Terps Fall One Last Time In Raleigh
— SB Nation (@sbnation) January 21, 2014
With the win over Notre Dame still fresh in their minds, the Terrapins gave it all back in a 65-56 loss @ NC State. Never mind that the Wolfpack (12-7, 2-4) played without the ACC’s leading scorer T.J. Warren, out with a sprained ankle, junior Ralston Turner stepped in and scored a career high 23 points to make up the difference.
Maryland shot a miserable 31% from the floor and was nearly held without a double digit scorer. Guard Dez Wells and Forward Evan Smotrycz led the Terrapins with only ten points apiece. The lone bright spot for the Terps was the play of big man Charles Mitchell. The sophomore pulli9ng down 18 rebounds, including nine on the offensive end and added eight points off the bench.
What makes things worst is the farewell tour that the Terps (11-8, 3-3) are sure to experience from here on out on the road. We’re not talking a Chipper Jones farewell, but one trolling the soon to be Big-10 school.
— Daniel Martin (@DMartinCSN) January 21, 2014
Maryland @ NC State: Game highlights
Maryland @ NC State: Box Score
Despite the disappointing road loss, the future is bright for Maryland as three future Terrapins are nominees for the prestigious McDonalds’s All-American game, scheduled for April 2nd in Chicago. Guards Romelo Trimble (Bishop O’Connell VA) and Dion Wiley (Potomac MD) along with 7’1″ Trayvon Reed (Life Center NJ) are part of a consensus top-10 recruiting class this year. Coach Mark Turgeon, who has been operating with a short roster during his three seasons in College Park, will have the full allotment of 13 scholarship players next season.
Maryland returns home to host Pittsburgh, Saturday night @ 6pm @ the Comcast Center. The game will be carried LIVE by ESPN2.
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