Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric convene to discuss a gut-wrenching road loss to Purdue, ultimately falling short due to the same issues: a slow start and poor rebounding. The guys get into the massive offensive rebounding disparity, how the Terps clawed back into the game using the press defense, another bad Melo Trimble shooting night, the final home game for possibly all of the team’s starters and a must-win against Illinois. Plus, Eric and Blue send CT the bird via Snapchat.
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Topics discussed include:
- CT confront Eric about the explicit Snapchats he and friend of the pod Blue sent last weekend
- Terps are losers are three of their last four, lose at Purdue over the weekend
- While the loss was tough, it felt near-inevitable. Eric said it played out nearly how he thought it would
- Purdue got out to a fast start, going up 24-8
- Rebounding is what buries Maryland, only grab three (!!!) in the first half
- Offensive rebounds and second chance points in particular is what killed the Terps
- Maryland had a chance to tie it with about a minute left, but gave up a crucial offensive rebound that sealed the game
- Eric would like to see the press earlier in the game to get the team going
- Melo Trimble scores a quiet 19, has another bad night shooting. Maryland having trouble overcoming his struggles
- Thursday will be the final home game for most of, it not the entire starting line-up
- They can’t take Illinois lightly
- Losing the double-bye in the Big Ten tournament would be disastrous
- Concerned about playing in Indianapolis?
- What about the opposite end of the spectrum?: The Terps played really well for 30 minutes, played well defensively and had a chance to win on the road against a good Purdue team. Is there anything to that or are the Terps just flailing underachievers with no hope going forward?
- Dakota Mathias is the random turd to go off against Maryland in this game
- Illinois is the last chance at a confidence booster, then it’s onto Bloomington and the Big Ten tournament