Final: Maryland 106, Florida Southern 58
- Adrian Bowie and Cliff Tucker aren’t ready to give up their starting spots just yet. With a group of talented freshmen fighting for playing time behind them, the two seniors had great games. Bowie scored 15 points with six assists and five steals. Tucker, our MVP of the game, had 17 points, ten assists, six rebounds, four steals, and a dynamic block while shooting 8-11 from the floor.
- Jordan Williams did what he supposed to do on the inside. The Moccasins were small, without a player above 6’8″, and scored 18 points with seven rebounds. However, he was 2-6 from the line, as free throw shooting remains the weakest point of his excellent game.
- The freshman guard battle is still up in the air. While much of the preseason hype landed on Pe’Shon Howard, Terrell Stoglin scored nine points while Howard dished five assists.
- Gary Williams isn’t as crazy about Mike Parker as we are. The freshman swingman played seven minutes, scoring two points.
- Haukur Palsson, on the other hand, continues to look like the sleeper of the class. The native of Iceland scores eight points and made both of his shots from beyond the arc.
- Ultimately, we didn’t learn much. The Moccasins (just wanted to say it again) are a good D-II team, but still a D-II team. Maryland beat them soundly like they were supposed to, and can now move on to the regular season.
Player of the Game – Tucker, for reasons above.