The first real test of the Mark Turgeon era has not gone well for the Maryland Terrapins. After one half against No. 16 Alabama, the Terps trail, 36-20, and it's only that close because Sean Mosley nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer. Needless to say, this Puerto Rico Shootout opening-round game has not gone well for the Terps.
Alabama raced ahead to a 17-5 lead early and only increased the lead from there. The Terps eventually tried to go to a zone defense to slow Alabama's offense, but that didn't work, as Alabama started raining three-pointers. Tony Mitchell had an outstanding half, scoring 15 points in beating Maryland from inside and outside.
The Terps, meanwhile, have hit just five field goals in the entire half. With Pe'Shon Howard injured, the Terps haven't been able to get into their offense and have missed all their perimeter shots. Mosley's three-pointer to close the half was the Terps' first three-pointer of the half.
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