It took Maryland a little while to knock off the malaise from turkey day, but eventually they did and got a lead, but allowed it to get a little closer than it should have been late. I only have a few minutes, but here are some thoughts on the game:
- Maryland misses Pe’Shon Howard. If nothing else he can help against a press. Speaking of a press. Any team that doesn’t press us should be fired. We are very weak at getting the ball inbounded, and then getting into the front court.
- Free throw shooting is a disaster. Terrell Stoglin was shooting about 90% prior to this game. He was something like 10 of 13 at one point, but finished just 12 of 21. Just my opinion, but I think he was worn out from single handedly trying to break the press the entire second half.
- Nick Faust just needs to calm down. You can see he is a player, but his shooting is ice cold. The good news is he is still doing other things (steals, rebounds and assists).
- It was nice to see James Padgett improve his free throw shooting percentage to 41% with his 3 of 4 night.