More on Mosley's big night
Sophomore guard Sean Mosley made his first three shots Wednesday night during Maryland's nine-point victory over Clemson. And all three of those shots came in the first two minutes of the game. Mosley added a pair of free throws, and by the first media timeout -- called for with 15:13 remaining in the first half -- he had registered more points (nine) than he had in any of Maryland's previous seven games.
Mosley had struggled offensively in recent weeks, but last night against Clemson it was like transporting back in time to a Maryland game three months ago when Mosley was one of the most consistent scorers on the team. After scoring in double figures in 11 of Maryland's 13 nonconference games, Mosley had done so just twice in ACC play entering Wednesday night. He was averaging 6.2 points per game in conferece play.
But against Clemson, Mosley re-found his stroke. He shot 6 for 8 from the field and finished with a game-high 20 points. He made 2 of 3 shots from beyond the arc and was Maryland's most frequent visitor to the free throw line (6 for 7). His offensive efforts -- as well as those of senior guard Eric Hayes -- were one of the primary reasons why Maryland trailed by just nine points at the break.
"It’s a matter of us getting him the ball and him being aggressive," Coach Gary Williams said. "Tonight, he was very aggressive right from the very start, not just in terms of shooting the ball, but going after it. When you have an opportunity to score, you have to take advantage of it, and that’s what Sean did early on. You know, that really helped him all night."
February 25, 2010; 10:21 AM ET
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