Terps hold a steady course to sink Midshipmen of Navy 82 – 52.
Coach Mark Turgeon looked to his stars Daryl Morsell and Eric Ayala to guide the Maryland Terrapins to smooth sailing today against the Midshipmen of Navy. Morsell and Ayala were able to sink 30 points and found 10 assists for the contest.
Navy captain Cam Davis tried to take the helm through the Big 10 opponent at Xfinity center, but could not bring the Midshipmen in for the victory. Davis holds the prestigious honor of being the “Captain of the captains” of Navy Athletics this year and managed to score 10 points and 1 assist. Several early turnovers kept Navy in the game at half, but it was all hands on deck as 10 Terps scored points today and pressured Navy throughout the contest.
Maryland’s extended 2-2-1 style press forced a tempo across the pollywog of the Xfinity center and overwhelmed the Midshipmen into difficult shots throughout the game. Navy shot 22 of 55 from the field and those missed shots led to Maryland doubling up their opponents 36 to 18 on the boards. Maryland’s size advantage showed near the rim as they were allowed to find higher percentage shots closer to the basket for a 68% from the field. The mismatch was also evidenced at the free throw line as the Midshipmen were forced to foul inside to limit easy baskets near the rim and were outscored 2 to 14 from the free throw line.
Maryland hopes to continue its course as they face Mount St. Mary’s on Sunday, 2:00 at Xfinity Center. The Mount come into the game 1-0.