Coming off a victory Sunday evening, the Maryland Terrapins will take on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s third place, the Florida State Seminoles. The Terps are in a must-win situation if they want a shot to make the NCAA tournament.
Maryland had struggled offensively before breaking out against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. One player in particular that has come on strong his freshman guard Terrell Stoglin.
Stoglin has scored 25 points in each of his past two games to lead the offense. He has also contributed as a passer, tallying nine assists in Sunday’s win.
Sophomore forward Jordan Williams is still a force inside, but hasn’t recorded a double double recently. Williams is getting good position underneath the basket and putting the ball in the hoop, for the most part.
One advantage Maryland has over Florida State is the Noles’ best player, Chris Singleton, is out with a fractured foot. Singleton was averaging nearly 14 points per game.
With Singleton unable to suit up, Florida State will depend on Derwin Kitchen and Michael Snaer for their scoring from the guard positions. Xavier Gibson will also have to contribute offensively for Florida State to be successful.
This game is a big one for Maryland because it’s against a top-50 RPI opponent, something the Terps haven’t had any success with at all this season. With a win Wednesday night, the Terps will at least get back in the conversation for a tournament berth.