[quote="kidcoyote, post:12, topic:1562"]Don't want to be too profound, but Maryland averages over 80ppg. This will be some test. IMO, a win goes a long way toward making the tourney. Points in the paint and rebounding will decide this one. This kind of matchup is exactly the kind of win the tourney committee looks at.[/quote]
true but i think their ppg average is slightly inflated due to their 1st game of the season against Seattle where they scored 105. Seattle is almost as fast paced as the game we had a few years ago against VMI when we scored 136. Seattle scored 121 in their exhibition.
maryland looks to push the ball and get easy buckets. i know ive said it a lot, but i hope kirkpatrick fouls out of this game.
2010-11 - 28-50 (56%)
2009-10 - 64-121 (53%)
thats jordan williams ft shooting btw
That’s great but it isn’t like we have a lot of fouls to give. We can’t have Andrew, Jeff and Billy play Hack A Shaq.
Agreed. Not sure how their guards would handle pressure. That might be a soft spot. I know Taran was kind of their top guard recruit. LP says they push the ball and get easy buckets. Hmm… I’ve always believed you go at stars, at least the big men, in an effort to get them into foul trouble. As AJ doesn’t post up, don’t see that happening with him. Could Brooks, DJ and others drive to accomplish this, or maybe have Brooks post up? I hope so. Jeff has such good ups and is so long, he just might be able to be quicker than Williams, who’s 6’10", 260. Hopefully the bad rebounding vs. Ole Miss was an aberration.
This is an odd thought. But maybe a 3G offense will be too quick for them? Sort of grasping at straws, as concerned about points in the paint being lopsided.