Friday, November 30, 2007
Against Ilinois Terps Find Success
After struggling to get by Hampton and Northeastern and losing to UCLA and Missouri the Terps showed no signs of a consistent offense. Gist was drifting behind the three-point line, Hayes wasn't shooting, Greivis was shooting too much, Milbourne looked lost and Boom was a turnover machine.
Against Illinois, however, the Terps found success. Hayes was more aggressive in his shot selection and it showed with four threes. Dupree emerged as a legitimate low post scoring threat. Which allows Osby to be the spark off the bench that he was last year. Cliff Tucker also impressed by going 4-6 from the field and grabbing five rebounds.
The Terps were able to win against the Fighting Illini rather comfertably despite being out rebounded, out three'd and Greivis Vasquez struggling with his shot to put it mildly.
Maryland has the talent to be a tournament team once again this year. They just need to cut down on turnovers and work on rebounding. Against VCU Gary should try a new starting lineup of Greivis, Hayes, Tucker, Dupree, and Gist.