The Terps bounced back from two lopsided road losses with perhaps their best half of the year. After trailing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish by nine at the half, Maryland roared out of the locker room scoring eight straight to cut the lead to one before taking the lead for good on Seth Allen's three pointer with just over 12 minutes to play.
So the first question is: Will we see the first half Terps or the second half Terps when they take on take on the NC State Wolfpack for the final time in the regular season as a member of the ACC? The second question is: Will it be the dreadful 4-16 ACC road team of the Mark Turgeon era? Or has Turgeon finally found the way to reach this squad?
The Wolfpack has dropped their last three including a 31 drubbing at the hands of Virginia just over a week ago in Raleigh. Their only conference win came at Notre Dame and in the other common opponent to date they lost by 12 at home to Pitt.
This is certainly a game that shouldn't intimidate the Terps. In addition to State's four home losses, Maryland will be facing a team they have beaten in 10 of their last 11 meetings. Last season the Terps beat the then 14th ranked Wolfpack 51-50 in College Park when Alex Len dropped in a missed Pe'Shon Howard shot with under a second to play.
Keys to a Terrapin victory tonight? (1) Have the lead at halftime (8-0); (2) Hold State under 70 points (9-0); (3) Hold State to under 40% shooting (9-0).
Here's some pre-game reading:
The viewing guide- how to watch and stream the game and more courtesy welcome, Justin Meyer
New dad Dave Tucker heeds the advice "Never Pick State" in his preview
FlaTerp and Pete Talkin' Terps
And FlaTerp again as he sits at the Seder table with his four questions after the Notre Dame win
And now it's time for you all to have your say. Predictions. Comments. Complaints. Just keep it civil.