Maryland Basketball Court

Terps Dominate the Gophers in Home Finale

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.

Notes:

  • “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

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