Story By: Erin Zollars
Photos By: Hal Jack
College Park, MD–
In front of another sold out crowd the Terps continued their bid for the NCAA tournament with 75-59 victory over the 21st-ranked Northwestern Wildcats.
For the second straight game the Terps had another all-around scoring effort getting 18 points from Jahmir Young and 13 from Don Carey as the Terps improved to 10-0 at home this season.
“Going 10-0 in this conference at home, that’s pretty impressive for this group,” Terps Coach Kevin Willard said. “I just think it shows you how great of a program this is, how great of a fan base it is.”
The Terps team today exhibited the same offensive and defensive presence that helped them knock off the 3rd ranked Boilermakers. This is the same strategy that Willard has used in quite a few games this season and it seems to be working against the ranked Big Ten teams.
This his league is hard. You play good teams,” Wildcats Head Coach Chris Collins said. “We’re not down in any way. We’re still excited. We’ve got a big week coming up again, and you’ve just got to learn from these games and go home and try to make it right when you get another opportunity to play.”
This is the second Big Ten game in a row the Wildcats have lost since cracking the Top 25. They lost to Illinois this week as well.
Can victories like the one today and the one against the Boilermakers be enough to propel them into the Big Ten Tournament and perhaps a rematch with Purdue?
If the Terps play their cards right, they could be taking a trip to the NCAA Tournament this year via Chicago.