Game Preview: Stony Brook vs Maryland -

Game Preview: Stony Brook vs Maryland

by Staff

Posted: 12/21/2012 7:22:05 AM


12/21/2012 8:00:00 PM |  TV:

Pence's Quick Thoughts

Sometimes when you see an opponent you assume they're a pushover and Stony Brook could certainly fall into that category.  The thing is Stony Brook is a Top 100 team according to Pomeroy and Game Sim has this as close Terps win.

Maryland is the more talented team, but coming off an extended break the Terps can't afford to be rusty for too long.


Notes / Storylines

And we're back. It's been a while (nine days for Maryland, 13 for me), but we're back in business. Looks like the Terps handled themselves just fine against Monmouth.

Rebounding/assists. Maryland is no longer tops in the country in both categories, but they are still in the top five. As non-conference season winds down, we'll see if the Terps can keep it up.

Rotation. Mark Turgeon has continued to talk about shortening the rotation for ACC play, but Maryland is still using ten men. Frankly, I'm fine with that, but I also trust Coach Turge enough to believe in whatever he has planned. It's likely he'll still use the ten players tonight, but it's important to look and see.

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With both final exams and a string of uninterrupted practices in the rear-view mirror, the Maryland men’s basketball team now must refocus on an opponent Coach Mark Turgeon has been worried about since this offseason.

Stony Brook enters Friday night’s matchup with the Terrapins at 8-2 — its best 10-game start to a season since it joined Division I in 1999 — and on a four-game winning streak. The Seawolves have won all but one of its six road games and may be a pesky test for Turgeon’s bunch, which itself is riding a nine-game winning streak but has struggled with youthful inconsistencies at times.

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