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There were several reasons I thought the Terps would win last night. PeShon definitely did bounce back scoring 7 with 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 0 turnovers. I talked to PeShon post game and he was definitely a happy camper. Well done. The Terps held the Pack to 19-61 or 31% shooting. Turge’s utilization of 10 players keeps the defensive pressure ratcheted up. NC State has no depth—0 points on 0-7 shooting from 2 guys who can barely play. If the Terps could have found any hot hand (3-18 from the 3) this game would not have been close.
Dez Wells and PeShon combined for a great defensive effort on sharpshooter Scott Wood 3-13. Alex only had 1 block but gave CJ Leslie and Richard Howell fits.
Dez’ offense was definitely off last night as he finished 2-10 with only 4 points.
The new starting backcourt of Nick and Seth Allen struggled at times with cohesion but when they left the game the Terps were up 12-2.
Gottfried employed a zone with about 10 minutes left and Maryland was baffled. Only strong aggressive inside play by Alex saved the day.
The Terps need to get to the foul line much more. They were only 6-8 from the charity stripe.
Strong presence at the game last night—Kevin Plank, Gary Williams, Lacrosse Coach john Tillman, St paul’s Lacrosse Coach Rick Brocato, WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson (all decked out in Terrapin gear), and Most of the Football Coaching Staff.