Now that the Terps' complete basketball schedule is out, a lot of you out there have had the chance to peruse it. Besides Kentucky, there doesn't appear to be a lot of non-conference meat on the schedule (at Northwestern and home vs. George Mason being the only other potentially interesting games). I can certainly understand that:
1) Coach Turgeon wanted a lighter non-conf schedule in order to allow the team to gel as well as enable him to see what he's working with going into,
2) An ACC schedule that will be challenging with NC State, UNC, and Duke all likely to be highly ranked, and Florida State and Miami guaranteed to be competitive.
The reason I'm bringing this up is that Maryland could very well find itself on the bubble at the end of the season. If we look back at the snakebitten 2010 Virginia Tech team which went 9-7, won a couple of games in the ACC tourney and still found itself without a dance card, does this raise concerns about a young Terps team's chances of advancing to the Big Dance?
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