Purdue Basketball: Maryland Preview – Hammer & Rail

Maryland (12-6, Big10 3-4) vs. #3 Purdue (18-1, Big10 7-1)

Maryland Checklist

Maryland appetizer

place quantity participant Season Top Weight hometown The earlier group(s).
place quantity participant Season Top Weight hometown The earlier group(s).
heart 10 Julian Reese So 6’9″ 230 Baltimore, MD
straight forward 24 Donta Scott SR 6’8″ 230 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
wing 13 Sage Hart SR 6’8″ 205 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Shield 0 Donald Curry SR 6’5″ 187 Higher Marlboro, MD Siena/Georgetown
guard level 1 Jahmer Younger SR 6’1″ 185 Higher Marlboro, MD Charlotte

Maryland seat

place quantity participant Season Top Weight hometown The earlier group(s).
place quantity participant Season Top Weight hometown The earlier group(s).
Shield 23 Ian Martinez Son 6’3″ 185 Heredia, Costa Rica Utah
heart 35 Caelum Swanton-Rodger the daddy 6’11” 220 Calgary, Alberta

Maryland on offense

Maryland is respectable on offense, not good, not horrible, however acceptably mediocre. Effectivity is the perfect a part of attacking. The GPA of 110.3 is the 63rd within the nation. They play at a average tempo, and common possession size of 17.2 (131st participant within the nation). Total, they play barely slower than the nationwide common of 67.4 with an adjusted tempo of 66.1 (244).

They don’t seem to be good from behind the arc, capturing 30.9% (305) however they’re good from 2, capturing 53.6%. His general efficient area objective share of fifty.8 is sweet for 151st within the nation. Aside from the Ohio State recreation, the place they have been going for 80’s, they like to play video games within the 60’s.

Level guard Jahmir Younger leads the Terps in scoring with 15.8 a recreation. He is the one Maryland participant with the flexibility to stroll out for a giant, and he is been working the heater over the past 3 video games, having pitched 30 at Ohio State, 20 at Iowa, and 26 at Michigan. If Maryland has designs on eliminating Mackey’s Purdue, they’re going to want Younger to remain sizzling. He would not shoot properly from deep, going simply 19-70 (27%) on the season, however he makes up for it by attending to the sting and drawing errors. He has drawn 5.9 (51) per recreation and shoots 80% when he hits the bar. Towards Ohio State he hit 13-15 free throws and in opposition to Michigan he hit 8-10. Purdue shall be properly served to maintain him off the road.

Within the entrance area, Julian Reese offers them an efficient low scorer. His efficient area objective share of 62.6% is the forty fourth greatest within the nation. He does all his work contained in the arc and hasn’t tried 3 this season. He’s a giant sturdy man who by no means works out of his power. Donta Scott, then again, is a stretch 4, his 77 of three makes an attempt being second on the group, solely behind capturing jacks Donald Curry’s 100. Scott shoots a 3-shoot however would not hit a lot, making simply 30% on the yr. Over the past two video games, he is dominated it a bit and hit 2-4 from 3 whereas attacking contained in the arc. I’d count on him to attempt to pull Forrest out to start out the sport and attempt to assault Gillis from the within.

Maryland on protection

Terps are higher on protection than they’re on offense. 95.5 (37) places them within the first division of groups. They do a superb job of getting groups to take contested pictures, permitting solely 46.2% (36) of efficient area objectives. They use their lengthy armed guards and wings to make 3-point capturing tough. The Terps held the group to 30.3% (44) from behind the arc. Their inside protection is not unhealthy both, solely permitting 46.6% (61) of pictures down.

They don’t seem to be notably good at turning the ball over. Their steal share of 8.1% (272) is not nice. They make up for it considerably with their raw turnover share of 10.3% (75). Even worse for the Terps, they wrestle to safe their offensive glass, giving up offensive rebounds on 29.1% of pictures. In the event that they do it in opposition to Purdue, Zack Eddy will go for 30 once more.

X issue – depth

Maryland is as shallow as a child pond. He bench performs 26.8% of minutes, good for 285th within the nation. To place that in perspective, Purdue would not use their bench a lot, and so they nonetheless eat 34% (105) of their minutes. The entrance courtroom is especially skinny. Julianne Reese’s major backup begins directing Donta Scott. Scott’s major backup is winger Hakeem Hart. They’d reasonably not use freshman Caelum Swanton-Rodger however will not have a selection right now.

If Purdue will get deep into Maryland, it’ll be an extended day for the Terps. They did a superb job staying out of bother in opposition to main man Hunter Dickinson, with Scott and Reese selecting up a mixed 4 fouls. They will have to stick with it in opposition to Zach Edey, however the job shall be harder as a result of Zach would not fancy himself a 7-foot-3 shooter and can take greater than 6 pictures contained in the arc. In actual fact, Zach in all probability had 6 shot makes an attempt halfway by the primary half.

predictions

Kinbaum

Maryland – 62

Bordeaux – 72

83% confidence

charge

Bordeaux – 78

Maryland – 65

That factor can be near half, however Purdue would go down within the first half. Maryland would not have the depth to play the bodily Boilermakers. They wrestle in opposition to the bodily facilities. Hunter Dickinson blasted them into their first recreation, placing up 32 factors in a 13-16 run from contained in the arc. In recreation two, Dickinson and Howard determined it was greatest to put up him exterior the arc, and Maryland turned the script round, knocking out the Wolverines 64-58 on their final recreation.

Zach Edey will not neglect Maryland’s offense the place they’re most weak (within the paint, he guards a 7’4″ heart ahead). Edey goes over 30 on this recreation and Purdue takes over within the second half.

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