The Terps were unable to pull out the victory at home against the Cavaliers at home yesterday unlike the Lady Terps or the Terps wrestling who captured the ACC Tournament title. The Terps basketball team fought valiantly and really showed good effort to come back after being down to the Cavs at halftime 31-22. The Terps clawed back and lost in overtime 75-72. Let’s get to the report card of Sunday’s game.
Sean Mosley A-
Very Good Sean showed up on senior day as he had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 dimes. The only thing to cap the day would have been a W for the lone senior on the Terps squad but alas it was not meant to be.
Terrell Stoglin B+
The Gunner was in very good form pouring in 25 points, 3 steals, and 2 assists. The 25 points assured him of leading the league in scoring and tied for ninth in the country at 21.2 per game. Stoglin actually made more from three point range (5) and the foul line (4) than he did from two point range (3) despite having 16 shots from 2 point range.
Nick Faust C
He had a very solid if you don’t look at one category, turnovers to assist ratio. He finished with 6 of the Terps 12 and didn’t offer a single assist. However, if you only focus on that, you miss a solid game from the freshman. He had 13 points and 2 steals.
James Padgett C-
A 9 point, 7 rebound day would be a pretty good day but I feel Padgett floats at time in the game and could do even more damage than what he did. It could be a combination of getting fed in the post by the perimeter players or when grabbing the offensive board taking it strong or with being more assertive in his game.
Berend Weijs Incomplete
It is hard to judge Weijs game as he played only 8 minutes of the 45 minutes. He had 2 points but Turgeon seems to more comfortable having Alex Len come off the bench as his sixth man.
The Terps got a total of 6 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 steals from the bench. Alex Len, playing starter minutes (34), had the 6 points, 6 of the boards, and 2 of the blocks so he was an easy choice for sub of game. It was encouraging to have him play 34 mostly effective minutes against the UVA frontline.
Sub of the Game: Alex Len
Thursday mini preview:
The Terps finish the season 16-13 and 6-10 in the ACC earning the 8 seed in the ACC tournament. They open up playing Wake Forest and if they win would play North Carolina. Beating Wake Forest is definitely doable getting the Terps to 17 wins. The Terps have more talent than the Demon Deacons at this time. This does not always guarantee a win, but I feel confident. However, the Terps would be in for a similar game of what happened in Chapel Hill on Thursday should they advance.