Best of 2021

2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.

Best Postseason Defense

Prior to 2021, the Maryland men’s basketball program had not recorded a single NCAA Tournament win against a single-digit seed in the Mark Turgeon era. That changed in March.

The 10th-seeded Terps absolutely suffocated soon-to-be No. 11 overall NBA Draft pick James Bouknight and seventh-seeded UConn. The Huskies shot just 32.4 percent from the field for the game as the Terrapins cruised to a 63-54 first-round win. Bouknight (who ironically shares a name with most students’ least favorite college activity) finished just 6-for-16 from the floor.

Photo Credit: Andy Hancock/NCAA Photos

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Justin Tucker

Issue 272 December 2021 / January 2022


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