One challenge that Gary Williams and the Maryland Terrapins are facing this season is finding a balance of players that will allow the team's freshmen to grow and prosper will keeping the seniors involved and happy. With a huge matchup against the Duke Blue Devils looming on Sunday, the Terps have one last tune-up game against the Colgate Red Raiders to figure it out before its too late.
Colgate's 1-11 record won't scare anyone, but as SB Nation's Maryland blog Testudo Times points out, they do have some strengths.
Jordan Williams will finally be countered by some height, even if not a lot of it. While Colgate's strength is certainly in its guard play, there is some length on the squad, mostly from 6-10 junior center Nick Pascale. He receives minimal minutes, but he does start. And even though he doesn't put up crazy numbers - 6 and 6 a game - the height is a nice refresher after getting short cupcake after short cupcake.
The two guards to know areand . Hoban's a 6-1 senior and is averaging 9 points and 3.3 assists per game while essentially serving as Colgate's point guard. Gyawu, a 6-5 junior, is Colgate's leading scorer. He's not an outside threat - he's only taken 2 three-pointers on the year - but he's good around the rim and can put up points in a hurry.
The game will be carried locally on Comcast SportsNet Plus at 8:00 PM.