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."
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