Final: Maryland 89, Maine 59
(We really didn’t learn anything, so this is going to be more of my thoughts on the game than anything else)
- Another game, another double-double for Jordan Williams. The big man got out to a slow start, but finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Most importantly, he was 8-10 from the line, making his last eight in a row.
- Sean Mosley looked pretty bad. He was the only scholarship player held scoreless (Ersin Levent didn’t score in three minutes of playing time), and fouled out in only 16 minutes of play.
- Cliff Tucker may be the replacement for Eric Hayes that the Terps so desperately need. He was four of six from beyond the arc, and was on fire in the first half.
- Adrian Bowie played his best game of the year. He was three of three from the floor, scoring nine points with eight rebounds and five assists.
- The freshmen had another good game. Terrell Stoglin had 14 points, Hawk Palsson had eight points and four rebounds, MVPe struggled statistically but still looked very good, Mike Parker contributed somewhat, and Berend Weijs had two points, three rebounds and a block.
- Maryland still needs to find their first big man off the bench. James Padgett struggled in 16 minutes, Weijs has been inconsistent, and none of the other guys are really big enough to play with the bigs in the ACC.
Player of the Game: Jordan Williams. He’s now averaging 21 points and 13.7 rebounds per game, with a double double in each game this year. His 11 rebounds were actually a season low.