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2022-23 Game 23: 2/4 @Minnesota 9PM BTN


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#1 BSLZackKiesel

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 09:50 PM

Winners in four of their last five games, Maryland hits the road to face off against Minnesota on Saturday night. The Golden Gophers are currently last in the Big Ten's standings, with a 7-14 (1-10 record). Ben Johnson is in his second season as their head coach, and they've lost eight of their last nine games. Their only conference victory came on the road against Ohio State in mid-January.

 

Minnesota's offense has struggled all year long, and they're averaging just 62 points per game as a team. Sophomore forward Dawson Garcia leads the team in scoring, but has missed their last three games with a foot injury. Junior forward Jamison Battle averages 13 points per game, but is shooting an inefficient 37% from the field. Their only threat from beyond the arc is junior guard Ta'lon Cooper, but as a team they're shooting just 31% from three-point range.

 

Since joining the Big Ten, Maryland has lost to Minnesota just twice (in 2016 and 2017). The Terps are currently favored by 9.5 points in this game.

 

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  • Maryland: #30 (#46 AdjO, #26 AdjD; #280 AdjT)
  • Minnesota: #201 (#263 AdjO, #132 AdjD; #289 AdjT)

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Posted 04 February 2023 - 11:38 AM

Terps need to stay focused in this one! A letdown or looking past this one could prove damaging to the Terps tourney hopes. It would definitely be a bad loss for them. I don't expect the Terps to have a let down, but even a blind squirrel find a nut once in a while.
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Posted 04 February 2023 - 08:47 PM

Starting Five: Young, Carey, Hart, Scott, Reese
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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:12 PM

Two fouls in the first three minutes for Reese.
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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:14 PM

9-4 Maryland at the under-16.
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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:21 PM

Fantastic shooting from Maryland early on. They’re really pushing the tempo, trying to tire out this short handed Minnesota team.
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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:21 PM

Maryland is doing a good job generating open shots and showing good energy in a quiet arena.


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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:22 PM

Good start overall.

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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:24 PM

18-8 MD. 12:28 left

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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:24 PM

Did anyone watch the end of the Iowa/Illinois game.  They put up the B10 standings and Maryland was not listed but it had UConn in the place of Maryland.


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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:25 PM


Did anyone watch the end of the Iowa/Illinois game. They put up the B10 standings and Maryland was not listed but it had UConn in the place of Maryland.

Little brother in the ACC, little brother in the Big Ten. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:28 PM

Good night to be hot from beyond the arc, playing against such a zone-heavy team.
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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:31 PM

11-0 run for Maryland.
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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:32 PM

Maryland is really moving the ball and getting great looks.


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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:39 PM

Three fouls for Reese with four minutes left in the first half.
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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:39 PM

Refs call a lot of touch fouls on Reese, who is playing so much better.


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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:40 PM

Three fouls for Reese with four minutes left in the first half.

I think only 2.  The second went to Hart, I think.


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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:41 PM

This announcer gets very excited when Minn does something 


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Posted 04 February 2023 - 09:49 PM

41-21 Maryland at halftime. Come out strong to start the second half and slam the door shut.
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Posted 04 February 2023 - 10:12 PM

Maryland with an excellent job putting a bad team down big from the jump.

 

If this game was close the PBP guy might have stroked out, the way he reacts to anything the Gophers do right.


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