NCAA tournament: Previewing Maryland vs. Hawaii
March 20, 2016 - Finding Carter
Who: No. 5 seed Maryland (29-6) vs. No. 13 seed Hawaii (28-5)
When: 7:10 p.m. EDT
Where: Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash.
DMV radio: 105.7 FM, 980 AM, Sirius 157, XM 204
Coaches: Terps — Mark Turgeon (fifth season, 113–58). Rainbow Warriors – Eran Ganot(first season, 28-5).
Another large day for Layman? The comparison brazen tied a career-high with 27 points on Friday opposite South Dakota State, though it competence have been even some-more considerable how he took control of his group as Melo Trimble, Diamond Stone and Robert Carter Jr. sat with 3 fouls every mid by a second half. He orderly huddles. He was vocal. He strike 4 giveaway throws in a final minute, display no signs of fearfulness in a feverishness of a moment. He has been increasingly assertive on a descent finish in a past 4 weeks, where he’s averaged 15.6 points over his final 9 games. He’s also connected on 25 of his final 41 three-pointers and has strike 14-of-16 during a line over a final 3 games.
Can Terps interrupt Stefan Jankovic? The 6-foot-11 Jankovic, a Big West actor of a year, finished with 16 points in a win over Cal. Hawaii weathered his tainted difficulty in a second half, anticipating descent prolongation from Quincy Smith (19 points) and Roderick Bobbitt (17 points) while stability to difficulty a Bears with a brisk defensive effort. Turgeon concurred Saturday that certain small-ball lineups that Hawaii uses will give his group matchup problems. “Small, athletic, widespread we out-type of team. We’re a large team. Makes things difficult,” Turgeon said. “Their ensure play is terrific. [Jankovic] can step out and fire threes, and he’s a good low post actor … we’ll have a hands full.”
Will a dais yield another boost? While Maryland encountered critical tainted difficulty on Friday – Trimble fouled out for a initial time in his career, while Stone and Carter both never found stroke – he was comforted by a fact that his dais was prepared to step in. Turgeon has radically set his revolution during 8 players over a past few weeks – radically regulating core Damonte Dodd, tiny brazen Jared Nickens and ensure Jaylen Brantley as his reinforcements. Dodd did what he does best on Friday, safeguarding a edge and forcing South Dakota State to stay fringe oriented. Nickens strike 4 three-pointers and finished with 14 points, while Brantley knocked down a essential giveaway chuck and helped force a take on a final possession of a game. If Maryland is going to make a run, it will need all 3 to continue to produce.
139: Career games played by Jake Layman, that is a second many in propagandize history. Juan Dixon played in 141.
27: Free chuck attempts by Maryland opposite South Dakota State, a many given Feb 9.
95.8: Hawaii’s practiced defensive efficiency, that ranks 30th nationally according to kenpom.com.
16: Three pointers done by Jared Nickens in a final 7 games.
12: Consecutive initial turn wins for Maryland in a NCAA tournament, a strain that dates behind to 1998. That’s a second longest strain in a nation behind North Carolina.
Trimble on traffic with expectations: “We take a good with a bad. We only stopped looking during expectations for us. We only started looking during what we have to do as a team, only worry about a team. For me, we only worry about what we have to do to make a group win.”
Turgeon on lessons schooled in initial round: “We had an 18 indicate lead on that team. That’s a unequivocally good team. We haven’t been in tainted difficulty all year. So all of a remarkable we’re going to start job fouls a approach a manners were written, so we gotta adjust. Hopefully [against Hawaii] we will play improved and stay out of tainted trouble.”
Brantley on his pressure-packed giveaway throws against South Dakota State: “The initial thing that we suspicion of was my mom, yelling during me, insane during me that we missed a giveaway throw. we only knew we had to make a second one. Once all of a recover and a highlight went out, we could strike a second one down. And we did.”