Dec 8, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Maryland Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon on the sidelines during the second half at Verizon Center. George Washington Colonials defeated Maryland Terrapins 77-75.Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Basketball VS Boston College Halftime Thoughts


  • I’m really a fan of how Roddy Peters has performed so far. His stat line thus far is relatively modest (7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal), but his effect on the game is absolutely noticeable from the get-go. Peters has the team running in transition, and he converted a nice pass to Layman for a dunk. He’s also had an effect on Dez Wells, who has 11 points already at the half because he’s able to play the wing position that he’s accustomed to. That’s huge for this team, and outside of one bad foul and turnover to start the game, Peters has already had a calming effect on this team.
  • Nick Faust is finally playing decent basketball! Well actually he’s always been playing decent basketball, but his shot wasn’t playing nice at all. In the first half he’s already got seven, and he’s connecting on the looks he’s been getting all season long. Yes, he had an errant drive into the lane that resulted in a turnover, but by and large Faust is doing right things on the basketball court. He’s also clearly doing damage on the defensive end, and had a nice block that led to Maryland points at the other end.
  • One thing that is concerning is that Boston College is baiting Maryland into quite a few fouls. The one thing Maryland doesn’t want to do is turn this into a game that’s decided by foul shots against the best team in the country at shooting free throws. Getting Hanlan and Anderson to the line equates to automatic points. One thing they’ve got to do better is stopping Hanlan from penetrating into the lane. If he can’t get into the lane because of a help defender closing him off, then he can’t do his magic and get other people fouled on kickouts.

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