Purdue Basketball: Maryland Preview – Hammer & Rail

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

Maryland Record

Maryland appetizer

place quantity participant Season Peak Weight hometown The earlier workforce(s).
place quantity participant Season Peak Weight hometown The earlier workforce(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
Defend 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 Peak Weight hometown The earlier workforce(s).
place quantity participant Season Peak Weight hometown The earlier workforce(s).
Defend 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 first rate on offense, not good, not horrible, however acceptably mediocre. Effectivity is the most effective a part of attacking. The GPA of 110.3 is the 63rd within the nation. They play at a reasonable tempo, and common possession size of 17.2 (131st participant within the nation). General, they play barely slower than the nationwide common of 67.4 with an adjusted tempo of 66.1 (244).

They aren’t good from behind the arc, capturing 30.9% (305) however they’re good from 2, capturing 53.6%. His general efficient subject aim share of fifty.8 is nice for 151st within the nation. Aside from the Ohio State sport, 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 sport. He is the one Maryland participant with the power 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 scorching. He does not shoot nicely 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 sport and shoots 80% when he hits the bar. In opposition to Ohio State he hit 13-15 free throws and in opposition to Michigan he hit 8-10. Purdue can be nicely served to maintain him off the road.

Within the entrance subject, Julian Reese provides them an efficient low scorer. His efficient subject aim 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 robust man who by no means works out of his energy. Donta Scott, however, is a stretch 4, his 77 of three makes an attempt being second on the workforce, solely behind capturing jacks Donald Curry’s 100. Scott shoots a 3-shoot however does not hit a lot, making simply 30% on the 12 months. 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 might anticipate 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 very good job of getting groups to take contested pictures, permitting solely 46.2% (36) of efficient subject targets. They use their lengthy armed guards and wings to make 3-point capturing troublesome. The Terps held the workforce to 30.3% (44) from behind the arc. Their inside protection is not unhealthy both, solely permitting 46.6% (61) of pictures down.

They aren’t 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 battle 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 does not use their bench a lot, and so they nonetheless eat 34% (105) of their minutes. The entrance court docket is especially skinny. Julianne Reese’s major backup begins directing Donta Scott. Scott’s major backup is winger Hakeem Hart. They’d fairly not use freshman Caelum Swanton-Rodger however will not have a selection right this moment.

If Purdue will get deep into Maryland, it’ll be a protracted day for the Terps. They did a very good 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 can be harder as a result of Zach does 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 way of 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 does not have the depth to play the bodily Boilermakers. They battle in opposition to the bodily facilities. Hunter Dickinson blasted them into their first sport, placing up 32 factors in a 13-16 run from contained in the arc. In sport two, Dickinson and Howard determined it was greatest to put up him outdoors the arc, and Maryland turned the script round, knocking out the Wolverines 64-58 on their final sport.

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 sport and Purdue takes over within the second half.

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