The Maryland Terrapins picked up a big road win in conference play with a 80-60 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies. Dez Wells led the Terrapins in scoring off the bench with 19 points and Seth Allen scored 16, one of three starters to score double-figures.
Even though Virginia Tech is in last place in conference play, it is a big win for the Terrapins. Maryland has a very talented team, but they haven’t been able to get results this season. A win against the Hokies gets the Terrapins back on track. Right now, Maryland is on the outside looking in on the NCAA Tournament, so every win matters in the quest to make it in.
Maryland has had their chances this season, but they haven’t taken advantage of them. The Terrapins have lost to the Connecticut Huskies by one, the George Washington Colonials by two and also fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes, all games that would have boosted Maryland’s resume if they had won.
At 13-9 on the year, Maryland is in a position to be in the conversation for a bid, but time is running out. With the conference season reaching it’s final stretch, Maryland faces a lot of must-win games coming up. The Terrapins’ next two games are against middle-of-the-pack ACC teams, the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Florida State Seminoles, and they are must wins. After that, there are a pair of games against teams at the top of the conference, the Virginia Cavaliers and the Duke Blue Devils, that could really boost the Terrapins’ resume.
Mark Turgeon has done a great job putting together a talented Terrapin roster, but now the results are needed. Missing another NCAA Tournament would be a disappointment for this Maryland basketball program.