Maryland basketball took the NCAA Tournament loss to LSU hard, especially freshman Jalen Smith. The Terps crawled back after being down by nine at halftime, but LSU nailed a shot in the final seconds to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. Shot for @TestudoTimes. https://t.co/YlkD3Jlf7f
- Turgeon coached well
- Maryland missed so many easy ones with crap luck
- A ton of talent comes back to College Park next year
- This is about as good as I've felt about Maryland men's basketball since the 15-16 season*
*as long as nba teams dont find out about jalen smith
Jalen Smith was in tears as he walked off the court. “I kind of felt like it was my fault and the layup was on me," he said. "I should’ve been able to get it but I didn’t. I just feel like I failed the seniors. I didn’t want to send them out that way with a loss."
Jalen Smith — "Everybody's going to remember this feeling. Everybody's kind of hurt right now. You've just got to remember what we do and know that every game here you've got to take advantage of, every second of every minute, so that you give it your best and every effort."
Never easy., Often frustrating, that was a pretty good ride for #Terps hoops. I don't always agree with the method but they should be loaded next year. Jalen Smith looked much more assertive in last two games. Look forward to more frustrations and another tourney trip next yr
LSU-Maryland just tipped off, which is a nice litmus test for Naz Reid, Bruno Fernando and Jalen Smith. Keep track of NBA prospects in every second-round tourney game with this handy primer: https://t.co/Z6NzK62E6K
As expected, both sophomore center Bruno Fernando and freshman forward Jalen Smith were non-committal about turning pro, but Stix might have put himself back in the conversation after his performance in the NCAA tournament. Terps are still hopeful Smith returns.
Jalen Smith low key might be the best prospect on Maryland’s team if we’re being honest. I think he’d be a first round pick this year, but could go back to school and turn himself into a lottery prospect next year.
Eric Ayala on Jalen Smith's game-tying three:
"That was kind of our first time running that play in a while. We were practicing it a little bit, and it was kind of for Anthony to, you know, make a play. And he made a great one, found Stix in the corner."
Regarding Bruno Fernando and Jalen Smith’s upcoming NBA Draft decisions, April 21 is a date to look out for. Last year, Fernando and Kevin Huerter submitted their names for early entry but Huerter kept his name in after a great showing at the NBA Combine.
#MarchMadness Tremont Waters le dio el triunfo a LSU sobre Maryland a 1.6 segundos de terminar el partido, en un final tremendo. Antes, bombazo de Skylar Mays (LSU) y otro de Jalen Smith para empatar.
LSU jugará ante el ganador de Michigan State-Minnesota por el Sweet 16.