Optimism was running high surrounding Maryland earlier this season. The Terps sprinted to an overpowering 13-1 start, yet conference play has gotten the better of this young squad.
The Terps have begun conference play with a 3-5 record, winning zero games on the road. Their win against NC State is their lone solid win in ACC play.
Having already played Duke, Miami, NC State, North Carolina and Florida State (twice), Maryland has already played the tougher part of its schedule, which is a negative for Maryland's NCAA Tournament hopes.
Maryland is desperate for resume-building wins, and soft upcoming docket which features just two games against teams with an RPI less than 50 for the rest of the season.
Here is the blueprint for Maryland to right the ship and finish on the favorable side of the bubble.