Play The Freshman

The Terps have pretty much run out of chances this year.  The upperclassmen (Mosley included) have failed to elevate this team to victory during various crucial opportunities throughout the season.  As far as I'm concerned, their time is up.

If the Terps are to find a way back into the season; it will need to come from the freshmen.  Both Howard and Stoglin have shown brilliant flashes throughout the season.  There is a qualitative argument to made for the freshman.  They look the part don't they?  They seem to play with more composure than their older counterparts.  What's more, I can recall big shots that both Stoglin and Howard have hit this year.  I cannot say the same for either Bowie or Mosley.

Clearly, the frosh pass "the look" test.  How do the numbers stack up?  Let's take a look. 

Together, the duo are averaging 14.6ppg, 6.2apg, 44 3PT FGs, with 3.7tpg (turnovers).  Compare that to Bowie and Mosley:  17.2ppg, 5.1apg, 31 3PT FGs, with 3.9tpg.

Even more damning is the fact that Stoglin and Howard have achieved those statistics while averaging a combined 12 less minutes played per game than Bowie and Mosley. 

The evidence is definitive.  The freshman are better in virtually every category.  Not only are Stoglin and Howard the future of the program; they also give the team the best opportunity to win THIS season. 

Bowie and Mosley need to come off the bench.  If Gary won't make the switch, then he's blinded by his loyalty.
Author: Jeremy | 2/14/2011 7:44:16 PM | Tags: adrian bowie, terrell stoglin, adrian bowie, sean mosley, |

Terps Are An NIT Team

Today's game was lost in 2007.  You see, that was the year that Cliff Tucker, Adrian Bowie, and Dino Gregory came to campus. Of that illustrious group, Dino is the only one in the class who has improved during his time on campus.  If this were the 1990s, none of these kids would have even sniffed a campus visit, let alone play a combined [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/12/2011 4:26:42 PM | Tags: frustration, boston college, billy hahn |

Beat BC Or Busted Bubble

There is not a realistic scenario where the Terps can lose in Boston tomorrow and still make the Tournament.  Sure, they can lose; then catch fire and run the table.  Remember though that I said "realistic scenario".  If the Terps can't BC, they arent' winning at Tech and UNC. As for the matchup, the Terps should beat th [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/11/2011 9:22:08 PM |

Longwood Comes To Town (If That's Their Real Name)

If you had asked me whether I think it is more likely that the name "Longwood" belonged to a Division I University or an 80s Pornstar; I would have gone with Pornstar.  I mean is there a better porn name than "Richard Longwood"? My goodness. Regardless, the pathetic "Lancers" (that's their real mascot) come t [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/8/2011 1:53:55 PM |

Turtle Soup Recruiting Tab

You've probably noticed a "Recruiting" tab on the navigation bar on the Turtle Soup home page.  To date, we have not done anything with it; but I just added a post with some you tube clips of every 2012 basketball signee and target. There is a place to comment underneath the post so there can be an ongoing discussion of the recru [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/7/2011 11:28:52 AM |

2012 Basketball Recruting Targets

- Sterling Gibbs: 6'3" 18-lbs Scouting Grade: 91 Gibbs has grown two inches in between his junior and senior season.  He is the brother of Pitt's Ashton Gibbs and if he is anything like his brother (he is now taller than Ashton), then the Terps have their floor leader for the next 4 years. [VideoPlayer url=&quo [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/7/2011 11:07:06 AM | Tags: recruiting |

Wake Forest Game Thread

I'm tempted to call this a trap game because the Terps will likely suffer a hangover after getting outclassed by Duke.  Well, if that is in the cards, I don't want to be a part of it. Wake is terrible.  Maryland is playing terrible.  Something's gotta give.  Actually it doesn't.  Maryland can play poorly and still beat [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/4/2011 8:42:08 PM |

Don Brown Is Leaving

for UConn.  My guess is that he is leaving Maryland to return his home in New England. Even so, this is a huge embarrassment to the university. UConn should not be a lateral move from Maryland; but aside from that it just further illustrates what a mess the Athletic Department has become.  Kevin Anderson botched the Fridge firi [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/4/2011 3:37:44 PM |

Terps Come Up Small Again

[Image flickrUrl="http://www.flickr.com/photos/insidemdsports/5374136479/" url="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5288/5374136479_09e4a02b87.jpg" align="Left" caption="It's not looking good for Gary and the Terps right now." credit="Inside Maryland Sports"  width="500" height="333&q [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/2/2011 9:03:48 PM |

Duke Game Thread

It's almost game time.  Terp fans have been anxiously awaiting tip-off as a victory could turn the season on its ear.  I don't think we expect Jordan Williams to do it alone.  One or two backcourt guys will need to step up.  It goes without saying that we need to hold our own on the glass and keep turnovers low.  [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/2/2011 2:06:49 PM |
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