Most of the times when a team shoots 58% from the 3 point line, a victory awaits. Today was no exception. Using their “small” lineup the Hoos jsut got on top and never looked back.
Justin Anderson who decommitted from Maryland when Gary retired, got off to a strong first half start with but then wilted down the stretch finishing with 5-14 and 14 points. The culprit of the day was Joe Harris shooting 7-8 from the field for 22 points. PeShon came off the bench to slow him down but the damage was done.
The Terps were able to tie the score at 28, after Seth Allen provided some needed energy to the offense but Anderson answered with a 3 then a jumper and UVA never looked back.
Post game Turgeon believed Maryland played a step slower then usual and seemed to lose every 50-50 ball. For the first time this year they were outrebounded 34-29. 14 assists and 13 turnopvers is somewhat the norm but UVA won this game with 16 turnovers.
With at least 8 NBA scouts looking on, Alex seemed almost invisible in his 26 minutes. UVA double downed every time the ball went in low and it obviously bothered Alex.
PeShon certainly had his best game of the year, virtually stopping Joe Harris and dishing and scoring at a much better pace.
It seemed to me that the only real success the Terps had on offense was driving to the bucket. Seth Allen scored 11 and dealt 5 assists.
Duke comes into town Saturday night which now becomes a Judgment day game for Maryland. The Terps must find 5 wins in its remaining7 games.