Hot-Shooting Terrapins Down Deacons 86-60
Feb. 2, 2013
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@TieDyeNation)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland used a hot-shooting first half to jump on Wake Forest early, and the Demon Deacons could never recover, falling 86-60 to the Terrapins on Saturday at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md.
The Terrapins (16-6, 4-5 ACC) shot 74 percent in the first half, missing only six shots, while the Deacons (10-11, 3-6 ACC) could only muster a 26 percent first-half shooting mark. The Terps did not cool off much in the second half either, finishing at 67 percent from the floor in the game.
Travis McKie led the Demon Deacons with 15 points and six rebounds. He was joined in double figures by Codi Miller-McIntyre who tallied 14 points, Devin Thomas who notched 12 points and C.J. Harris who finished with 10 points, three steals and two assists.
The Terrapins used a balanced scoring attack with six players in double figures, led by Logan Aronhalt, who scored 13.
With Maryland missing only 17 field goals all game, the Terrapins were able to build up a big advantage on the boards, outrebounding the Demon Deacons 42-21
The game started at a frenetic pace with the teams combining to score 25 points in the first five minutes. But as things slowed down, the Deacon shooters went cold. Wake Forest went almost eight minutes without a field goal, allowing Maryland to establish a 26-11 lead.
Devin Thomas finally snapped the skid, beating Len on the baseline for a layup that sparked an 8-2 Deacon run that cut the Terrapin advantage to 28-19 at the 7:15 mark of the period.
Maryland answered back with 10 straight points though and carried the momentum into halftime, taking a 42-25 lead.
The Terps continued to stay hot in the second half, making the first three buckets of the period and would go on to lead by 29 points midway through the period. The Demon Deacons would not get within 20 the rest of the way.
The Demon Deacons will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to face rival North Carolina at 7 p.m. in Chapel Hill. The game will be televised on ESPNU and can be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Network.