In one of the more inexcusable losses of the season, the Maryland Terrapins (16-12, 6-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 63-61 Saturday afternoon.
Maryland led by as many as nine points before going cold in the second half. The Terps managed to score 24 points in the second half.
The Yellow Jackets (10-18, 3-11), shut down Maryland’s inside game, forcing Ashton Pankey to go 0-for-8, James Padgett to shoot just 2-for-5 from the field and Alex Len and Berend Weijs combined for just eight points.
Terrell Stoglin led the team offensively, as usual, with 18 points. He struggled from 3-point range going just 1-for-6. Stoglin did hit his last 3-pointer of the game, getting the Terrapins to within a point.
That’s enough game stuff for this entry.
What did I see in this game?
I saw a team that is much-improved offensively and defensively, but still struggles for long stretches, particularly on the road.
They’re still struggling without the injured Pe’Shon Howard. Howard made the offense go when he was playing.
Nick Faust has done a good job, but he’s clearly not completely comfortable running the offense.
Next season will be better. The next two games for Maryland will be tough. They take on North Carolina Wednesday night.