Temple stayed true to their defensive reputation in the first twenty minutes against Maryland, holding the Terps to 28.6 percent shooting in the first half and grinding their way to 32-21 lead.
Jordan Williams played well, going for 10 points on 4-9 shooting, but the rest of the Terps were absolutely stifled, combining to shoot 4-19 (21 percent) from the field and the Terrapins have yet to make a three pointer. Williams has shown he can be effective under various defensive coverages, but he's going to need a little more help on the perimeter to open up better looks for Williams in the second half.
On the bright side, Maryland has been making their shots at the charity stripe and keeping Temple from making their outside shots (the Owls were 1-7 from beyond the arc in the first half). If they can keep Williams going and crack the Owls' stifling perimeter defense, they can make their way back in this rather quickly.