Bradley Beal, John Wall and Otto Porter Jr. power Washington to 119-95 win over Cleveland.
John Wall has 25 points and 10 assists, Bradley Beal adds 21 points and eight rebounds, and Washington rallies from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter for a 117-109 win over Orlando.
On Saturday morning, all that remained after DJ Durkin’s stunning departure from the University of Maryland was a group of players bound together by tragedy and a fractured fan base.
Defensive issues continue to plague Washington, which falls behind by 29 points at the half and succumbs despite Dwight Howard’s auspicious debut.
A contrite football coach won over the governing board, days before being fired.
After a rollercoaster 48 hours, the current team begins to navigate the remainder of its tumultuous season.
Durkin, reinstated to his job Tuesday despite deep uncertainty expressed by many in and around the program, addressed his team for the first time since he was placed on leave on Aug. 11.
University President Wallace D. Loh and Athletic Director Damon Evans also met with the board of regents, which has not yet made any personnel decisions after studying the findings of a 192-page report into allegations of an abusive culture within the football program.
Here's what the report on the culture of Maryland football tells us -- and what we still need to learn.
Starting offensive linemen Trent Williams and Brandon Scherff were both banged up in Washington's home opener, a forgettable afternoon for the offensive line.