#24 Maryland vs Minnesota

2/21/2017 9:23:09 PM

First of all, I want to apologize for not putting up a game thread for the Wisconsin game. It's the first time that's happened and I promise it won't happen again. 

Sunday's defeat was disheartening. Not so much because we lost but in the way we lost. Wisconsin turned it on in the second half and Maryland couldn't match the intensity. The Terps got manhandled on the glass (18 offensive boards!) and you just can't win that way. 

Trimble has been great the last two games but the Terps are at their best when everyone is contributing. Turgeon needs to find ways to help Jackson get out of his slump and they need to run more plays for Huerter.

Now that Ceko is out for the year, the Terps will need big things from Dodd and Bender. It's worth noting that the team played their best without Ceko. I think that Dodd and Bender played better knowing that their minutes were more secure. That said, I'd rather have Ceko for the duration that not have him at all.

Minnesota comes to town in what is arguably, Maryland's toughest remaining game. The Gophers are on the bubble and they played Maryland to the wire in Minneapolis last month. If the Terps are able to win, they have a great shot to finish the season with 5 losses. Tomorrow's game is critical. Time to get the momentum back.

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