There is a new coach in College Park on Sunday afternoon, but the situation in Maryland is no different.
Guard Eric Ayala and forward Donta Scott shot 4 of 23 from the field. The Turtles lost to Northwestern University 67-61. , The hit rate is as high as 28%.
The ten opener of Maryland is also the first game of interim coach Danny Manning, after Mark Turkin and the University of Maryland “co-decided” to part ways on Friday. This is the third consecutive loss for Maryland.
Maryland (0-1 Big Ten, 5-4 overall) has a stable performance at the free throw line (77%) and has found a better rhythm within the three-point range, shooting 10 of 23. But the two-point shooting percentage throughout the day was terrible. The Turtles made only 17 of 59 shots and only 7 in the second half.
The only bright spot in Maryland: Hakeem Hart. The guard led Terrapins throughout the day, scoring 7 of 10 shots and scoring 18 points, leading all scorers. Hart’s twelve points came from three points.
Northwestern University (1-0, 6-2) leads with 17 points from forward Pete Nance and 16 points from defender Buboui.
In Maryland’s game against the Wildcats, the ups and downs between consecutive minutes of scoring and shooting errors lasted for the entire season.
Hart made 2 of 2 shots to get Maryland’s first 5 points in this game. But Buie of Northwestern University found the answer for Hart and Terrapins, scoring 3 points with 7 points and 4 in less than 7 minutes. This helped Northwestern University lead 9-0 and 11-5.
During that time, Maryland didn’t score for nearly five minutes. Hart once again helped them to score two three-pointers, including a spin of Fatz Russell, and then passed the ball to find Hart in the corner. Even with 7 minutes and 59 seconds left in the first half, Terrapins attracted them with 18 points.
Terrapins then walked for another four minutes without a bucket, shooting 1 of 7 from the field. Maryland also committed five of the eight turnovers in the first half in the last four minutes. Northwestern was capitalized, and two inside shots from Nance ended halftime with a 6-0 lead by the Wildcats with a 30-27 lead.
Hart-who seemed to be the only turtle who could do anything-dragged Maryland’s layup and three other breakthroughs back to the game, ending the game with 32 points at the end of the game. However, Maryland’s terrible three-point shooting has never improved.
In the middle of the second half, the Turtles missed 10 goals in 8 minutes, falling behind 47-39. After Maryland leads 10-2, Northwestern’s lead will be reduced to 55-54. But the Wildcats will end the Turtles with steals and powerful layups.