There’s no way to sugar-coat it: the
are a mess right now.
They were absolutely horrible in that 78-68 loss to
Guard play, shot selection, working the ball inside – Maryland was awful in each category. Junior point guard Pe'Shon Howard is struggling so much with his passing and his shot that he's a liability when he's in there.
Freshman guard Seth Allen, freshman swingman Jake Layman and sophomore swingman Dez Wells took some awful shots. (The Terps were 4-for-19 on 3-pointers.) And the Terps seem incapable of getting the ball inside to their sophomore big man,
When they do get him the ball, he's too far away from the basket to be effective. On the rare occasions when he gets the ball down low, he often waits too long to make a move, drawing a double-team. And then he has problems kicking the ball back out, which means the offense grinds to a halt and dies a horrible death right there.
The defense was bad against Tech, too, making everything look worse. When you let a team like the Yellow Jackets shoot 51 percent on a ton of easy shots inside, you're going to lose. Badly.
But most of Maryland’s problems on the road, where they’re 2-6 in the
With three regular-season games remaining – including Saturday’s noon contest at
The window to make the