Let’s start with the positives of the game which is the fact that they fell down early and were able to rally and come back and take a lead for a bit before being tied with Virginia at 31 at the half. The second was a different story as the Cavs (20-6, 7-5) opened the half on a 16-0 run and outscored the Terps 40-13. The Terps (15-11, 5-7) definitely quit in the second half and didn’t put forth the effort to fight back. Let’s get to the gruesome report card.
Terrell Stoglin scored 14 points all in the first half.
The Terps had 5 field goals total in the second half going 5-24 from the field and 0-6 from deep. They finished with 14 total field goals going 27% from the field. At one point in the second half, Maryland went 8:18 without a field goal.
The Terps finished with 15 turnovers (10 in the second half) so their turnovers doubled their made field goals in the second and finished with more turnovers than made field goals. UVA capitalized outscoring the Terps 22-8 off turnovers.
Maryland made 7 three pointers in the first half to keep them in the game.
For why Mark Turgeon pulled his starters: “I’d had enough. Selfishness, not boxing out, not defending.”
Turgeon truly unloaded his bench playing 14 players in the game.
Mike Scott of UVA finished with 25 points and 7 boards and 50% from the field.
The Terps had only 3 assists total in the game.
Current Tournament Outlook: NIT
The performance by the Terps didn’t inspire much confidence even in that but thankfully it is just one game and they can look to bounce back against Miami on Tuesday night at home. Hopefully the Terps can give full effort for the entire length of the game. If not, then it will be lead to another beatdown at the Comcast Center.