What To Make Of These Games?
Maryland has won four out of its last five games by at least 21 points, and it won the other game by 16. Still, something seems off-kilter. The mood in the postgame locker room was somewhat muted.
It feels odd criticizing a team that for most of the past month has beaten its opponents senseless. At the same time, it feels as though the Terps have been taking their superiority over teams like George Washington, Delaware State, American, Bryant and Elon for granted, as if they haven't gotten as much out of those wins as maybe they should have.
The margins of victory and the team's developmental curve don't seem to be in sync, though to be honest, it's hard to fairly evaluate Maryland against vastly inferior opponents. Just ask Gary Williams.
"Sometimes these games are hard to judge," Williams said. "I thought there were periods where we played really well (Tuesday). We did a lot of things really well. We’re looking to see where we are with that, with when you play well, is that good enough? Did we play well long enough to sustain it for 40 minutes?"
Last night against an overmatched Elon squad, Maryland played well enough to win by 26 points. But that's entirely different from saying the Terps played well for 40 minutes.
What did you all make of last night's game? How would you evaluate the Terps' performance against Elon? For that matter, how do you think the team has developed over the past few weeks?
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