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Late night at Comcast pays off for Mosley

Around 9 p.m. Sunday night, sophomore guard Sean Mosley headed onto the court at Comcast Center to get in some extra shooting practice. He said he hadn't felt as confident in his shot since spraining his left ankle in practice prior to Maryland's Dec. 27 win over Florida Atlantic. Mosley did not play that night.

He returned to the lineup Dec. 30 against William & Mary and tallied 12 points on 5 of 10 shooting from the field. Since then, though, Mosley had struggled to find his offensive rhythm. After scoring in double figures in 10 of the first 11 games in which he had played this season, Mosley did not score more than eight in four straight games. During that span he took more than four shots in a game only once.

And so he showed up to Comcast Center on Sunday night in hopes of rediscovery. Mosley said he took "five or six shots from each spot, going back and forth."

"I just had to regroup for myself, you know, because I hadn't been shooting the ball as well as I can and not shooting the ball when I'm open," Mosley said. "That's one thing that I had to get through myself after coming (back) from my ankle injury."

On Tuesday night, Mosley shot 8 for 8 from the field and tallied a team-high 21 points. Granted, the defense Longwood provided was not all that stiff, but three of his eight makes were jump shots and one was a three-pointer. Even if no one is guarding you, it still takes skill to knock down shots. Mosley became the 11th player in program history to record a perfect shooting night from the field with a minimum of eight attempts.

"I just felt as though every shot that I took was going in," Mosley said. "That's what happens when, I guess, my teammates have faith in me getting the ball when I'm wide open and me taking the shot, having confidence in my shot."

Said Coach Gary Williams: "His stroke really looked good tonight. He's in a good spot right now to be ready for the next 13 games."

By Steve Yanda  |  January 20, 2010; 10:29 AM ET
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Comments

How much more important is the NC State game now that they beat Duke? How much more disappointing is the Wake loss now that they have beaten UNC? Does this help or hurt our RPI? Given the upcoming schedule, who does MD need to beat to start getting votes in the polls?

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | January 21, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

The NC State game is huge no matter what happened because winning gets us closer to a tournament bid and they would have ended up in the top 100 or around 100 for the RPI anyways. NC State has been playing well but so have we.

We won't get votes in the polls until we have great consecutive weeks and more of the conference season plays out. The polls mean nothing anyways.

Any loss is disappointing but the Wake loss means to no more or no less. We took them to overtime and should end up being a tough road loss. It just sucks because they have the tie breaker.

The better question is where is UNC going to end up and when we play them, if we beat them, is that win going to mean anything or could it even be a bad loss if we go the other way?

Duke and UNC are 0-3 on the road this year. That's not a good sign and could mean the ACC is up for grabs this season which we need to capitalize on that and not worry about who we're playing and just win games period.

Posted by: DiehardTerp | January 21, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

the ACC IS up for grabs and guess what the terps have just as good a chance as any team in the league.Maybe!just maybe
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Posted by: toddwhite2004 | January 21, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

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