The Terps traveled to Hotlanta and left the ATL with another loss to add to the collection they have gotten throughout the season. The game was back and forth the entire time but the Yellow Jackets (10-18, 3-11) made the plays down the stretch to secure the victory 63-61. The Terps (16-12, 6-8) only had 24 second half points and only shot 34.5% from the field. However there were some bright spots for the team. Let’s take a look at the report card.
Nick Faust B-
Faust had 11 points and was 2-3 from three. However, the Terps had only 7 assists on their 19 field goals. Faust contributed only 2 of the assists. I understand Faust is out of his natural position playing point guard following Pe’Shon’s Howard season ending injury, but the Terps need more than 7 assists. Maybe the Terps need to institute some Norman Dale into their games the last few games of the season.
Terrell Stoglin C+
Stoglin had 18 points which is nice and all but 18 points on 16 shots is not that effective going 5-16 from the field. He did go 7-8 from the line which helps but there was much else to the stat line besides 2 steals. The Terps need more from Stoglin to have success and not in the scoring column. Defense, driving and dishing, rebounds, taking charges.
Sean Mosley B
Good Sean has shown up for awhile and he traveled to the ATL as well. He had 4 threes finishing with 16 points on 10 shots and also added 3 rebounds. Clearly with Sean’s career at Maryland winding down, his place in history on the Terps will be discussed. I’m curious where you guys have him. I have him as poor man’s DJ Strawberry or Landon Milbourne. Not great but definitely not a terrible career.
Ashton Pankey D+
Brooklyn went 0-8 from the field which is the main reason for the grade. He contributed 6 boards but not much else.
James Padgett C+
6 points and 6 rebounds just doesn’t seem like enough for my man crush Padgett. He could be so much more and only getting 19 minutes seems criminal. He could be Stoglin’s inside presence to match his outside presence but it does not seem to be materializing.
The Terps got no production from their bench besides Alex Len who had 6 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks but the rest of the bench was poor and that is putting it nicely. Mychal Parker was mostly ineffective in his 15 minutes along with Berend Weijs in his 13 minutes.
Sub of the Game: Alex Len
Current Tournament Projection: CBI
With that loss, the NIT (Not Important Tournament) is not looking likely at 16-12 and the last two games look like prime opportunities for a loss with UNC at Chapel and UVA at home to close the regular season.