The young Maryland Terrapins (2-1, 0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) just keep getting better. Although coach Mark Turgeon wasn’t happy with his team’s performance in the first half of their 91-74 victory Friday night, the Terps are a good, athletic team.
The addition of transfer Dez Wells really showed through against the Blackbirds of Long Island University of Brooklyn (0-3, 0-0 Northeastern Conference) in Friday night’s win. Wells plays tenacious defense, rebounds well and can make shots from all over the floor. The sophomore of course had some help from his classmate Alex Len.
Len finished with 18 points and seven rebounds while also blocking four shots. If the center doesn’t slow down, he probably won’t make it to his junior year at Maryland because he will be in the NBA.
However, freshman guard Seth Allen led the team in scoring with 19 points, including 5-for-6 from the 3-point line.
It wasn’t all roses for the Terps though. Maryland turned the ball over 15 times which is too many even when they’re playing a team like Long Island. Maryland needs to clean that up if they are going to meet their expectations of making the NCAA Tournament later this season.
The Terps play again Tuesday night against Lafayette.