Maryland Blows Great ACC Road Win Opportunity
Once again the Maryland Terrapins blew a chance to win a big ACC game on the road. A win at NC State would have been a great resume builder for the NCAA tournament committee. Maryland was offensivly inept and did not take advantage of the opprotunity. The Wolfpack didn't play particularly well and the Tpers had many opportunities to take the lead and stretch it.
There are several things that the Terps will have to do to win down the stretch. First, they need to defend the three point shot better. Teams are making double the number of 3's against the Tpers than they usually make. This is killing them. The second thing that needs to happen is improvment inside. Where has Ibeqwe gone? He was great at the beginning of the year. He has had little to no production over the last few games and the Terps have lost because of it. What about Garrison? This guy is a huge letdown. Please graduate already. He may be the worst McDonald's All American ever. Can you say bust? Just go already.
Maryland will need some inside scoring to open up Jones and company on the outside. Until the Terps prove to be a threat underneath the basket, people will smother Ibeqwe. At least Gist looks decent.
How about a a few rebounds? We are getting killed on the boards and the opponents are getting tons of second and third chance points.
I am going to the game on Tuesday night against Virginia and for the first time in years, I am actually not looking forward to it. I just can't stand to see a team implode like ther Terps are.