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Wednesday / February 19.
  • Maryland’s Bender to Miss Remainder of the 2017-18 Season

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    Maryland  announced Sunday that junior forward Ivan Bender has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss the remainder of 2017-2018 season.

    Bender suffered the injury in the second half of Maryland’s 66-45 victory over UMBC on December 29, and is scheduled to have surgery later this week.

    “Ivan has been playing some of his best basketball over the past month,” head coach Mark Turgeon said. “He has developed into a strong contributor for our team and we are going to miss his leadership and presence on the court. We are confident that he will make a full recovery.”

    Bender played in all 15 games with a career-high seven starts this season. He was averaging 3.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists and per game for the Terps.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.