The Terps may have pulled ahead by just eight points at halftime, but in the second half they simply dominated as they defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 91-70.
This game was a mix of the Terps executing when they had to, and the Demon Deacons doing everything they could to help them. Wake Forest committed 18 turnovers in the game, compared to the Terps' only committing seven. Maryland had three different 11-0 runs during the game, and part of that was good ball movement and stingy defense, but a lot of it was Wake simply giving the Terps the ball back. Maryland gladly obliged every time Wake gave them more scoring opportunities.
And they sure did oblige, as the second half turned into a scoring fest for the Terps. There were six Maryland players who scored at least 8 points. To no ones surprise, the leading scorer for Maryland was, as usual, Jordan Williams. The sophmore center tied a career high with 27 points to go along with his 15 rebounds. Adrian Bowie chipped in with 13 points and Cliff Tucker scored 10 points off the bench.
With this win, the Terps are now 2-3 at home in ACC play, and are 5-4 overall in the conference. Their next opponent will be an out of conference contest as they play host to the Longwood Lancers. After that game, Maryland will continue the rest of their ACC schedule.