Maryland Takes Five-Point Lead Into Halftime
Both of today's early games came down to the final minute (North Carolina-Virginia Tech and Florida State-Georgia Tech), and this Maryland-Wake Forest game might make it a third.
Maryland leads, 36-31, at halftime. With Virginia Tech likely on the outside of the NCAA tournament after today's loss, Maryland might be the ACC's final home for a bubble team reaching the tournament.
Here are three quick first-half observations as you prepare for a pivotal 20 minutes in Maryland's season...
- Wake Forest forward James Johnson has three fouls. With Johnson on the bench, the rebounding problems that concerned the Terrapins entering the game will not be as significant. If Johnson picks up his fourth foul early in the half, it might be a boon for Maryland.
- Eric Hayes was the standout performer on Thursday with five three-pointers, but he has not attempted a three-pointer in the first half on Friday. Wake Forest has not allowed the junior to find open space on the outside. All of Hayes's six points came from the free-throw line.
- On the other side, Maryland has played great defense on Wake Forest guard Jeff Teague. The Demons Deacons star has missed all six of his field goal attempts and is scoreless through the first half. Teague is the type of player who can quickly catch fire, so the second half might be a battle between Gary Williams's gameplan and Dino Gaudio's adjustments.
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