- Pe’Shon Howard started in place of Cliff Tucker.
In a day where teams around the ACC struggled, Maryland did exactly what they had to do, soundly defeating the NJIT Highlanders 89-50.
Pe’Shon Howard started in place of Cliff Tucker, and six Terps scored in double figures in an absolute trouncing. Dino Gregory and Jordan Williams led all scorers with 14 apiece, and Williams added 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the year. Gregory also had nine rebounds and three blocks.
Coming off the bench for the first time this year, Tucker scored 11 points with six assists and four steals. Also providing good efforts were Sean Mosley and Adrian Bowie, who scored 13 and 11, respectively. Mosley also had a very good game defensively, adding in two dynamic blocks.
James Padgett had his best game of the season, scoring a season-high 10 points. Terrell Stoglin was surprisingly held to single digits, finishing with eight points, and Howard only scored four in his starting role. Stoglin and Tucker each made two of three from long range, and Bowie made three of six three point attempts.
NJIT had no answer for the Terps, inside or out. Maryland outrebounded the Highlanders 35-23 and had ten blocks compared to NJIT’s 3. The Highlanders shot a dismal 33.3% from the floor, compared to Maryland’s 56.6%.
Elsewhere in the ACC, teams struggled. Virginia fell to Seattle, and Georgia Tech fell to Siena, Miami beat Rice by only six, Boston College defeated Bucknell by four, NC State avoided humiliation against Delaware State with a two-point victory, and Clemson beat College of Charleston (remember them?) by seven.
Really, there was not much to learn from this game. Maryland played one of the worst teams in the country, and beat them like they should. No one really stood out (although it was nice to see some of the starters who had struggled recently get their game back a little), and no one really disappeared. The Terps get a week off before their next game, against Northern Florida.