For the 4th time this year FSU wins a game at the buzzer as Michael Snaer dropped in a wide open jumper to seal the victory and drop the Terps to 3-5 in the conference. As Ian Miller sort of lost control of the ball as the clock ticked down, Dez left Snaer trying to steal the ball and the rest is history. In fairness to Dez, he absolutely carried the team down the wire with 19 points.
The Terps are 3-5 in conference and most experts will say they need 10 or 11 wins to garner a bid to the dance because of the weak non conference schedule. That creates a finish of 7-3 or 8-2—pretty tough.
Let’s analyze the brutal loss.The Terps outshot the Seminoles 49% to 45. They outrebounded FSU 36-20. The Terps had 6 threes –FSU 5. So where does the loss occur—once again turnovers 16 –that’s right 16 for Maryland 6 for the Seminoles. This turnover issue has plagued Maryland all year. Perhaps the loss of PeShon to the flu hurt down the wire. Who knows?
Snapshot on the 9 players:
Jake Layman–a hotly talked about player on the website yesterday, Jake could only muster 4 shots of which 3 found home. 2 threes early gave the Terps a great jumpstart. Add 4 rebounds and 2 assists and it was a good effort by Jake.
Seth got the start tonight and just had a weak game. 1-6 from the field and according to Turgeon, he pouted on the bench all night.
Shaq–a quiet 16 minutes–0 FGs but 5 bounds
Mitchell—another solid game 4-5 10 points and he just seems to get the loose balls.
Logan–his best ACC game yet–2 Threes and 11 points.
Padge–31 minutes because of Len’s disappearance act. Aggressive 6 points and 3 bounds
Alex–just was not his night—missed key dunk with 12 seconds left–flailing his elbows all night –had 4 fouls could have been many more—3 turnovers–hope the NBA scouts missed this one for his sake—deserves a mulligan—
Nick–until the final minutes had a good game. 3 missed foul shots were brutal–fouled Okaro White for no reason late in the game
Dez—8-12 –many key late shots–definitely has become go to guy–but still 6 turnovers
This was one we had to have and we just fell short–Painful