Ball control aids Terrapins
Maryland lasted nearly the first 14 minutes of Saturday's game against Eastern Kentucky without committing a turnover. The Terrapins tallied only nine turnovers on the night.
On the season, Maryland is averaging 12.3 turnovers per game and that, combined with the Terrapins' ability to force their opposition to commit turnovers, has made them one of the most disciplined ball-handling teams in the ACC thus far. Maryland ranks No. 1 among conference teams in turnover margin (+5.0) and No. 2 in the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3). Duke currently leads the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio with a 1.4 mark.
The Terrapins's ability to limit turnovers and force them upon their foes has helped to make up for deficiencies in other areas, such as rebounding. Among Maryland's top three leaders in assists*, none has an assist-to-turnover ratio lower than 1.6.
* 1) Greivis Vasquez -- 52 assists, 1.6 assist-to-turnover ratio; 2) Sean Mosley -- 29 assists, 1.8 assist-to-turnover ratio; 3) Eric Hayes -- 27 assists, 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio.
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