The Terps had an opportunity game to pick up a quality non conference road win. However, Roman was pretty close in his final score prediction of the game. The Terps hung close for most of the game and had the game down to one at 57-56 but were outscored 16-4 in the final 5:16 and lost the game 73-60. The telling stat for the game was the score from three point range. Temple won 27-12. Let’s get to the report card.
Pe’Shon Howard B
Mark Turgeon asked him to look for his offense more and today he found some. He finished with 15 points and was much more aggressive looking for his shot. It was good to see. However, it seems like it is a Catch 22. If he gets his offense, his assist numbers suffer and vice versa. I don’t know if a balance exists.
Terrell Stoglin B
Stoglin finished with 20 points again and added 2 assists and 3 rebounds. However, there were moments during the game as Temple built the lead that he didn’t touch the ball on offensive possessions. It’s great to see the Terps try and get others involved in the offense but as the team is struggling, you have to turn to the ACC’s leading scorer.
Sean Mosley C-
It felt like a roller coaster ride watching Mosley today. Lots of highs and lows. The highs: 10 rebounds to lead the team, 2 steals. The lows: 3 points, 4 fouls, 3 turnovers.
James Padgett B-
Padgett finished with 10 points and 4 rebounds but the Terps needed more from the interior. He only had one offensive rebound which is his game. However, his post moves were very good. His footwork may not be Dream-like but still very good.
Alex Len Incomplete
Len went out with a right ankle sprain in the first half with the game tied at 14 and he did not return. Hopefully, it is just the one game he misses because the Terps needed his interior presence and will definitely need it against the Blue Devils.
The Terps needed some help from the bench especially when Len went down but they really couldn’t help the team much. Weijs was mostly ineffective in his three minutes and Pankey only grabbed three rebounds. Nick Faust did have 5 points, 4 boards, and was the team leader for assists with 4.
Sub of the Game: Nick Faust
Mark Turgeon B-
Turgeon had a good game plan to work the inside with Len and Padgett. It was successful. However, when Len went out, the Terps had to change their game plan. There was a lot less ball movement and Stoglin was moving through screens like an obstacle course (not this obstacle course). Turgeon did a good job adapting game plan but the fire power of the Owls from downtown sent the team home with a loss.
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The Terps had 22 field goals and 16 turnovers. It is extremely difficult to win when you have a 1.36 FG/TO margin. The Terps held onto the ball much better in the second with only 6 turnovers, but when you don’t get a shot at the hoop and have an empty it is easy to see how Maryland lost. It doesn’t get much easier from here as they have Duke at home next. Game is at 9 on Wednesday night.