Teams: Maryland Terrapins (7-5) vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (4-8)
Arena: Comcast Center | College Park, MD
Tip-Off: Sunday, December 29 | 7PM EST
Tune In: ESPNU, WatchESPN, Terrapin Sports Radio Network
The Christmas break is over and we can only hope Santa brought the Terps some much-needed answers.
Maryland is 7-5 and has yet to find consistency as a team. Things such as turnovers, poor point guard play, lack of intensity, and inconsistent play from their big men have plagued the Terps early on this year.
But, the Terps have a chance to start fresh and get things together before they tip-off ACC play in January. Maryland hosts Tulsa on Sunday night in College Park and should be able to run and muscle their way to victory.
A big story that broke today is that point guard Seth Allen has been cleared by the doctors to play.
Allen had surgery in early November to repair a broken bone in his foot and was scheduled to be out for eight to 10 weeks. This past Thursday was eight weeks since the surgery and now Allen is fully cleared.
“The whole thing is the doctor said, ‘It’s healed, he’s free to go,’” Turgeon said. “To me it’s either broke or it’s not broke. Well, it’s not broke anymore.”
Don’t expect to see a whole lot of Seth Allen in Sunday night’s game. The Terps will look to bring him back slowly as he gets his legs back under him.
“It’ll be a process,” Turgeon said. “I don’t think we can expect [Allen] to play a lot of minutes tomorrow night and be fantastic. If he’s not sore and everything goes good, we’ll try to give him a few minutes each half and then just go from there.”
Having Allen get involved in a few games before ACC play is a huge plus for the Terps and should encourage all Maryland fans.
Did You Know?
- Maryland head coach, Mark Turgeon (299-192) needs only one more win to earn his 300th career victory.
- Mark Turgeon and Tulsa head coach Danny Manning were teammates during their playing days at Kansas. The pair went to the 1986 Final Four before Kansas won the national title in 1988 when Manning was a senior and Turgeon was in his first season as an assistant coach (UMTerps.com).