Nightmare Second Half For Terps At Virginia; Turgeon Sounds Off
by Al Galdi
Feb 19, 2012 -- 3:05pm

Maryland loses at No. 22 Virginia 71-44 on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 18, 2012).

1.    The Terrapins fell to 15-11 overall and 5-7 in the ACC.

2.    The Terps fell to 1-2 since sophomore Pe’Shon Howard suffered a season-ending torn right ACL.

3.    The Terps fell to 3-7 over their last 10 games.

4.    The game was tied at 31 at the half.  The Terps were outscored in the second half, 40-13.

5.    Head coach Mark Turgeon played five walk-ons for the final 3:29: “I’d just had enough of selfishness, not boxing out, not defending.  You can go down our whole list, and if you can find a player who played well today, I’ll argue that you’re wrong.  We were 0 for 14, or however many guys I played today.”

6.    The Terps shot 26.9 percent from the field, including 5-for-24 (20.8 percent) in the second half.  The Cavaliers shot 48.1 percent.
     a.    The Terps went 7-for-19 on threes but 7-for-33 on twos.

7.    The Terps had three assists versus 15 turnovers.  The Cavs had just nine assists but just seven turnovers.

8.    The Terps went just 9-for-16 on free throws.

9.    Sophomore Terrell Stoglin (teh-REHL STOH-glihn) went scoreless in the second half on 0-of-7 shooting.  He finished 0-for-8 on twos but 4-for-9 on threes and with 14 points, four rebounds, two steals and no assists versus two turnovers.

10.    Senior Sean Mosley had just two points on 0-for-4 shooting and committed four turnovers in 30 minutes as a starter.  He did have three rebounds and said after the game, “I feel like we didn’t give it our all.”

11.    Freshman Ashton Pankey went 1-for-4 from the field and 2-for-4 on free throws in 19 minutes as a starter.  He did have eight rebounds, including five offensive rebounds.

12.    7-foot-1 freshman Alex Len had no points, rebounds, blocks, assists or steals in 20 minutes off the bench.  He went 0-for-2 from the field and committed a turnover.

13.    Senior Berend Weijs (WYS) registered nothing but two fouls in just seven minutes as a starter.

14.    Modest positives from the loss:
     a.    Freshman Nick Faust went 2-for-5 on threes and finished with 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting and three rebounds.  But he had no assists versus five turnovers.  And how about this from Turgeon: “Nick is our point guard because if we put Terrell on the point, we might go 17 possessions where nobody else touches the ball.  At least when Nick is our point, we’ve got a chance of one other guy touching the ball.”
     b.    Junior James Padgett had six points on 2-of-5 shooting and five rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.  He did go just 2-for-4 on free throws.
     c.    Sophomore Mychal Parker went 1-for-2 on threes and had three points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench.  He did go 0-for-2 on twos.

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