Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
College Park, MD–
If the Terps are looking to go far in the second half of the season, they certainly getting things together offensively. Last game it was Jamir Young that got the job done, tonight it was dose of Julian Reese that Wisconsin could not find an answer for anytime in the second half.
Reese finished off the Badgers for the night when hammered home two dunks and a layup to score six straight for Maryland to extend its lead to double digits. They would never look back, knocking off Wisconsin with ease 73-55.
“I think you need to put Juju in the conversation of being one of the best five-men in this league right now,” Maryland head coach Kevin Willard said following the win.
With the victory tonight, Maryland moves to 4-5 in the Big Ten and continued its dominance at home, while Wisconsin now also sits at 4-5. Maryland is 10-1 overall at home and 4-0 in the Big Ten.
Donta Scott has continued to come up big giving the Terps that third scoring option that has been absent in quite a few games early on. He finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Reese finished with 14 points shooting 7 for 8 and Hakim Hart 13 shooting 6 for 9. Maryland shot 56% overall on 28-for-50 shooting.
“We had another well-rounded outing tonight. We can really run the rest of the season with any team on our schedule and should be in good shape come March,” said Willard.
The Terps’ 56.0 field goal percentage was their best in a conference game since March 8, 2020, when the Terps also shot 56 percent against Michigan in the game that clinched the Big Ten Championship.