Just in time for their trip to College Park next week, coach Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines are now the No. 22 team in the nation, as reflected in the new Associated Press Top 25 poll released on Sunday.
It is Michigan's first appearance in the poll since 2013.
From a personnel standpoint, this is a similar Wolverine team when compared to the team that Maryland beat at the Big House last season. The difference is the way they're playing.
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After starting the season with a loss to Utah, Michigan has won three games in a row while allowing a combined 14 points. That included a 31-0 blowout win over a ranked BYU team on Saturday.
Added to that, the team's loss to Utah is looking more and more like a "quality" loss. The Utes went to Eugene and buried Oregon on their home field Saturday, 62-20. Michigan held that team to just 24 points and, were it not for a string of mistakes by quarterback Jake Rudock, could have had a chance to get a big road victory.
Maryland will enter the game at an even 2-2, coming off a 45-6 loss to West Virginia.
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.
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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