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Maryland suspends Diamond Stone after scuffle vs. Wisconsin

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Maryland suspends Diamond Stone after scuffle vs. Wisconsin

Maryland has suspended freshman center Diamond Stone one game for his involvement in the scuffle that took place in the first half of Saturday's game vs. Wisconsin. 

Stone will serve his suspension when the Terrapins travel on the road to face Minnesota on Thursday. 

“I want to apologize to Vitto Brown and the Wisconsin basketball team for my unacceptable behavior during Saturday’s game,” Stone said in a statement released by the program. “I regret that I let the emotions of the game get the best of me. I let my team down and I accept full responsibility for my actions.”

“Diamond’s conduct during Saturday’s game was a poor representation of the standards that we have established as a program at the University of Maryland,” head coach Mark Turgeon said in a release.

“I have talked with Diamond and he realizes he made a mistake. He felt very badly about what happened and will learn from this experience. I want to sincerely apologize to Vitto Brown and Greg Gard for what transpired Saturday.”

The scuffle broke out after a Melo Trimble miss with under five seconds to play in the first half and Maryland trailing, 35-19. Terrapin and Badger players went after the ball under Maryland’s rim. Stone and Wisconsin junior Vitto Brown went to the ground.

As Stone got up, replay shows that his left hand pushes Brown’s head into the ground. At the same time, it appears Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes is moving Stone to the side. Wisconsin players reacted and the two sides had to be separated under the basket.

Wisconsin's Charlie Thomas was assessed a technical foul. Stone was assessed a contact technical foul.

Stone did not start the second half on the floor for the Terrapins, but was seated on the bench with his team. He returned to the floor later in the second half.

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.

Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.

Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.

With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders.  The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.

Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off.  Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them.  He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).

No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.

Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.

After today though, it may be hard to say no.

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!

Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.

But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!

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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.

He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.

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