I am starting to worry about this team. 50 or so points in 3 straight games. It’s not going to get the job done. 21 turnovers? 3-21 –8 points–2 assists and 11 turnovers from our 4 guards. Here is the problem–it is going to be difficult to win on the road scoring only 50. And at home, 50 will not always get the job done. We must find a way to make some outside shots.
Turgeon would admit that these games are hard to watch. It’s excruciating to watch the turnovers and the continued miss shots. I am glad we have a game Tuesday against BC.
I ws hoping PeShon was over his slump but today –well I really like the kid so I will just say he had an off day.
We are surely missing an outside shooter. Logan was 0-4 today including 2 air balls. Jake just can’t seem to get a shot off. By the way, Carolina never even thought about a zone today.
Turgeon’s post game comments:
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon
“I thought Carolina was great. We let (Reggie) Bullock get going early, acted like we didn’t even know he was out there a couple of times. And then, (James Michael) McAdoo too, we let them get going, their two best players. Everybody else fed off of it. I thought Carolina was great, and I thought their crowd was great. I thought their crowd was much better today than it was on senior night when we played here last year. It was a hungry team and a hungry crowd. It was a team that needed a win and they played like it.”
On Maryland’s offensive poise
“Yeah, we weren’t very good. It’s pretty obvious. We threw the ball to them a lot more than sometimes we threw it to us. But give the crowd credit, give North Carolina credit. It’s disappointing but, 15 in one half is too many. But great environment, tough, we just kept fumbling balls, and fumbling passes. It’s just one of those days.”
On how Maryland felt before the game
“I thought we were going to play great, I really did. I thought we were confident. I thought we were going to play pretty well. But, you have to give them credit. They were so good out of the chute, and we just didn’t respond to it. We weren’t mature enough to respond to the way they came out and played, and made shots, and pressured. It just kind of steamrolled.”
On Carolina’s defensive intensity
“I thought the Florida State game was the best that they played. I think they took it to another level here. We kind of fed into it a little bit and we helped them. I thought they were terrific. If you watch their first two league games you get a lot of confidence. Get to watch the Florida State game, they were much better, and then today. They have speed that we just don’t see in practice. They have a lot of speed and a lot of length. McAdoo’s speed, Bullock’s speed. And I thought (Desmond Hubert) was really good defensively for them. I don’t know if he scored at all, but those 14 minutes he was really good defensively, and that’s what that team needs.”
It is nauseating how Doris Burke, Seth Greenberg, etc fawn over carolina. In my opinion Carolina stunk today. They wound shooting 35%, scored only 20 in the 2nd half, and virtually could not put away the Terps at their worst. Marcus paige and PJ Hairston were combined 1-15. Carolina is going nowhere fast. I anxiously await their return to College Park. Sorry, Roy—not impressed even a little.