Maryland Basketball Media Day for the 2021-22 season has come and gone. Terrapin Station takes its first look at Men’s and Women’s hoops for the upcoming season.
It’s been a long time coming, but the 2021-22 Maryland Basketball season is almost upon us. I don’t know about anybody else out there, but I’m looking forward to experiencing the spectacle of Maryland Basketball in all of its majesty and splendor. Terrapin hoops collectively have a LOT to look forward to for the upcoming season. Head Coaches Mark Turgeon and Brenda Frese both bring back absolutely loaded squads with Final Four caliber expectations. For the time the Covid-19 pandemic has taken from college hoops in general, it’s paying off on the back end in the form of transfers, returnees, and extremely competitive conferences. The Terps men and women could be the beneficiaries of this kind of windfall this season. The regular season is a little over a month away, so what better time to take a look at what could be for Maryland Basketball.
Let’s start with the perennial queens of the Big Ten, the Lady Terrapins. While the post-season results last season left a bit of a sour taste in the moths of Maryland hoops fans, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more impressive offensive machine in women’s college basketball last year than Frese’s squad. The team averaged 90.8 points a game and shot a sizzling 40% from behind the arc…AS A TEAM. When the terrapin offense was clicking last season, it was practically unstoppable. This year’s edition of the team returns practically all of that offensive firepower intact, which doesn’t bode well for the rest of the competition in the Big Ten. The terrapin men had a bit more adversity in getting to the postseason last year, overcoming big size disparities, and relying on hard-nosed defense to shut teams down. The transfer market yielded substantial returns for Coach Turgeon and company, transforming the roster into what looks to be one of the nation’s deepest. Let’s take a closer look at what both men’s and women’s teams will look like when they hit the hardwood this winter.