The Terps came out looking good in the first half on Sunday and were able to hold off a late rally by the Owls to come away with a 72 – 59 win. Greivis Vasquez looks to be hitting his stride at the right time scoring 20 or more points for the fourth time in the last five games.
Maryland looked a little unstable for the first 6 – 7 minutes of the game, but then went on a 17 – 5 run and looked to be on their way to an easy win. The Terps were able to fuel their run by good defense and key defensive rebounding. Overall, the Terps were out rebounded for the game, but timely rebounds were huge for this team. Offensively, the Terps assisted on 21 of their 32 made shots and that has been a constant this season. The Terps share the ball well and seem to take care of it as well with 11 turnovers for the game. They also shot 46 % for the game and it doesn’t hurt when you have Vasquez making 60 % of his shots. The Terps had added contributions from Milbourne, 19 pts/5 boards, 11 pts/5 boards from Tucker and 7 pts/9 assts from Eric Hayes.
This starting five is looking good for this team. Jordan Williams has become more comfortable in the middle and starting to make himself known. The Owls did attack the basket and Williams was credited for 3 blocks, but there were many other shots he altered on the night. The Terps have William and Mary and UNC Greensboro before getting into their ACC schedule and it would benefit them most if they come out playing high powered defense and executing on all plays.