On heels of romp, Terps turn to home stretch
A game as lopsided as Maryland’s 106-52 victory over Longwood Wednesday at Comcast Center is bound to include some statistical gems and oddities. Among them:
Maryland’s bench out-scored Longwood’s 42-6.
The Terps shot 65.6 percent from the field in the second half, making more baskets in the period (21) than the Lancers did the entire game (19).
Maryland crushed Longwood on the boards, out-rebounding the height-challenged Lancers, 55-28.
But a handful of more conventional stats from the game are likely to weigh more heavily as Maryland (16-8, 5-4) launches into the final seven games of its season, trying to claw its way into NCAA Tournament consideration. Among them:
4-0: The record of the starting lineup Maryland used for the fourth time this season, with the frontcourt of Jordan Williams and Dino Gregory complemented by guards Adrian Bowie, Sean Mosley and Pe’Shon Howard. After much experimentation, that seems to be the group best positioned to get the Terps off to a quick start.
10: The number of 3-pointers made by the Terps on 28 attempts. Maryland hadn’t hit that many from beyond the arc since the team crushed North Carolina, 92-71, on Feb. 7, 2010 at Comcast, with Greivis Vasquez accounting for six of the Terps’ dozen 3-pointers. While being open had a lot to do with the 3-point barrage against Longwood, the Terps’ long-range shooting, hardly a strength in the season’s early-going, has improved.
24: Sean Mosley’s minutes—the most on the team—against Longwood. The good news there is that the Terps should be rested for the tough slog ahead, with four road games among the seven remaining ACC contests, starting with Saturday’s trip to Boston College and Tuesday’s visit to Virginia Tech.
28: That’s how many assists the Terps had on their 39 field goals. It’s a season-high for Maryland. With no lights-out shooter, sharing the ball and finding the open man (along with rebounding like crazy) is essential for the Terps.
| February 10, 2011; 6:30 AM ET
Categories: Men's basketball | Tags: ACC, Longwood, Maryland basketball
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