It got far too close at the end, but Maryland was able to pull out their second quality road win this season (we’re counting Penn State now), defeating Georgia Tech in Atlanta, 74-63.
Jordan Williams got back on his double-double grind, scoring 21 points with 15 rebounds, and the Yellow Jackets had absolutely no answer for him on the inside.
For the first time in 407 games (since January of 1999), Maryland didn’t hit a three pointer in the game (H/T to D1scourse on that one). After an extremely strong showing against Virginia, Adrian Bowie completely disappeared – the senior shot one of ten from the floor in 24 minutes of playing time.
Sean Mosley had his best game of the year, scoring 16 points and shooting six of thirteen. Mosley’s previous season-high in ACC action was nine points, so we’ll see if he can continue this into the real meat of the conference schedule (aka Duke).
Something that I haven’t heard people talk about much with this game but merits some serious mentioning is Maryland’s success from the line. Coming into the game, the Terps ranked 12th in the conference in free throw shooting, but shot 75% from the charity stripe tonight. It wasn’t for a lack of attempts, either – Maryland was 24-32, including 7-7 from Terrell Stoglin. Stoglin, however, missed all three of his three point attempts.
Dino Gregory had another solid game, recording nine points with seven rebounds and playing great defense (albeit against no one inside). Haukur Palsson found himself on the outside of the rotation (as did James Padgett, although he wasn’t need with the Yellow Jackets’ lack of inside depth), and played only three minutes in the game.
Beat Duke Week starts tomorrow. Time to get ready.