Maryland was defeated 91-61 on Thursday night at #1 Michigan State. they came out strong, going punch for punch with Sparty and took a 29-27 lead midway through the first half. Unfortunately, the wheels came off from there as the Terps were outscored 64-32 the rest of the way. Team play gave way to selfish hero-ball and Michigan State welcomed the change.
-Huerter and Cowan were the only Terps in double figures with 16 and 26 respectively. They both cooled off significantly in the second half after hot firsts.
-Bruno Fernando Showed just how much more he has to develop as he committed several dumb fouls and had to play timid in his limited minutes. He posted a 7-7 line.
-Darryl Morsell has disappointed thus far in Big Ten play and that trend continued tonight. He posted 2-5-2 in 34 minutes with 2 turnovers.
-Michigan statistically dominated Maryland all around but most significantly in bench points (47-8), field goal percentage (57%-37%), assists (30-12), and 3-point% (40%-57%).
This outcome wasn’t altogether expected, as the Spartans are a championship contender while the Terps will have to fight to get into the tournament. Maryland will likely (hopefully?) not have another game like this the rest of the year. The Terps will return to action on Sunday at home against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Tip is scheduled for 8pm on Fox Sports 1.