Tuesday, November 17, 2015

University of Maryland Basketball team Squares off against Georgetown University tonight!

This Is Maryland Basketball

Courtesy Maryland Athletics

#RivarlyRenewed - Terps Host Georgetown Tuesday

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 3 Maryland men's basketball team welcomes Georgetown as part of the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday at 9 p.m. at XFINITY Center.
WATCH: ESPN2 - Mike Tirico (Play-by-Play); Dan Dakich (Analyst)
LISTEN: Terrapin Sports Radio Network - Johnny Holliday (Play-By-Play), Chris Knoche (Analyst), Walt Williams (Sideline); Westwood One - Scott Graham, Steve Lappas
SOCIAL: Follow @TerrapinHoops on Twitter for in-game 

• Maryland welcomes Georgetown to campus for the first time since 1973 when the two programs face off in the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.

• The Gavitt Tipoff Games is an annual early-season series played between the two conferences and named in honor of Dave Gavitt, founder of the BIG EAST and basketball visionary. Beginning in 2015 and scheduled through 2022, the Gavitt Tipoff Games will be played on four consecutive days in the first full week of the college basketball campaign. The series will span eight years, with games played at home sites.

• Maryland leads the all-time series, 36-27. The last time the two schools met was Nov. 30, 2008 in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. Prior to that meeting, the Terps defeated Georgetown, 76-66, in the NCAA Tournament on March 22, 2001 in Anaheim, Calif. The last time the two schools played locally Maryland captured an 84-83 overtime victory on November 26, 1993 at the Capital Center in Landover, Md. The last time the Terps played Georgetown in College Park was on Dec. 11, 1973 – a 115-83 Maryland victory. Maryland and Georgetown played each other every season from 1947 to 1976.

Jake Layman scored 16 points, Melo Trimble had 14 and No. 3 Maryland beat Mount St. Mary's 80-56 on Friday night in the season opener for each school. Jared Nickens also scored 11 points for the Terrapins, who outrebounded the Mountaineers 44-20. Freshman Diamond Stone had 10 points.

• The Terps’ No. 3 ranking in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls is the highest for a Terrapin team in the preaseason since 2001-02.

• Head coach Mark Turgeon was named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2015. Turgeon led Maryland to 28 wins in 2015, an 11-game improvement from its 17 victories in the 2013-14 season, a mark that ranked second among schools in the Power Five conferences.

• Maryland was 14-4 a year ago in its inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference, including a perfect 9-0 mark at XFINITY Center.

• Sophomore point guard Melo Trimble has been named the 2015-16 Preseason Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, the league announced. In addition, Trimble joined senior forward Jake Layman on the Preseason All-Big Ten Team.
Scouting Georgetown

• Georgetown fell to Radford, 82-80, in double overtime in its season opener Saturday at Verizon Center. Bradley Hayes led the Hoyas with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

• Georgetown finished the 2014-15 season with a 22-11 record, including a 12-6 mark in the BIG EAST Conference, and returns two starters and nine letterwinners. The Hoyas entered the season receiving votes in both the Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches' poll. The Hoyas were picked to finish in second place in the BIG EAST by the league's coaches.

• Senior guard and 2015 Bob Cousy Award watch list nominee D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera was selected to the Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team. He was named the league's Preseason Player of the Year in 2014.
#3 Terps roll past mount st. mary's

Jake Layman scored 16 points, Melo Trimble had 14 and No. 3 Maryland beat Mount St. Mary's 80-56 on Friday night in the season opener for each school.

Jared Nickens also scored 11 points for the Terrapins, who outrebounded the Mountaineers 44-20. Freshman Diamond Stone had 10 points.

• Mount St. Mary's shot just 31 percent (19 of 61) from the floor.

Five Terps Post Double-Figures in Exhibition Win
• No. 3 Maryland picked up double-figure scoring from five different players in a 91-55 exhibition win over Southern New Hampshire in front of nearly 14,000 fans at XFINITY Center.

• In his College Park debut, Diamond Stone shined for the Terrapins, notching a team-high 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the floor.

Robert Carter posted a double-double for the Terps with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Jake Layman added 15 points and six rebounds. Melo Trimble tacked on 14 points of his own and Damonte Dodd grabbed 11 rebounds as Maryland won the battle on the glass, out-rebounding SNHU, 50-22.

X-WIN-ITY Center
• Maryland finished its home slate with an 18-1 record in the friendly confines of the XFINITY Center a year ago. Its lone loss came to top-five ranked Virginia on Dec. 3 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. It was Maryland’s first perfect home record in conference play since the 2009-10 season.

• The Terps outscored opponents by an average of 11.6 points per game at home while posting 71.7 points per contest in College Park.

Melo Trimble scored a team-high 16.5 points per game at home.

Gameday guide
• The University of Maryland announced gameday initiatives for the upcoming 2015-16 men’s and women’s basketball season at XFINITY Center. A link to that release can be found here. New initiatives include several promotional activities, tasty food options, alcohol sales and parking information.

• Click here for the complete Maryland men's basketball gameday A-Z Guide.
Courtesy Maryland Athletics

Gameday Information - Maryland vs. Georgetown

november 17, 2015 // 9 p.m.// xfinity center

ATTENDING THE GAMEThe Maryland-Georgetown game is sold out.
The University of Maryland has announced increased security measures for all future Maryland Athletic Events, which will include the men’s basketball game against Georgetown Tuesday night at 9 p.m.

For Tuesday’s men’s basketball game, doors will open for students at 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. for general admission.

Fans should plan on leaving early for the game to avoid long lines as additional security measures will be in place the remainder of the season.

All persons and their belongings are subject to search. Fans are permitted to bring small bags up to 8" x 11" x 12" in size to the arena. All other bags, including backpacks, will not be allowed. Guests are encouraged to return unauthorized items to their vehicles. The University of Maryland cannot safeguard items which are not permitted into the arena.

Fans attending the game can enter via gates A and B on the second level, gates C and D on the ground floor and gate E by the Terrapin Trail Garage. Students can enter the game through gate F. Security measures will take place at all gates.
Updates will be provided on umterps.com and fans are also encouraged to follow Maryland Athletics on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information.

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