The other big part of this is this adds to the likelihood of Jalen Hurts coming with him to the Canes. Bama staff has been effusive of Enos’ work developing Hurts as a passer/seeing the field as season wore on, as evidenced by SEC title game performance vs UGA. https://t.co/ax2Fi5J2bm
Off to College Park for Indiana-Maryland. First look at IU freshman Romeo Langford (18.2-5.7-2.5 on 59.4 TS%) since the preseason. Also checking in on MD bigs Jalen Smith & Bruno Fernando, who is having an extremely efficient season. Smith averaging 17.2 PTS over his last 5.
Maryland 18-year-old freshman big Jalen Smith is starting to come alive for the Terrapins these past five games averaging 22.1 PTS and 10.8 REBS per 40. Stepping out and shooting the 3 more. 6-10 with a 7-2 wingspan.
Indiana is completely smothering Maryland on defense. This is what Archie Miller teams do. Jalen Smith has tried to assert himself but he's being bullied on every attempt. Fernando having little success. Hoosiers up 17-4.
Broken record, but talented as Jalen Smith is, you can't go to him in the post at this point, especially against a physical team like Indiana. Too light in the backside. Overall, Maryland's offense is a complete mess right now. #Terps don't look prepared. https://t.co/FjGvRm4ZcB
Really like that #iubb doubled Fernando on that last possessions, Hoosiers have tough matchups 1 on 1 in the post defending Fernando and Smith, would rather Maryland take tough 3s after a post double like the one Jalen Smith was forced to take on that possession
Keys for #iubb tonight:
1. Rebounding margin - Maryland +11.2 per game (6th in NCAA)
2. Battle of the Smith’s- 129.9 ORtng (2nd in Big Ten) for Jalen Smith
3. Battle of the paint - Bruno Fernando’s 2.3 BPG vs Juwan Morgan’s 63.9 FG%. 1st vs 3rd in #B1G
@AissaBrickley@JohnnieVibes@luckydoghot@greggrosenthal Hes never WR1 until he went to Dallas with the worst wr core in the NFL.
And since its so late Dallas won’t pick again until 57th which is almost a third rounder
So they have to pay Lawrence Cooper Dak and potentially Jalen smith and don’t have a first rounder to offset cost
Timeout Indiana. Maryland went on a run after the Juwan Morgan layup to open the half. As others have mentioned, Evan Fitzner will have to step up. Jalen Smith has been quiet tonight, but Fitzner will need to play good defense to keep that up. #iubb
Maryland has cut its deficit down to 10, 28-18, with 3:56 left in the first half, going into the under 4 minute timeout. Could be worse, could also have been better if Jalen Smith didn't miss a breakaway dunk.
Indiana shot an absurd 56 percent in the 1st half. #Terps obviously need to be better on D, and especially in the paint. Only 4 terps scored in 1H. Need more balance, and hopefully Jalen Smith arrived at the arena during halftime.
I think the "We Want Jalen" stats are going to turn into "We Want Jalen To Score" stats. Jalen Smith is 0/7, while Bruno Fernando, Anthony Cowan and Eric Ayala each have 8 points and the #Terps trail 35-27.
Devonte Green is starting, not Rob Phinisee, per live stats.
IU starters: Green, Durham, Smith, Langford, Morgan
Maryland starters: Anthony Cowan, Eric Ayala, Darryl Morsell, Bruno Fernando, Jalen Smith.
Soooo we losing Josh Jacobs, Isaiah Buggs, Quinnen Williams, Irv Smith, possibly Jalen anddddd Damien Harris🙃 yeahhhh I’m still going to plan for us going back to the natty, plus it’s in NOLA...hmmmmm I hope we win
Mike Schmitz est au bon endroit. Peu de matchs cette nuit mais un intéressant Indiana - Maryland avec au moins 5 prospects draftables (ou presque).
Romeo Langford & Juwan Morgan (Indiana)
Bruno Fernando, Jalen Smith, Anthony Cowan https://t.co/mBXNYQQa57