Premieres this Wednesday, March 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

BALTIMORE (WJZ-FM) — In the midst of March Madness and the Maryland Terrapins getting national press for a surprise inaugural season in the BIG 10 Mark Turgeon and the Men’s Basketball Team will be featured on the premiere episode SHOWTIMESports’ new documentary special HOOPS U.

The exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary premieres this Wednesday, March 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

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HOOPS U promises to give viewers backstage access into the world of Division I college basketball as the University of Maryland Terrapins (and University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and vie for a spot in the men’s national college basketball tournament.

The special will feature exclusive footage from the classroom to the locker room.

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“This will give viewers a unique insight into what really goes on behind the scenes at a premier college basketball program,” said Steve Mayer, Executive Producer & Head, IMG. “Our production team is receiving unparalleled access from both universities and the result will be a fascinating look at the preparations, personalities and pressures associated with college basketball at the highest level.”

Watch the exclusive video preview from Showtime as Mark Turgeon reflects on the life and legacy of the late Dean Smith during a pregame speech to his Terrapins.

“He was a lot better man than he was a coach … He was way ahead of the game,” –Mark Turgeon, UMD Men’s Head Coach on Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith.

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Showtime shared the trailer for the premier episode of the series on their YouTube channel: