Maryland will try to avoid a three game skid today when they host the Clemson Tigers.
The Terps are coming off one of the most disheartening defeats of the season, as they lost to the Virginia Tech Hokies 74-57. It was their biggest loss at Comcast Center in the arena's history.
The loss brought the Terps to 1-3 in the ACC, putting them in a deep hole early in the ACC season. If the Terps want to become a tournament team this year, they will have to start righting the ship today. They need to start a winning streak within the conference (in light of the ACC's down year) in order to convince the selection committee down the road that they deserve an NCAA tournament invite.
In order to win today, the Terps will need to have someone other than Jordan Williams step up. Clemson will look to emulate the Hokies and take Williams out of the game, forcing the Terps to rely on other scoring threats. Whether it be Adrian Bowie, Cliff Tucker, Terrell Stoglin or Pe'Shon Howard, Maryland will need secondary scoring threats to keep Clemson honest and allow for more openings for WIlliams.
A win today could go a long way in restoring Maryland's confidence, as well as igniting a potential run towards an NCAA tournament bid.