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2022-23 Game 26: 2/16 #3 Purdue 6:30PM BTN


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#141 hallas

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:25 PM

My bar for feeling safe about a lead is at least 10 points, with less than 61 seconds left.



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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:25 PM

So there’s your signature win. Now go get the double-bye.

What Kevin Willard has done in his first year here is so impressive.
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:26 PM

Terrific job!!!

Maryland keeps getting better.


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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:26 PM

A signature Year 1 win for Willard. MD will be dancing next Month.
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:28 PM

So there’s your signature win. Now go get the double-bye.

What Kevin Willard has done in his first year here is so impressive.


Can't wait until he gets his guys here.

And not to dance on Mark Turgeon's proverbial grave but the product under Willard is just miles better than it was under Turgeon.
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:29 PM

They’re going dancing. Punched their tickets tonight.
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:29 PM

Willard will be the first head coach in Maryland history to get his team to the NCAA Tournament in his first season at the helm.
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:35 PM

How long has it been since we've seen a Maryland team improve as the year went on?

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:36 PM

Man, huge win! KW is really impressive, loved holding up the game letting Purdue get off the court before the students rushed! If this guy is as good a recruiter as he appears to
be as a coach then the sky is the limit for this program!!

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:43 PM

It was 10 years ago today that Maryland knocked off #2 Duke at home. Please keep scheduling Top 5 teams on February 16th.
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:55 PM

Can they move the BTT to College Park?
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 08:58 PM

How long has it been since we've seen a Maryland team improve as the year went on?


It's basically all I've wanted to see for years. Have always admired Izzo for how his squads usually finish their seasons. Would be cool if that's the Willard story going forward too...

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 09:00 PM

Maryland jumps up to #17 in KenPom’s rankings, and is now projected to win all of their remaining games.
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 09:07 PM

How long has it been since we've seen a Maryland team improve as the year went on?

 

Too long. And it makes me wonder what it was that made them fade down the stretch so frequently in the past, but obviously there was always one common denominator.

 

I really thought this team would fade too, but primarily due to the lack of depth, and I guess they still could. But the remaining schedule is sure favorable. Just NW looks tough and it's in CP. Knock on wood, but it's reached the point where you start thinking about seeding instead of bubbles.


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Posted 16 February 2023 - 09:11 PM

Wow. Thought they had a good shot but didn't expect anything like that. Fantastic run to take control.

Expected guys had big games, but Emilien and Martinez really made some big contributions when things were at risk of getting out of hand in the wrong direction early on.

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 09:13 PM

Also thought Willard using his timeouts pretty liberally in the first half helped prevent a Purdue run and possibly getting buried.
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 09:16 PM

It’s sort of an indirect statement re: how far the program had fallen that the fans rushed the court, but holding that 7’4”, 300 lb behemoth to only 50% shooting (career 63.1%) has to be considered a job well done. 

 

Agree also that this was their signature win. 



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Posted 16 February 2023 - 09:25 PM

It’s sort of an indirect statement re: how far the program had fallen that the fans rushed the court, but holding that 7’4”, 300 lb behemoth to only 50% shooting (career 63.1%) has to be considered a job well done.

Agree also that this was their signature win.


Not only that he seemed disinterested at times in that second half barrage. I think Reese stole an easy offensive board from him. Was slow on defense too. MD guys drove right past him to the rim a couple times. He looked worse than Alex Len out there.
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Posted 16 February 2023 - 09:27 PM

Reese was terrific tonight.

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Posted 16 February 2023 - 09:42 PM

Edey really doesn’t have anything but height, free throw shooting, and a halfway decent hook shot. He doesn’t throw his weight around at all, has no jumpshot, and is an extremely bad passer. He got lost defensively underneath the basket a bunch tonight.

He’s a fine college player, and can dominate at times against less physical opponents. But will have no NBA career to speak of.
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