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Terrell Stoglin publicly annoyed after benching

Posted on: February 11, 2012 7:49 pm
Edited on: February 11, 2012 8:02 pm
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By Matt Norlander

Maryland is a borderline NIT team now, especially since Pe'Shon Howard is out for the year. It's Mark Turgeon's first year and he's building up the program. Gonna take a few years to get Terrapins basketball back to an elite level, and to make that happen faster than expected, he'll need the guys Gary Williams recruited to "buy in."

That means everyone of consequence can't act up. Can't get selfish. In its first game without Howard, how'd the team respond? It lost respectably at Duke, 73-55. The final score wasn't indicative to the fact Maryland actually hung around at Cameron Indoor. It didn't feel like a blowout.

Somebody has a problem, though. Sophomore Terell Stoglin, who takes the third-highest percentage of his team's shots in the nation, doesn't like getting benched. Stoglin eats up a lot of Maryland's possessoins, but in a game where he was taken away from the action, he couldn't handle it. Bad sign. In fact, he had a mini meltdown -- were else -- on Twitter shortly after the game ended.



That tweet is only the start of it. There's a lot of profanity related to the benching in subsequent rants. Those tweets are still up as of the time of this post, but if they get predictably deleted, Searching for Billy Edelin has the R-rated screengrab.

Stoglin's line: 13 points in 30 minutes of 4-of-16 shooting and 0 for 6 from 3. He sat for the stretch run, from about six minutes until 2:17 was left in the game and Maryland trailed by 12. He's a really good player on the court, but really good players all around accept when they're having a bad game and understand a coach's job. Stoglin's not there yet.
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Category: NCAAB
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Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:28 am
 

Terrell Stoglin publicly annoyed after benching

and his tweet shortly after that:

@tstoglin12: Never tweet after a loss. not a bad dude just frustrated. Love terpnation! My fault

Yes the guy was awful, and his shot selection was abysmal. But if you are going to make him to be a POS, then please at least give the entire story. The terps dont have a natural point guard (with peshon howard being the closest thing). And that game was the 1st without howard, so understandably its a difficult adjustment for Stogs, who was just starting take better shots with hoawrd at the point




Since: Feb 12, 2012
Posted on: February 12, 2012 1:36 pm
 

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