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2020-21 Game 27: Penn State 3/7 7PM BTN


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#1 BSLZackKiesel

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 11:17 AM

After a disappointing loss to Northwestern on Wednesday night, the Terps will head back home to face Penn State in their final regular season game of the year. The Nittany Lions currently hold a record of 9-13 (6-12) and have won 2 of their last 3 games, including a blowout win over Minnesota on Wednesday night. They beat Maryland by a score of 55-50 when they met in State College a month ago.

 

KenPom currently ranks Penn State as the #36 team in the country, while Maryland comes in at #28.

 

Joe Lunardi is currently projecting Maryland as a #9 seed in the NCAA Tournament, while Penn State isn't expected to make the field.


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Posted 05 March 2021 - 12:29 PM

Lose this game and go right back on the bubble.  Do not phone this one in.  With apo0logies to Wiggins and Morsell, the team did not come to play against NW.


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Posted 05 March 2021 - 03:33 PM

Wiggins had the worst game of his career (at least for scoring) vs PSU last time so if we get the current Wiggins instead of that game's Wiggins, I feel reasonably good about it 



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 11:07 AM

Balt Sun: Darryl Morsell, the ‘heart and soul’ of Maryland men’s basketball, is leading late-season push



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 11:59 AM

This may not be a must-win, but it's pretty darn close. A 3-game losing skid (if they also lost to open the Big Ten tournament) would cast serious doubts over NCAA tournament hopes.

Also, the Northwestern game was the first game I watched really closely this year. I didn't get the sense it was so much about "not coming to play" as almost a bit of hesitation/tightness. Often felt like I saw guys getting a step on their defender but then not going to the rack.



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 12:05 PM

This may not be a must-win, but it's pretty darn close. A 3-game losing skid (if they also lost to open the Big Ten tournament) would cast serious doubts over NCAA tournament hopes.

Also, the Northwestern game was the first game I watched really closely this year. I didn't get the sense it was so much about "not coming to play" as almost a bit of hesitation/tightness. Often felt like I saw guys getting a step on their defender but then not going to the rack.

I think they clearly took them lightly and weren't prepared. Turgeon barely coached, not that that's anything new, but it's inexcusable. No adjustments, just thought they could flat out rely on being the better, more talented team, and Northwestern took advantage of it. 

 

In the Terps defense, road games are always tough in the Big Ten with these crowds. ;)


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Posted 07 March 2021 - 12:22 PM

If we lose to Penn State a second time I am going to be very upset!

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 02:50 PM

If Maryland wins this game, they’ll be the 7-seed in the Big Ten Tournament. If they lose, they’ll be the 8-seed.
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Posted 07 March 2021 - 04:44 PM

I think they clearly took them lightly and weren't prepared. Turgeon barely coached, not that that's anything new, but it's inexcusable. No adjustments, just thought they could flat out rely on being the better, more talented team, and Northwestern took advantage of it.

In the Terps defense, road games are always tough in the Big Ten with these crowds. ;)


While the Terps played poorly I don't like looking too deeply into it. Northwestern beat OSU too, which is something we couldn't do. If we lose out to close the season though my opinion would change.

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:03 PM

Mona and Smith in the starting 5 tonight as Seniors.



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:08 PM

Wiggins for 2 from the elbow.



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:08 PM

Good defense, Wiggins with the board on the PSU miss. 



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:08 PM

Curious as to whether the parents are there, 


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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:08 PM

Smith misses inside.



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:09 PM

Wiggins for 3!



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:09 PM

wiggins really aggressive 


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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:09 PM

Morsell up and under. 



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:13 PM

Would be helpful if they don't waste the fast start like the NW game



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:19 PM

14-9 at the 12 minute mark.

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:28 PM

20-9 as Hamilton scores.




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