Dec 31, 2013; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins Dez Wells (32) drives to the basket past NC Central Eagles guard Emanuel Chapman (32) at Comcast Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland/NC State Halftime Thoughts


  • Maryland missed its first nine field goal attempts to open the game and just looked all out of sorts in the early-going. While the Terrapins do lead 29-20 at the break, they are only shooting 33.3 percent (11-of-33) from the field. Forward Charles Mitchell is one of only three Terps that have multiple field goals as he has four points (2-of-5 from the field) and seven rebounds. The other two Terps with multiple field goals are freshman forward Damonte Dodd (6 points) and guard/forward Jake Layman (5 points).
  • During the early portion of the half, the Terps kept trying to feed the ball inside, mainly to Mitchell. With NC State having 7’1 center Jordan Vandenberg down low, that isn’t a match-up that favors a guy like Mitchell, even though he had a little more success as the half progressed. Maryland’s true strength is on the perimeter. When the Terps struggle, guys like guards Dez Wells and Seth Allen need to attack the rim to try and achieve some type of rhythm on the offensive end.
  • With the Wolfpack’s leading scorer T.J. Warren being out for this game, NC State just doesn’t have a true scoring option. Freshman guard Anthony “Cat” Barber has tried to be that guy because he is second on the team in scoring with 11.5 points-per-game. However, Barber is struggling mightily as he is only shooting 1-of-8 from the floor. Junior guard Desmond Lee leads the Wolfpack with 7 points (1-of-3).

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