Maryland vs UConn Pick: East Region Round One, March 20th
Maryland vs UConn Pick – Saturday, March 20th – East Region Round One: Maryland was riding a five-game winning streak through mid-February before performing poorly in losses to Northwestern and Penn State to close out the regular season. They came to play in their first game in the Big Ten tournament when leading scorer Eric Ayala scored 21 points to help them knock out Michigan State. They followed that up with a 79-66 loss to Michigan in the Quarters, where Ayala put up 19 points in the effort. Ayala again led the Terps, and averages 14.9 points per game on the season, followed closely by Aaron Wiggins, who averages 14. The other Terp that averages double digits is Sophomore Donta Scott, who averages 10.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and hits 43.4% from three. Maryland scores 68.8 points per game and plays clean ball, only turning it over 11.2 times a game. They hit 45.6% from the field, 35.3% from three, and 70.2% from the foul line.
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UConn was on a five-game winning streak when they were stopped in the Big East Semifinal 59-56 by Creighton. UConn was badly outrebounded in the game 50-33 and allowed the Blue Jays to get 17 offensive boards. During the game, point guard and 2nd leading scorer RJ Cole smashed his face on the hardwood and is on the injury report as questionable with a concussion. He averages 12.3 points, 4.4 assists, and hits 38.3% from behind the arc to lead the team. The Huskies are led by Sophomore James Bouknight, who averages 19 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Defensively, the Huskies were tied for 35th in the nation allowing just 64.6 points per game. That number improved on the road, where they allowed only 61.9 points per game. They score 72.5 points per game, hit 43.9% from the field, 33.6% from the line, and 73.15 from the line.
Maryland vs UConn Odds
|Where/When||Mackey Arena | 7:10 PM ET|