Mark Turgeon's Maryland Terrapins were disappointing a year ago, with the season ending in the NIT Semifinals. After four straight NCAA tournament appearances at Texas A&M, Turgeon has failed to make the NCAA tournament in either of his first two seasons in College Park.
The Terps lost Alex Len to the NBA and Pe'Shon Howard who transferred to USC. Still, they will have three of their top four scorers back from a year ago, including leading scorer and former Xavier Musketeer Dez Wells.
Maryland is projected to finish sixth in the new 15-team Atlantic Coast Conference. Duke, North Carolina and Virginia are the league's top returning teams, while new members Syracuse, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh will strengthen and add depth to the league.
In the following piece, we will take an in-depth look at Maryland's roster, rotation players, key newcomers, key returning players, possible season scenarios—both good and bad—and finally a prediction of how the Terrapins' season will go.