College basketball analyst Andy Katz continues to stay high on Maryland men’s basketball for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
Katz posted his Big Ten conference preview Tuesday evening and had the Terps and Michigan State as two teams that have deep run potential in the 2020 NCAA Tournament.
“There are two schools that I think for sure can get to Atlanta in the Final Four. One is Maryland,” Katz said. “It’s by far Mark Turgeon’s best squad in College Park.”
Deep Run Potential from the @bigten:— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) September 24, 2019
2. @TerrapinHoops #MarchMadness Bound:
Full @B1GMBBall preview from @TheAndyKatz! pic.twitter.com/ynuxQWVdAh
In the rest of his preview, Katz estimates that five other Big Ten teams, including Penn State, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Purdue, will make it into the tournament.
In June, Katz gave the Terps the No. 5 ranking in the country, six spots ahead of their last ranking, in his Power 36. About a month later, Katz ranked Maryland forward Jalen Smith as the No. 18 player and guard Anthony Cowan Jr. as the No. 9 player in his preseason top 25 player rankings.
Coming off of the team’s 69-67 loss to LSU in the Round of 32 last year, Maryland returns all its key pieces, besides Bruno Fernando who is now with the Atlanta Hawks. The team also brings in a five-player freshman class that ranked No. 28 in the nation and No. 3 in the Big Ten, according to 247 Sports.
On paper, the Terps have potential. But until Maryland opens its season on Nov. 5 at the Xfinity Center against Holy Cross, it’s yet to be seen whether the Terps will live up to Katz’s expectations.
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Sat. ➡️ Win @PremierLacrosse— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) September 24, 2019
Sun. ➡️ Fly to
Mon. ➡️ Beat in @WILC2019
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Meet our 12 new Terps!— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) September 24, 2019
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