It is almost three in the morning and I am sitting in a parking lot waiting to see if this rain is going to turn to snow or not up here just north of Boston. So thanks to the wonderful world of droid apps, I figures I should write up a little preview for tonights game.
Since last we met the Tigers, starting pg Demontez Stitt has recovered from his injury. Had he played in the last meeting the Terps may not have been able to make that run they made to make it close. Now Stitt is an upgrade over his back ups, but he can still be forced into turning it over.
I think the last time they met, a first round ACC Tournament bye was possible, but still maybe a long shot. Now that is certainly a good possibility and another home win would certainly help the cause.
For the Terps the key will again be rebounding. I should just keep that statement on my office clipboard to use in the rest of the post I write. Last game Maryland did an excellent job of keeping Trevor Boomers in check. That will again be key. We have seen recently that the Terps are capable of letting teams dominate the boards and get easy baskets. Booker is another player who can exploit that.
One last key for the Terps will be help for Greivis Vasquez. Landon Milbourne needs to help on the boards and with scoring. Also important will be the contributions from the bench. Tucker, Bowie, and Dino have been key in the last couple of wins and that will have to continue. Let’s not forget it would be nice to see the Eric Hayes we saw against GT again. What are your keys to the game?