The Penn State Nittany Lions (12-16, 5-12 Big Ten) and Maryland Terrapins # 17 (21-8, 12-6) played relatively close matches as Big Ten members. All games were decided by seven points or less. Today was the exception. The Nittany Lions and Terrapins played a game pretty quickly, a game in which Penn State quickly created a double-digit lead that set the tone for the rest of the game.
As expected, the Nittany Lions did everything to overthrow Maryland. This led to a rapid advance of 18-9 by the media waiting time of less than 12 years. From there, the Nittany Lions resisted a mini dry track, then slowly and surely built their lead, which made the second half a formality.
Of course, games last 40 minutes and Maryland still has punch, but it is difficult to exceed 22 points at halftime without a minor miracle. This little miracle did not come. In fact, the deficit reached 29 points for the Terrapins, and in the middle of this sequence, Mark Turgeon replaced his starting formation to send a message. As tradition dictates, Penn State has experienced a series of proven trials and the Terrapins have managed to narrow the gap to 16 points with 4:54 to play, but this time, the Lions have persevered .
With this defeat, the Terps fall to 2-9 all-time at Penn State and the series record is now 14-10 in favor of visitors (5-3 as members of Big Ten). More importantly, as stated above, it is the first dazzling victory of one or the other team as members of the same conference (the first since Maryland has beat Penn State 62-39 at the Big Ten / ACC Challenge). This is not exactly what the Maryland contingent was waiting for when it would join the conference, I suppose?
Uh, Penn State did what he wanted. They returned Maryland almost at will and turned these numbers into points. They also did not miss as many shots as they did in their first meeting with Maryland. Who helps. Oh yes, and the faults. See this nauseating rate? See the score? See the preview?
Players of the game
The 15 points of the first half of Myles Dread set the tone after the game. Lamar Stevens took the lead in the second half, scoring a new 20-point game for the Nittany Lions. All players contributed, however, and they could do nothing wrong.
Remember the mistakes – As mentioned above, Maryland did not shoot four free throws for every Penn State free throw. They lost. By many
Really the turnarounds! – Maryland had 17 turnovers in this game, but Penn State took advantage of almost all of those turnovers. They scored 26 points on these numbers.
**** Maryland – Because their breath stinks.
Look to the front
Penn State resumes its show on the road for the second game of the season against the Wisconsin Badgers. The Badgers come to lose their way on the road to Indiana. They will not want to lose. The match will take place on Saturday at 1 pm on BTN.