Seth Allen walked into Pe’Shon Howard’s bedroom, a blue sling hooked over his shooting shoulder, and was greeted with an exit order. “Get out,” Howard cracked to his freshman teammate. “You’re going to bring us bad luck.”
Of course, Allen stayed. He grabbed a stuffed animal from Howard’s bed and lounged around joking for the evening, anything to take his mind off the cast pinching his forearm and hand.
As the Maryland men’s basketball team continues to mature, each postseason experience brings another benchmark for the season’s progress. This week, the Terrapins will encounter two unfamiliar challenges, one expected and the other shocking.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The familiar foe that Maryland reminds Alabama of isn’t a Southeastern Conference enemy, a nonconference opponent or a postseason challenger.
The top-seeded Crimson Tide (23-12) will take on a twin at 6:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday in a National Invitation Tournament quarterfinal game at Coleman Coliseum (ESPN). The winner advances next week to the semifinals in New York.