NC ST whuppin VA as I thought. BEatin a dead horse again, but of all the Turg quotes I put there, the one that got me the most was " " "maybe we lost a game or two we shoulda won" something to that effect. Key stuff...first, the word "maybe"....maybe? How about for sure..yeah. Then a game or two? How about 4 or 5 ? but at minimum it's 3: both FL ST games and the 2nd VA game. Some might say the GT/BC road games, but those 2 games we got outplayed/out hustled, and that I can deal with..sorta. Those other 3 woulda made 11-7 acc, and probably in.
I really bought in to what Turg was sayin last year, but this year his commentary has switched to undecisive, unsure "I don't know the answers or don't have any answers" type of thing, it wasn't our day, shots not falling whatever.
In NIT, since nobody really cares about it anyway, Turg should just lay down the law and say he's gonna play those that do what he says, and bench those that keep making the same mistakes, even if it means a 1st round exit. That might actually "teach" these guys more than winning a few games while still doing all that dumb stuff. Winning while doing dumb stuff just reinforces the idea that you can get away with it and still win. We don't have anyone with that great a skill set, not even Wells. GV was the last guy that could take over a game, and was cut slack. Stoglin tried, failed. Dez might still be that guy next year or so.
Weird well at least on Lunardi's analysis we're the last of the last....2nd four out, and the last of that bunch lol. Who knows but I think the wake win gets us in NIT for sure. Win today by some freak occurance and it's back solidly in the discussion.
I saw that too and was shocked lol. Beating Duke tonight will help us leap frog over some teams. Coach T had got to get them fired up and ready to play. I will call a win tonight just because I want to!
I saw that too and was shocked lol. Beating Duke tonight will help us leap frog over some teams. Coach T had got to get them fired up and ready to play. I will call a win tonight just because I want to! UMD 82 Duke 80 Go Terps!
Please man, no. Ain't gonna happen. Duke by like 20. Let's be realistic. UNLESS...something weird happens, like we shoot 65% and have 5 turnovers total, and Turg goes nuts and gets 3 technical fouls and the whole team goes nuts and whatever. I expect plumlee amd Kelly to royally "BF" Len. We'll see humanoids.
that was the whole point lol. Just once let's see them prove us wrong. When all the shots "are falling" it's easy to look good winning. My fantasy win here is to be down by 15, then come back and win by doing all the right things that we haven't seen this year. That would be good. Or, simply winning a close game back and forth while not doing all the dumb stuff. That is all.
Well if they dont win this they are making a good case for a good NIT bid anyway. 10 pt lead with 28 minutes to go! and Wells has as many points as Duke does? LOL. Key is Kelly has done nothing yet. If we can keep him down and figure out a way to slow down Salumain we can stay in this.
I was looking at FT's but anyway MD is 6-13 from 3pt and Duke is 1-10. Winning Rebound and assist battle and only 7 TO. Duke only has 4 but that doesnt really matter. What matters is that the Terps don't get cheated out of shots by giving up the ball. if the Terps get more shots than Duke they will win this game. For the most part so far the refs have stayed out of it as well. I don't expect that to happen in the 2nd half so MD needs to be careful there. Mybe it's on the up and up, but with the Terps defection to the Big 10 looming I can't help but think what might go on if MD maintains this intensity and lead.
Now is where coaching comes in. Coach K WILL make adjustments to MD's game at the half. The question is how fast Turgeon can respond or if he does respond. Big players show up in big games and Wells has come to Greensboro to win it. Well s showed up in the first half while Plumlee, Kelly and Curry did not. Plumlee got rocked the last time he went up against us too. Maybe we just have his number, but anything we gain with him we have to body slam this Sulaimon kid and get him off his game. He seems to have OUR number and I think he is a freshman. Of course after next year it won't matter I guess. A lot of BB left to play and as I said now its Coach K's turn, but you cant complain too much about anything MD did that half. That is about as good as they have. Howard has 4 asst and no TO in 17 minutes but he still scares the heck out of me every time he has the ball.