Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
College Park, MD–
For a team that only had nine available scholarship players, you wouldn’t have expected Nebraska to hang around for too long tonight. It was the second half that showed how thin Fred Hoiberg and the Huskers really were.
Jahmir Young continues to put up some big numbers and seems to have found a way to ignite his team in the second half of games. He finished with 18 points, seven assists, and six steals, Donald Carey added 16 points, and Maryland defeated Nebraska 82-63 on Saturday.
For the Terps the help of Carey was a big difference tonight. He has struggled since coming over from Georgetown this season and often was found on the bench late in the games as Kevin Willard just could not find a combination that helped his team with Carey in there for most of the game.
The Cornhuskers would only cut the game under double digits at 59-50 with 9:06 to go in the game. Maryland hopped back on their horse and scored the next seven points and the lead continued to swell at their largest point, 74-52 on a three-point play by Hart with 5:50 left.
The Terps continued to add the lead when Carey hit two free throws with 4:02 remaining.
“We continued to press them a bit harder in the final ten minutes of the second half,” said Terps Head Coach Kevin Willard. “We got a couple key turnovers in that final stretch that really opened it up for us.”
Nebraska outshot Maryland 55.3%-44.6%, but the Terrapins had a 15-point advantage at the free-throw line. Maryland made 24 of 26 (92.3%) compared to Nebraska’s 9 of 15 (60%).
Derrick Walker had 16 points and eight rebounds for Nebraska and walk-on Sam Hoiberg scored 15.
The victory tonight helped the Terps improve to 5-5 in the conference and 14-7 overall.