Terps vs. Hurricanes 2/1
Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:53 PM
Since the Hurricanes joined the league, MD has gone 0 for 5 in their 5 previous trips to Miami. Does that matter tonight? I do not think it does. Obviously both rosters are comprised of different players. Beyond that the HC's have changed for both teams. Their arena is not an overly hostile environment, if anything it is sterile with plenty of empty seats always seemingly available.
One of the consistent things I think we have seen from Miami historically though, is a team with decent/good athleticism, that typically has played more physically than the Terps. Will be interesting to see if those historical traits hold true tonight.
This is the type of game MD needs to win, if they want to find their way to the dance. Could the Terps pull the upset Saturday against Carolina at home? Possibly, but you can't expect that. Even if MD loses Saturday, the Terps will be .500 in the first 1/2 of league play if they can get the W in Coral Gables.
Miami is coming off road wins at both Georgia Tech, and Boston College.
The Hurricanes have lost to Mississippi, Purdue, Memphis, West VA, UVA, UNC, and NCST.
Among their wins are Rutgers, UMass, @Charlotte, and Clemson.
Miami enters the game:
110th overall in PPG: 71.2
235th overall in Rebounds: 33.7
246th overall in Assists: 12.1
139th overall in FG%: .444
The Terps are:
166th in PPG: 68.6
98th in Rebounds: 36.3
316th overall in Assists: 10.7
177th overall in FG%: .434
Miami has 4 players scoring in double-figures, and 9 players averaging over 5.5 ppg. 10 players average over 15.6 minutes per.
Sr. Guard Malcolm Grant is averaging 13.2 ppg, and 35% from 3 on 6.9 attempts per game.
Jr. Guard Durand Scott is averaging 12.6 ppg, He took a season high 15 shots Sunday against BC.
Jr. F/C Kenny Kadji (6'11, 250lbs) is averaging 12.5 ppg, on 55% shooting from the floor. He also averages 5.7 boards, and 1.8 blocks per.
Jr. C Reggie Johnson (6'10, 284lbs) is averaging 10.1 ppg, and 6.7 boards.
Some of Miami's low rebounding totals, can probably be attributed to the fact that Johnson has only played in 10 of Miami's 19 games.
The Hurricanes are shooting 74% from the line, and 37% from 3 point land.
Coach Turgeon has talked this week about simplifying things for Len, and that Len appears to be more comfortable coming off the bench. I'm hopeful tonight is the game we see his confidence begin to reappear.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:03 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:40 PM
He's just inept offensively. Even when he does the one thing he does well on offense - slashing to the basket (ok, he's also decent on the offensive glass)- he usually misses the short shot. Turgeon's probably right that that shouldn't have been a charge, but still, Faust simply shouldn't be playing as much as he does, IMO.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:47 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:51 PM
Nice offensive board and putback off the missed FT by Faust.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:54 PM
Gotta force another turnover or two with the press and get some good looks from Stoglin.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:00 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:04 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:07 PM
Would've liked a better shot, but they got the ball to Stoglin one-on-one at center court with 8 seconds to go, which is what we would've wanted. Terrell just couldn't beat the man and get a real good look.
Well, 0.7 seconds left. Maybe a half-court catch-and-shoot can get the Terps a regulation win here.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:08 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:12 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:16 PM
Tied with 90 seconds to go.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:19 PM
Down 2 with a minute to go...
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:20 PM
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:38 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:44 PM
Amazing job getting it to extra time, but they should have won the game during both of the overtimes. No moral victories. Mosley really killed the team in the second overtime with that charge on the fast break and then a bad foul after not boxing out.
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