After the Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team climbed all over Mount St. Mary's en route to a 64 point win Friday morning, some may have expected the Wagner Seahawks to present a bit more of a challenge. They didn't. The Terps won by an even larger margin than they had on Friday wrapping up an absurd 97 - 24 win in a game that mercifully ended in under two hours.
In the sort of game that one can only wonder what the team or coaches learn, here are the scores at the media timeouts:
What can you learn when on the day, your team has 24 assists and 24 steals and your opponent scores 24 points? What can you learn when your opponent finishes with 10 baskets and 33 turnovers? Or when you score 45 points off those turnovers while the opposition scores two points off your team's nine miscues?
Wagner shot 19.6 percent from the field and the Seahawks failed to score over the final 10:20 of the first half missing 12 consecutive shots and finishing 3-26 for the half. Maryland out rebounded Wagner 53-31. Again, what is there to learn?
The Terps have won their first two games by a combined 206-69 or an average of 68.5 points per game. Think about that for a moment. Maryland's average margin of victory for the first two games is essentially equal to the total number of combined points they have given up over those two games.
For those interested, two Terps had double doubles. Sophomore Brianna Jones had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Kiara Leslie had her first career double double for Maryland scoring 11 and corralling 10 boards. Jones and Leslie were two of six Terrapins who scored in double figures with Lexie Brown leading the way with 13 points.
Brene Moseley led Maryland with seven of the Terps' 24 assists. Maryland now has 50 assists on 80 baskets for the season. The Terps again shot exceptionally well from the free throw line making 12-14 attempts and are shooting 85 percent as a team through the first two games.
Game three comes up Wednesday night when the University of South Florida Bulls come to College Park. Perhaps this will be a bit more of a contest. The Terps opened their 2013-2014 season at USF and struggled a bit before coming away with a 78-70 win. Thus far this season, the Bulls are 2-0 having beaten Villanova 57-56 Saturday before coming away with a 59-57 win at UT Chattanooga that ended the Mocs' NCAA best 40 game home win streak. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.