Marshall falls short against #4 Terps
Marshall (4-9) went 6 of 31 from behind the 3-point line, including 12 straight misses that allowed Maryland (11-1) to pull away in the second half and secure an 87-67 victory over the Herd.
Four Marshall players scored double-digits, all with 11 points. Browning, Loop, Burks, and Elmore all played a solid first half that kept the Herd in the game. Unfortunately their efforts wouldn’t continue into the second half of play.
Robert Carter was the leading scorer for the Terps with 19 points. Diamond Stone followed with a career-high 16 points. Six Maryland players had 8 or more points. Talk about spreading the floor.
Maryland came into today’s game with 30% of their scoring coming from 3-point land. They would drain a season-high 13 3’s against Marshall to help extend their win streak to five games.
The Herd had a chance early, jumping out to a 9-5 lead following a few good takes to the basket.
The Terrapins answered with a huge run that would eventually put them up 33-21 with time closing in on the half. Then it was Marshall’s turn.
The Thundering Herd went on a 12-0 run and bring the game within one point before allowing a 9-0 run by Maryland to close out the half.
The Terps had a 46-36 lead heading into the locker room.
Maryland came out hot following half-time, the exact opposite of what Marshall managed to draw up.
With 7:52 remaining in the game, the Herd trailed 74-51 thanks to 24% shooting in the second half. That included being 0-9 from the 3-pt line at the time.
Notes from the game:
- Marshall likes to shoot a lot of 3’s, and for the most part, miss them. I almost had to turn off my TV because I was so livid that they were shooting the ball from near half-court on every possession.
- The Herd has the most success when they drive to the basket and move the ball around, something that they can actually do a really good job of if they choose to pass up the 3’s.
- C.J. Burks is a talented guard with a lot of strength, and he loves to attack the basket. When he’s in the game, the floor is spread out much more and Marshall gets players like Loop and Elmore open for manageable shots.
- If Marshall’s hot, they’ve got a shot at the win. If not, well..
- Maryland has a lot of really talented players. Maybe that’s why they’re ranked 4th in the nation…They can spread the court big time and hurt you with whoever has the ball in their hands. This is easily a team capable of a run to the Elite Eight.
Marshall falls to 4-9 on the season and will host Western Kentucky next Sunday. This was their last game before the start of conference play.
Casey covers Marshall Basketball for MFST. You can find him on twitter @wxmozzhttps://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/marshall-falls-short-4-terps/AnalysisBasketballBig TenConference USANCAABNews and UpdatesRecent Posts#NCAAB,Basketball,Big Ten,conference usa,Marshall. MarylandMarshall (4-9) went 6 of 31 from behind the 3-point line, including 12 straight misses that allowed Maryland (11-1) to pull away in the second half and secure an 87-67 victory over the Herd. Four Marshall players scored double-digits, all with 11 points. Browning, Loop, Burks, and Elmore all played...Casey MosrieCasey Mosriecaseymosrie@gmail.comContributorI attend Marshall University and follow college football and basketball.MyFantasySportsTalk