Maryland Basketball

Maryland Basketball: Strong Second Half Propels Terps

Maryland’s offense was very efficient against Old Dominion in the first game of the season. Today, the offense was out and out dominant in the Terps 82-52 win over Navy. Eric Ayala and Darryl Morsell led the Terps in scoring in 15 points each.

Maryland shot 68.2 percent from the field on 30-of-44 shooting, its highest shooting percentage since shooting at a 73.9 percent clip (34-for-46) against Wake Forest on Jan. 28, 1986. It is the fifth-highest single-game shooting percentage in program history.

Morsell (6-6) and Galin Smith (6-6) were perfect from the floor. This is the second game Maryland had a player perfect from the floor. Ayala didn’t miss a shot against Old Dominion.

The Terps was in a back and forth affair with Navy until a 10-0 run broke a tie game in the first half before settling on a 32-25 halftime lead.

In the second half, Maryland exploded. Ayala started off the half hitting a three pointer. The basket kicked off an 11-3 run to start the half.

The would Terps outscored Navy 50-27 in the half.

Notes:

  • Maryland was 7-10 from the three-point line the half. They were 8-15 from long distance for the game.
  • Andrew Wiggins scored all 14 points in the second half
  • Freshman Hakim Hart notched his first double-digit game with 11 points

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