Maryland Romps Penn State in a Snoozer

Pete Volk

Maryland’s men’s basketball team won their first game against a Big Six conference opponent all year, defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions 62-39 Wednesday night.

Jordan Williams recorded yet another double-double, scoring 15 points with 11 rebounds, as fellow big man Dino Gregory almost joined him, notching 10 points with nine rebounds. Terrell Stoglin and Sean Mosley also scored in double figures with ten points apiece, and Cliff Tucker was held scoreless.

As expected, Talor Battle was the life (if you can call it that) of Penn State’s offense. He scored more than half of their points (21 of 39), but didn’t have the “wow” factor of a guy who usually takes control of his team like that, largely due to the utter lack of support he founds from his teammates – only two other Nittany Lions made more than one shot on the night.

When the home team fails to score 40 points, you know you’re in for a long night. The Terps were able to come out on top in this one against one of the most inefficient offensive teams we’ve seen in years, shooting 20.59% from the floor and 11.11% from beyond the arc. Honestly, if it weren’t for Battle, I fail to see how’d they’d win a single conference game this season – and it will be a struggle with him.

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