IUFLA Posted January 29 Report Share Posted January 29 (edited) When: Tuesday, January 31st 9 pm EST Where: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland TV: ESPN2 Maryland comes into this home game at 14-7 overall, and 5-5 in the Big 10. Kevin Willard is in his firat year for the Terps after stints at Iona and Seton Hall...They've won all 5 conference home games, and dropped all 5 conference road games... Transfer Jamir Young (Charlotte) is, probably along with Terrance Shannon, the best player to come out of the portal into the Big 10. Not a long range bomber though...Only 30% from 3 and only slightly better in conference. Dribble drive guy who is very quick. Donta Scott and Julian Reese both have a boatload of talent, but never seem to be able to put it all together. Reese at 6'11 has been a mystery. Hakeem Hart is another talented kid who can burn you. Donald Carey, on his 4th school (Mount St. Mary's, Siena, Georgetown ) rounds out the starting 5. Ian Martinez, Jahari Long, and Patrick Emilien see double digit minutes off the bench, but the starters all average over 25 MPG. The Terps are 6th in the Big 10 in ORtg and 10th in DRtg, although Willard does seem to have them playing better defense than Turgeon or Manning did. 11th in conference 3 point percentage (32%) but slightly better at home (35%) Good offensive rebounding team that gets to the line a lot, and are good FT shooters (76%). Very long, athletic team, like Maryland always seems to have. In years past, they'd chuck up a lot of 3s, and if the fell, they won, if they didn't they lost. Not a very team oriented group in the past. But Willard seems to be changing that. Play defense, keep them off the offensive glass, and run it through Trayce. Last year we beat them pretty soundly at the Xfinity Center. Race and Trayce both had good games...The Maryland crowd seems to be coming back, but we handled that well at Illinois. Not nearly the shooting nightmare that is The Barn, so hopefully we can do well from long range. Winnable game that should be close... Edited January 29 by IUFLA 1 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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