Maryland Finds Defensive Identity

After a sluggish, come from behind victory against Penn State, the Maryland Terrapins won their first B1G conference road game test with flying colors. In the dominant victory the Terps could no wrong on either side of the court against a Northwestern program that is on the rise. During both halves the Terps exhibited the two way dominance that could lead them to the Final Four. For the game the Terps forced 21 turnovers (9 steals) and blocking 9 shots as well. It was the type of performance that could help forge the defensive identity the Terps have been searching for all season. Even Melo Trimble and Rasheed Sulaimon were able to come back from bad games to the tune of 24 pts, 8 assists, and 8 boards, and 16 pts, 6 boards, and 6 assists respectively.

Once the game became more fast-paced is when the Terps took charge. Diamond Stone checked in and immediately had two impact plays in transition, and from there it was on. The Terps ended up leaving the 1st half with the a 20 point lead. Even when Northwestern would attempt runs to come back it would either be Melo Trimble or Rasheed Sulaimon that would extinguish those runs with a timely bucket.

In case you missed it here are some highlights in case you missed the game:

 

Author: The Hop by Brooks Warren

What's up ladies and gentleman?! My name is John Warren, but I go by my middle name Brooks(like the Orieoles great third-baseman Brooks Robinson)I really started taking sports journalism seriously during the summer of 2016 after some soul-searching and conversations I needed to hear were made. I am a current student at Towson University currently working on my bachelor's degree in Mass Communications with a focus in print journalism and a minor in EMF. I've contributed with the now defunct Maryland Sports Access since the fall of 2016, DCSportsFan since 2017, as well as interning with the Capitol Hoops Summer League in the summer of 2018. With this website I not only intent on covering high school and college basketball, but also to create a portfolio of feature articles on figures around the DMV and Baltimore are. I hope you all enjoy my content as much as I do creating it.

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