Maryland Terrapins vs. Central Connecticut State Blue Devils Preview


Maryland Terrapins basketball looks to improve to 2-0 on Monday night against the CCSU Blue Devils.

Teams: Maryland Terrapins (1-0) vs. Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (0-1)

Arena: XFINITY Center | College Park, MD

Tip off: 7:30pm

Tune-In: ESPN3 – Byron Kerr (Play-by-Play), Glenn Consor (Analyst). Terrapin Sports Radio NetworkJohnny Holliday (Play-by-Play), Chris Knoche (Analyst), Walt Williams (Sideline); Sirius 108/XM 192

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After posting a 34-point victory over Wagner in their home opener on Friday night, the Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team returns to the XFINITY Center on Monday night to take on the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils.

The Terps come into Monday nights game averaging 82 points per game while shooting 54.5 percent from the field and 50 percent from three point range.

Senior guard Dez Wells will play a big factor in getting momentum going for the Terps this season. Wells scored a game high 18 points in the home opener and will look to build off that against CCSU.

Jake Layman is primed for a big year and put on a show against Wagner, scoring 16 points and dishing out 6 assists (team high) in the win. The kid can shoot the ball from three, has great vision and can finish with authority at the rim.

The newcomer, Melo Trimble has shown that he can score (13 points in home opener) but Jake Layman can’t be leading the team in assists all season long. Trimble has earned the starting point guard position and needs to set up guys like Wells, Layman and Smotrycz (when he returns) more. If he can average 13 points and 6 assists every game, he will help this Terrapin team make it back to the dance.

Great teams score and defend. The Terps played great defense against Wagner, holding them to under 5o points as well as going 16-65 from the field (27.7 percent).

The Blue Devils are only shooting 34.5 percent from the field and should find themselves overwhelmed by the quickness and athleticism of Maryland. Maryland needs to continue to be defensive minded and look to force turnovers and convert on the offensive side.

Expect to see multiple lineups on the floor for Coach Turgeon and the Terps and look for the newcomers to feel a little more comfortable in their second game of the season. Maryland will roll to 2-0 and we will surly see some big time dunks.