With an added year of experience and the addition of Gatlin, who specializes in the no-look pass, Maryland's up-tempo offense will run more smoothly this year. Defensively, Driesell says he will also use a lot of "oddball" stuff such as the box-and-one, triangle-and-two and other man-zone combinations. But for the most part the Terps will look reassuringly similar to last year's team.
Finding playing time for all his charges could be a problem for Driesell. The coach can only hope Rivers is right when he says, "There is no 'I' in team." If so, Maryland will be a team to keep an eye on.