Maryland knows that every ACC game from now on will be critical to their postseason hopes.The Terps are currently sit at 5-4 in the ACC, a half game ahead of the Eagles.
In their previous matchup at Comcast Center, the Eagles beat the Terps 79-75 in their ACC opener. Despite the loss, sophmore center Jordan Williams scored a game high 27 points in that game.
The Terps know that if they want to earn an NCAA tournament bid, they will need to have a different result against the Eagles this time around. That starts with Williams, as usual, but they will also need other scorers besides him to help provide a more balanced attack. Unfortunately, the Terps have not yet developed a consistent secondary scorer, with Cliff Tucker looking like the closest thing they have to that. If he and other Maryland guards can help out, perhaps they can continue to find the offensive balance they found in their previous ACC game against Wake Forest.
Gary Williams and his squad knows it's now or never, and that journey to a potential tournament bid starts now.