No. 4 Maryland beats No. 18 Purdue, 72-61, to extend home winning strain to 26

February 7, 2016 - Finding Carter

The summary from Maryland manager Mark Turgeon during halftime was clear: get a round inside and get Purdue in tainted trouble, quite 7-foot comparison core A.J. Hammons.

With everybody though youth brazen Robert Carter Jr. ice cold from a outside, a No. 4 Terps listened to Turgeon, went to a basket, a free-throw line and, eventually, behind to their locker room, smiling.

During a 25-10 run to tighten a game, Maryland pulled divided to a 72-61 feat over a No. 18 Boilermakers before a sellout throng Saturday during Xfinity Center.

“We did what we had to do — a post invulnerability was terrific, a round vigour was terrific, a resilient usually keeps removing improved and a execution during a finish was during another high level,” Turgeon said.

Senior ensure Rasheed Sulaimon finished with a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds for Maryland (21-3, 10-2 Big Ten). It was his initial career double-double. Carter, whose career-high-tying 4 3-pointers were a usually ones a Terps done all game, scored 19 points.

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Maryland committed a season-low 8 turnovers.

“Especially during a end, we sealed in, we fed off a crowd’s energy,” Sulaimon said. “I consider a disproportion in a diversion is that we got any 50-50 round and when we get any 50-50 ball, we give yourself a possibility to win.”

Sulaimon pronounced that a team’s proceed altered in a second half. After building an early 18-10 lead, a Terps found themselves trailing, 30-27, during halftime, mostly a outcome of a 14-2 run by a Boilermakers that enclosed a 5½ notation widen when Maryland didn’t score.

Maryland basketball faces 'big' plea from Boilermakers' large frontcourt

Maryland basketball faces ‘big’ plea from Boilermakers’ large frontcourt

For a initial time given Maryland faced North Carolina early in a season, a Terps will be a smaller group when they play Purdue on Saturday during Xfinity Center.

The No. 18 Boilermakers exaggerate what is one of a biggest – and bulkiest – frontcourts in a country.

Senior core A.J. Hammons, the…

For a initial time given Maryland faced North Carolina early in a season, a Terps will be a smaller group when they play Purdue on Saturday during Xfinity Center.

The No. 18 Boilermakers exaggerate what is one of a biggest – and bulkiest – frontcourts in a country.

Senior core A.J. Hammons, the…

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“Coming out in a second half, we usually wanted to get easy buckets,” Sulaimon said. “We suspicion we could do that by removing defensive stops and using out in transition and being aggressive, aggressive off a leap and removing closer to a rim.”

On Maryland’s initial dual security of a second half, sophomore ensure Melo Trimble and comparison brazen Jake Layman any gathering to a basket, sketch two-shot fouls. It set a tinge for a second half that saw a Terps take 23 giveaway throws, creation 22.

“What we did is we unequivocally executed, we widespread a building and we usually shot layups and giveaway throws during a end,” Turgeon said. “It’s a flattering good recipe for success. … We attempted to conflict a bigs a best we can. We got gentle during a line a start of a second half.”

With Maryland trailing, 46-43, and a small over 9 mins to go, Turgeon called a timeout before to a under-eight-minute radio blocking and told his group to keep it elementary offensively and keep harsh defensively.

“I wasn’t good today. we was overcoaching during times,” Turgeon said. “I told them, ‘These are a dual things we’re going to do. They’re carrying a tough time guarding. Don’t let me screw this up.’ And we did it. Our guys figured out they weren’t creation burst shots.”

Trimble, who finished with 14 points and 7 assists notwithstanding sharpened 2-for-12 altogether and 0-for-5 from 3-point range, was a catalyst, removing a round to beginner core Diamond Stone (12 points) for a span of dunks, removing to a basket for a integrate of drives and anticipating Carter for a large 3-pointer with 5:40 to play.

Carter’s 3-pointer started a 16-2 run that put a diversion divided for a Terps.

Conversely, a Boilermakers stopped going inside to Hammons, whose final basket came with 3:46 to play to cut Maryland’s lead to three. Purdue finished a diversion sharpened 40.6 percent from a margin (28-for-69) and 12 percent on 3-pointers (3-for-25).

It was a second feat over a tip 25 group in a past dual weeks for a Terps, who have nonetheless to remove during home all deteriorate and have won 26 true during Xfinity Center. It tied a fewest points Purdue (19-5, 7-4) scored this season.

“I’ve been doing this a prolonged time, and I’ve had really, unequivocally good defensive teams, though right now we’re personification during a turn we don’t know if I’ve seen as a conduct coach,” Turgeon said.

“Everybody’s shopping in [defensively], and we have a intelligent basketball team. You can travel by a play once or twice, and they know how to ensure it and they can ensure to opposite to it, too. It’s a lot of fun when you’re sitting over there and we know you’re going to get stops.”

Said Sulaimon, “That’s one of a things: we try to make invulnerability a identity. We keep observant it to any other. We have all a earthy collection to be a good defensive team. It’s usually about locking in, dialing in and effort. Day by day, any use we’re in, we uncover we can be a widespread defensive team.”

It was also a third feat — a initial dual on a highway — in a widen of 7 days for a Terps, who go out of discussion for a initial time given Dec to play Division II Bowie State on Tuesday.

“We’re a sleepy basketball team,” pronounced Turgeon, who will now get to applaud his 51st birthday a day late. “There’s no approach we could have won this diversion but a fans. Our fans were terrific.”

Purdue manager Matt Painter pronounced a Terps had a lot to do with removing their throng behind into a game.

“I suspicion they did a good pursuit of removing a round to a basket, either it was post-ups or drives, and that is what we have to be means to do,” Painter said. “They unequivocally clamped down defensively and we had a integrate of brash possessions. You have to give them credit since they’re a unequivocally good defensive group and they showed that during a finish of a game.”

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