Usually the last home game is about the seniors. And though the Terps are light on seniors that contribute on the court, the seniors made a splash tonight. Ivan Bender got engaged before the game and Andrew Terrell actually got into the game.
As for what happened on the court, it was a freshman and a junior that stole the show in the Terps 69-60 victory.
Freshman, Jaylen Smith was short of a career high in points but his 19 point, 11 rebound performance might have been the best of his young career. Smith did make the most three pointers he’s had in a single game with 3. “Sticks. He was terrific,” said Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon.
Anthony Cowan Jr. responded from a rough 10 point game against Michigan with a 21 point, 5 assist, 2 rebound performance. He also limited his turnovers to two.
After a slow start, Amir Coffee led the Gophers with 23 points. “In the second half, he was pretty darn good,” said Pitino.
- “We had a terrific home season. We lost to two elite teams. And we lost a game because we weren’t mature enough at the time to win” -Turgeon on their home record
- “I keep telling the guys we’ve had a hell of a regular season. We are the fifth youngest team in the country” – Turgeon
- “When you go on the road you got to take good shots and can’t turn the ball over and we didn’t do both of those in the first half.” – Pitino