-8 12-4 T-1st NCAA Sweet 16
1995-96 Gary Williams 17-13 8-8 T-4th NCAA 1st Round
1996-97 Gary Williams 21-11 9-7 T-4th NCAA 1st Round
1997-98 Gary Williams 21-11 10-6 3rd NCAA Sweet 16
1998-99 Gary Williams 28-6 13-3 2nd NCAA Sweet 16
1999-00 Gary Williams 25-10 11-5 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
2000-01 Gary Williams 25-11 10-6 3rd NCAA Final Four
2001-02 Gary Williams 32-4 15-1 1st NCAA Champions
2002-03 Gary Williams 21-10 11-5 T-2nd NCAA Sweet 16
2003-04 Gary Williams 20-12 7-9 6th NCAA 2nd Round
2004-05 Gary Williams 19-13 7-9 T-6th NIT Semifinals
2005-06 Gary Williams 19-13 8-8 6th NIT 1st Round
2006-07 Gary Williams 25-9 10-6 T-3rd NCAA 2nd Round
2007-08 Gary Williams 19-15 8-8 T-5th NIT 2nd Round
2008-09 Gary Williams 21-14 7-9 T-7th NCAA 2nd Round
2009-10 Gary Williams 24-9 13-3 T-1st NCAA 2nd Round
2010-11 Gary Williams 19-14 7-9 T-7th
Gary Williams: 461-252 (.647) 192-156 (.552)
Mark Turgeon (2011–present)
2011-12 Mark Turgeon 17-15 6-10 T-7th -
Mark Turgeon:  
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      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

Honored jerseys

Number Name Years Hometown
3 Juan Dixon 1999 - 2002 Baltimore, MD
6 Bosey Berger 1929 - 1932 Baltimore, MD
15 John Lucas 1973 - 1976 Durham, NC
21 Greivis Vasquez 2006 - 2010 Caracas, Venezuela
22 Keith Booth 1994 - 1997 Baltimore, MD
23 Steve Francis 1999 Takoma Park, MD
25 Steve Blake 2000 - 2003 Miami Lakes, FL
25 Gene Shue 1952 - 1954 Baltimore, MD
32 Joe Smith 1994 - 1995 Norfolk, VA
34 Len Bias 1983 - 1986 Landover, MD
35 Lonny Baxter 1999 - 2002 Silver Spring, MD
41 Len Elmore 1972 - 1974 Springfield Gardens, NY
42 Walt Williams 1989 - 1992 Temple Hills, MD
52 Buck Williams 1979 - 1981 Rocky Mount, NC
54 Tom McMillen 1972 - 1974 Mansfield, PA
55 Albert King 1978 - 1981 Brooklyn, NY

NBA Draft picks

Year Round Pick Name Team Games in NBA
2010 1 28 Greivis Vasquez Memphis Grizzlies 46
2008 2 57 James Gist San Antonio Spurs 0
2007 2 59 D.J. Strawberry Phoenix Suns 33
2003 2 38 Steve Blake Washington Wizards 549
2002 1 8 Chris Wilcox Los Angeles Clippers 484
2002 1 17 Juan Dixon Washington Wizards 436
2002 2 44 Lonny Baxter Chicago Bulls 162
2001 2 34 Terence Morris Atlanta Hawks 139
1999 1 2 Steve Francis Vancouver Grizzlies 576
1999 2 37 Obinna Ekezie Vancouver Grizzlies 143
1999 2 38 Laron Profit Orlando Magic 135
1997 1 28 Keith Booth Chicago Bulls 45
1995 1 1 Joe Smith Golden State Warriors 1018
1993 2 31 Evers Burns Sacramento Kings 23
1992 1 7 Walt Williams Sacramento Kings 708
1990 1 17 Jerrod Mustaf New York Knicks 179
1990 2 43 Tony Massenburg San Antonio Spurs 683
1988 3 62 Derrick Lewis Chicago Bulls 0
1986 1 2 Len Bias Boston Celtics 0
1985 2 46 Adrian Branch Chicago Bulls 130
1984 2 37 Ben Coleman Chicago Bulls 227
1981 1 3 Buck Williams New Jersey Nets 1307
1981 1 10 Albert King New Jersey Nets 534
1978 4 81 Lawrence Boston Washington Bullets 13
1977 1 15 Brad Davis Los Angeles Lakers 961
1977 2 30 Steve Sheppard Chicago Bulls 106
1976 1 1 John Lucas Houston Rockets 928
1976 2 32 Mo Howard Cleveland Cavaliers 32
1974 1 9 Tom McMillen Buffalo Braves 729
1974 1 13 Len Elmore Washington Bullets 658
1971 8 131 Barry Yates Philadelphia 76ers 24
1963 3 24 Jerry Greenspan WSyracuse Nationals 25

References

  1. Bill Free - This Overtime Lasts 25 Years The 1974 team left it all out on the floor. Baltimore Sun, hosted at University of Maryland Terrapins athletic site, February 20, 1999
  2. http://www.sportsstats.com/bball/national/awards/All-American
  3. http://www.sportsstats.com/bball/awards/All-ACC
  4. http://www.apbr.org/ncaa-aa.html

External links

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