Maryland Preview Capsule

Maryland Preview Capsule

Eds: With: BKC–Maryland Preview

By The Associated Press=

Maryland

Last season: 28-7, lost in NCAA Tournament second round.

Nickname: Terrapins. Coach: Mark Turgeon.

Conference: Big Ten.

Key returners: Melo Trimble led team in scoring, assists and steals last season and is Big Ten preseason player of the year; Jake Layman, who led team in rebounding and is one of two senior starters; Jared Nickens, 3-point sharpshooter and backup shooting guard.

Who left: Dez Wells, senior leader who ranked second team with 15.1 points and 5.3 rebounds last season.

The Skinny: The Terrapins have provided Trimble with plenty of help, adding transfers Rasheed Sulaimon and Robert Carter along with 6-foot-11 freshman Diamond Stone, making this team a threat to win the Big Ten and go deep into the NCAA Tournament.