Terps Unable to Build on Tournament Resume

The Terps were unable to build onto their already weak NCAA Tournament resume

The Maryland Terrapins mens basketball team needed a win last night at Chapel Hill to help boost their thin NCAA tournament resume. Unfortunately for the Terps, they could not not muster together a game to get the win.

The Terps received a career high scoring night from Terrell Stoglin who chipped in 28 points and also had a big game from Jordan Williams who added 16 points and 19 rebounds. However, that is where the good news ended. Not much else went the Terps way. The Maryland gave the Tar Heels way to many second chance opportunties, allowing North Carolina 15 offensive rebounds in the first half alone. Outside of Stoglin and Williams the Terps shot a mere 29.7% from the field and as a whole, the Terps were only 2 for 12 from 3-point range. The Terps rallied late in the second half, but just did not have enough bullets in their barrell to make the comeback complete.

The Terps now sit at 18-11 overall, and 7-7 in the ACC with games this week at Miami on Wednesday and then they close out the regular season at home against UVA on Saturday. Heading into yesterday’s matchup against the Tar Heels, the Terps RPI was 83rd. They currently sit sixth in the ACC. If the Terps win out, there is a remote chance they could be tied for 4th. If the Terps lose out however, they could drop as low as 8th-10th. Barring a deep tournament run, it appears that this Maryland team is NIT-bound.

Saturday’s senior day will honor Dino Gregory, Cliff Tucker and Adrien Bowie. This year the senior trio represent 26.9 points per game.

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