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Maryland Minute 4.8.15 - Maryland basketball one of the favorites to win 2016 NCAA title

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Everyone hop on board the Maryland basketball express. Next stop, Title Town.

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Men's Basketball:

Las Vegas likes Maryland in early NCAA title odds | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Maryland has gotten love from a handful of early national Top 25 polls, too, including NBC Sports, which slotted them at No. 3 overall to begin the season.

Where do Big Ten teams land on ridiculously early 2015-16 polls? " Big Ten Network
One look at the lists, it’s clear everyone is bullish on Mark Turgeon and Maryland in Year 2 of the Big Ten. No list has the Terrapins lower than No. 5, and SportingNews.com places them at No. 3.

Maryland men earning Top 5 buzz in early 2015-16 projections - Baltimore Sun
Rob Dauster of NBC Sports is also placing Maryland at No. 3, behind North Carolina and Iowa State on his list.

Dienhart: Super-early predicted order of finish for 2015-16 Big Ten hoops " Big Ten Network
The Terps became an instant favorite when Melo Trimble announced he was returning for his sophomore season.

Where Did Maryland Land in Final Poll?
Maryland, which began the season unranked and climbed as high as No. 8, landed at No. 16 in the poll.

IMS Radio: Season Review, Diamond Stone Talk and More
Basketball Scouting Director for 247 Sports Jerry Meyer calls in and talks about the Terps' recruiting landscape over the next few years.

Big Ten basketball beat writers pick 2014-15 most valuable players " Big Ten Network
Trimble and Dez Wells split first-team all-Big Ten awards, but it was Trimble who served as the team’s steady rock all season long.

Turgeon's comments may hint which way Layman leans regarding NBA | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"We have a really good team coming back. We’ll have Melo coming back, is great. Gotta get Jake Layman back in the fold," he said.

Women's Basketball:

Maryland top assistant Tina Langley accepts head coaching job at Rice - The Washington Post
Tina Langley has resigned as associate head coach of the Maryland women’s basketball team in order to accept the head coaching position at Rice.

Baseball:

7-Run Inning Gives No. 16 Terps a 12-7 win over West Virginia | Maryland Baseball Network
Facing a 3-1 deficit in the fourth inning, the Terps’ offense exploded to put Szefc’s No. 16 squad up for good.

After sweep of Nebraska, Terps once again ranked in every poll | Maryland Baseball Network
After sweeping Nebraska this weekend, the Terps rebounded in the polls, and are now ranked across the board. Maryland is ranked as high as 16th in the nation in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the d1baseball.com poll.

Lacrosse:

Stick Check: Can anyone challenge top-ranked Maryland? " Big Ten Network

Two games into Big Ten play, and Maryland has yet to play a game decided by fewer than 11 goals.

Ikeda Nabs Fourth Player of the Week Honor - Maryland Terrapins Athletics - University of Maryland Terps Official Athletic Site
enior defender Casey Ikeda has been named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season after leading the No. 3 Maryland men’s lacrosse team (9-1, 2-0 B1G) to a 12-5 victory over Penn State Saturday.

No. 3 Maryland to Clash with No. 19 Loyola - Maryland Terrapins Athletics - University of Maryland Terps Official Athletic Site
The Terrapins hold a formidable 20-2 all-time advantage against the Greyhounds in a series that dates back to 1940. Despite meeting 18 times between 1940 and 1959, the teams have met just four times over the last 55 years. Then No. 2 Maryland defeated then-No. 1 Loyola, 12-10, in the last meeting in 2013.