Wasted Possessions Kill Maryland's Chances of Senior Day Comeback


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Sammy Zeglinski had one of the best performances we’ve seen all year in ACC play and Maryland was just unable to score down the stretch against Tony Bennett’s tough D, falling to the Virginia Cavaliers 74-60 on Senior Day. It was the Terps’ third straight double-digit loss.

Zeglinski, the junior from Philadelphia who came into the game averaging under seven points per game, made six of seven three point attempts on his way to a career-high 25 points.

The Terps were trailing by double figures late in the second half, but were able to cut the Hoos’ lead to five with five minutes remaining. After three wasted possessions in a row, however, their momentum was lost and Maryland was unable to recover.

Top 2012 recruit Justin Anderson was at the game, which doesn’t exactly bode well, especially since he’s reportedly down to Maryland, North Carolina and VIRGINIA.

Jordan Williams did his thing, with 17 points, six rebounds, and a career-high six blocks. Unsurprisingly, Dino Gregory was the only one of the seniors to even show up, scoring 15 points. The other two, Cliff Tucker and Adrian Bowie, scored five points each and only hit one field goal apiece.

Terrell Stoglin had a quiet game by his recent standards, scoring nine points without hitting a three pointer. Mychal Parker played more than ten minutes, showing signs of his talent with a great feed to Gregory and signs of his youth with his two turnovers.

Overall, it was a pretty pathetic send off for the seniors, who all had their ups and downs as Terps. Gregory was the only one who was a solid contributor this season, but they all had their moments. I want football season.

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