Maryland Terrapin head coach Mark Turgeon picked up his second ACC win on Sunday night, as the Terps improved to 2-1 in league play with a 61-50 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Terrell Stoglin was a late addition to the starting lineup for Turgeon. Stoglin has been dealing with back problems, and came off the bench in last week's win over Wake Forest. Stoglin hit three three-pointers and finished with 14 points. He was one of three Terps in double figures, as Maryland got key contributions from both James Padgett and Sean Mosley.
Mosley scored the last seven Maryland points, finishing with 18 to lead the Terps. On defense, he shut down Glen Rice, Jr. who was averaging 25 points per game in ACC contests this season. Padgett had 14 points, and was six of seven from the free throw line where he has struggled for much of the season.
While it certainly wasn't the most entertaining and fast-paced contest, it was another quality ACC win for the Terps. Maryland continues conference play in Tallahassee on Tuesday, with a matchup against a Florida State team coming of a blow out victory over North Carolina.
Looking to improve to 2-1 in conference play, the Maryland Terrapins lead the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 24-19 after one half at Comcast Center. It was a plodding first half devoid of much offensive prowess, as first year coaches Brian Gregory and Mark Turgeon face off in College Park. Both teams are shooting below 26 percent from the field. A thunderous breakaway dunk by Nick Faust gave Maryland its largest lead of the half, finishing on a 6-0 run over the final four plus minutes.
Terrell Stoglin, averaging 21.3 points per game but dealing with persistent back issues, was a last minute addition to the Terrapins' starting lineup. Stoglin leads Maryland with seven points through the first twenty minutes. Forward James Padget was the second leading scorer for the Terps. He finished with six points and was a perfect four for four from the charity stripe, where he's shooting 57 percent this season.
Glenn Rice Jr., who's lit up the ACC in the Jackets first two games, was held to just two points as Sean Mosley locked down Tech wing.
Just minutes before tip off against Georgia Tech, it was announced that Maryland star guard Terrell Stoglin would get the start on Sunday afternoon at Comcast Center. Stoglin has been dealing with a back injury that Mark Turgeon and the coaching staff said was not a serious issue. The Terps leading scorer did not get the start in Maryland's last game, a win over Wake Forest. The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Barker tweeted the developments surrounding Stoglin on Sunday.
The Maryland Terrapins (11-4, 1-1 ACC) welcome the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-8, 1-1) to the Comcast Center late Sunday afternoon, with both teams looking to earn their second conference win.
After beginning the year slowly, Maryland has won eight of their last nine games, including a 70-64 defeat of Wake Forest on Wednesday night that gave Mark Turgeon his first Atlantic Coast Conference win. In those last nine games, the Terrapins have held the opposition to 67.3 points per game on 42 percent shooting, while also outrebounding their opponents by 8.3 boards a game.
Georgia Tech snapped a four-game slide with an impressive 81-72 road win over North Carolina State on Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets are holding opponents to 61.9 points per game while scoring 64.6 points per game themselves.
This will be the 73rd time Maryland and Georgia Tech have met, with the Terrapins holding a 38-34 lead in the series.
The Maryland Terrapins(11-4, 1-1 ACC) welcome conference foe Georgia Tech (8-8, 1-1) to the Comcast Center Sunday afternoon, looking to build on their first ACC win of the year, a 70-64 defeat of Wake Forest on Wednesday.
The Maryland Terrapins will take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in an ACC matchup with the ACC's leading scorer on the mend. Guard Terrell Stoglin will play from the bench, dealing with a back injury.