In Tuesday night's ACC action, Maryland had a 23-point lead against Cornell but gave up 22 of them, going 11 minutes without a basket, before getting it together.
Mark Turgeon refused to call a timeout though and forced his young team to figure it out themselves, which they ultimately did, winning 70-62.
Sean Mosley, who has been awful at times this year (perhaps due to the coaching transition, which can be hard for many players), had 19 points on 6-9 shooting.
Alex Len was 5-5 from the floor for 15 points with nine boards.Â He was also 5-6 from the line.
He's only played in three games, but so far so good: the guy is averaging 13.5 ppg, 7.5 boards and shooting 71% from the floor.
On the downside, he's averaging four turnovers, but you can reasonably expect that to improve as the season goes on.
Playing in Philips Arena which seats 18,729, just 5,738 showed up to watch Alabama wax the Yellow Jackets by 25.
Coach Brian Gregory probably had a reasonable perspective afterwards, saying that "Weâre trying to instill a much more committed basketball team and doing things the right way, and thatâs going to take some time. As the process occurs thereâs going to be some slippage, and you have to use those times to teach and learn."
Yeah, okay.Â That makes sense.
But what's going on with Glen Rice, Jr.? He didn't score a point against Fordham last week and finished this won shooting just 2-7 for five points.
Certainly he could be ill or injured.Â Tech really needs him though.Â Kammeon Holsey scored 14; other than Julian Royal, who had 10, no one else got past eight.
Against Alabama A&M, he played 33 minutes, against Mercer 37.Â Â Against Fordham he got just 19 and against 'Bama just 22.
Tech has now lost three straight to Mercer, Fordham and the Tide.
Unfortunately for them, ACC play starts Saturday with Duke visiting, and it won't get easier anytime soon.
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