What to Expect: Maryland
March 5, 2016 - Finding Carter
Indiana concludes a unchanging deteriorate report on Sunday afternoon during Assembly Hall with a Senior Day matchup opposite Maryland. The Terrapins, ranked No. 14 in a latest Associated Press tip 25 poll, are 24-6 and 12-5 in Big Ten play.
The diversion will be promote during 4:30 p.m. ET with Ian Eagle, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson on a call:
The Big Ten unchanging deteriorate championship already belongs to Indiana, though a Hoosiers still have copiousness to play for on Sunday in Bloomington.
It’s Senior Day during Assembly Hall, that means Yogi Ferrell, Ryan Burton, Nick Zeisloft, Max Bielfeldt and Jackson Tharp will fit adult for a final time in front of a Hoosier true and broach speeches postgame. But IU can’t means to get wrapped adult in a tension of a day. There are legitimate NCAA contest seeding implications on a line for Indiana if it can kick Maryland and secure a sixth tip 50 RPI win.
Maryland, on a other hand, is also personification for NCAA contest position as good as seeding in a Big Ten tournament. A win in Bloomington, total with a Wisconsin detriment in West Lafayette, would give a Terps a No. 3 seed in Indianapolis and a detriment would put them in a No. 4 spot.
After a deteriorate which started with several low points that have now been mostly lost due to a turnaround that led to an undisguised Big Ten championship, Mar is here and each diversion now matters even more.
MEET THE TERRAPINS (all stats are for discussion games usually unless differently noted)
The Maryland conflict is led by indicate ensure Melo Trimble, a league’s preseason actor of a year who has struggled during times in his sophomore season.
Trimble leads a Terps in scoring in joining games during 14.5 points per game, though is sharpened only 44.7 percent on 2s and 29.2. percent on 3s. He’s still one of a best during removing fouled in a joining with a 41.2 percent giveaway chuck rate (FTA/FGA) and is knocking down 86.6 percent of his attempts from a line.
A large partial of Trimble’s diversion on offense is creation plays as a pick-and-roll round handler. According to Synergy Sports, he’s scored 150 points on 171 such security this season, that ranks him in a 76th percentile nationally. After posting 3 true awful performances opposite Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, Trimble has played many improved in Maryland’s final dual games opposite Purdue (19 points) and Illinois (18 points).
His using partner in a backcourt, Rasheed Sulaimon, is a streaky shooter who can fill it adult when he gets hot. Sulaimon is 42.6 percent on 3s in Big Ten play, that ranks ninth in a league, though only 43.8 percent on 2s. His 11.6 points per diversion arrange fourth on a team, that speaks to Maryland’s change offensively.
Sophomore haven Jared Nickens is a 6-foot-7 wing shooter who might finally be anticipating his touch. Nickens is only 28.1 percent on 3s in discussion play, though is 9-of-16 over Maryland’s final 3 games. Sophomore indicate ensure Jaylen Brantley is Trimble’s backup who plays only 8.2 mins per game.
Maryland’s frontline distance is commanding as they go with comparison Jake Layman (6-foot-9), youth Robert Carter (6-foot-9) and beginner Diamond Stone (6-foot-11) as a starters.
Layman has been unequivocally fit this deteriorate and is knocking down tighten to 40 percent on 3s and 60 percent on 2s opposite Big Ten foes. Carter is some-more earthy than Layman, though brings identical prolongation from an potency standpoint. Carter, one of Trimble’s favorite options to find in a pick-and-roll, is attack 37.5 percent of his 3s and 58.5 percent of his 2s. He’s a solid, though not good rebounder on both ends with a 7.6 OR% and a 19.4 DR%.
Stone is another favorite of Trimble’s in a pick-and-roll and is a Big Ten’s sixth best descent rebounder. His 13.8 points per diversion arrange second on a Terps in joining play and he’s creation 55.8 percent of his 2s. Junior Damonte Dodd is Stone’s backup after starting final season.
Maryland owns a Big Ten’s best defense, though a Terps aren’t always great defensively divided from a XFinity Center. In 3 of their four Big Ten highway losses, they’ve given adult some-more than 1.12 points per possession and were many recently torched for 1.26 points per outing during Purdue.
Still, a altogether physique of work deserves approval as Maryland is initial in 3-point commission defense, second in 2-point commission invulnerability and has a top defensive retard commission in Big Ten games.
Like Indiana, Maryland has been turnover prone, though where these teams unequivocally differ is on a glass. Indiana is a Big Ten’s third best descent resilient group and a second best defensive resilient team, while Maryland ranks only 12th in defensive resilient commission and eighth in descent resilient percentage. So even if Maryland can get stops, Indiana should have a possibility to feat a Terps with second possibility points.
Maryland also doesn’t force many turnovers, that is unequivocally identical to Purdue, another unequivocally good defensive team. The Boilermakers came to Assembly Hall giving adult only 1.01 points per outing on normal in Big Ten games and a Hoosiers scored 1.24 points per possession on them. A large reason for that opening was Indiana branch it over only 4 times.
WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO
KenPom likes Indiana by 6 with a 71 percent possibility of a feat and a Sagarin prophecy is Indiana by five.
There will be some tough matchups defensively for Indiana in this game, quite if Robert Johnson stays sidelined with an ankle injury. Indiana has proven it can contest with a league’s best size, though we can be certain that Maryland’s round shade complicated offense is going to demeanour to feat IU’s defense. The Hoosiers will need to be glorious with their switches and recoveries when hedging.
After a win during Iowa and an undisguised Big Ten title, Indiana is personification with impassioned certainty as it looks urge homecourt one final time with Ferrell using a show. Assembly Hall should also be during a heat representation in terms of appetite and noise.
This group also appears to be unequivocally focused on a benefaction as Tom Crean’s postgame debate in Iowa City immediately shifted to removing a pursuit finished on Sunday rather than a unchanging deteriorate title. Can a Hoosiers carry out his commercial that there’s no approach IU’s seniors won’t travel out with their heads hold intensely high?
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