FOX Sports' Steve Lavin: Terps Have 'Opportunity To Have That Special Run'


By Luke Jackson, PressBox

FOX Sports college basketball analyst Steve Lavin, who called Maryland's 79-65 victory against Butler Nov. 15, said it's possible the Terps make a run to the Final Four in the near future if they can maintain roster continuity.

"It's so delicate, fragile and tenuous in what takes to win a national title," Lavin, who was the head coach at UCLA from 1996-2003 and at St. John's from 2010-15, said on Glenn Clark Radio Nov. 16. "But I do think what [head coach] Mark Turgeon's building is a consistent program that will deliver good results, and the more you knock on the door, the more likely you are, the more you enhance the odds, the probabilities, the percentages of eventually getting to that Final Four or winning it all.

"It's vital or critical that the group is able to stay together, mature and develop. I think the personnel is there, the coaching is there, the system and the style of play is there. And now it's just a matter of things lining up so you can have that magical season, whether it's this year or next."


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