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Five Takeaways from Maryland’s win over the Blue Devils

Potential unreached. The Terps are already good and they haven’t played to their full potential yet. As Coach Brenda Frese said after the game, the first and fourth quarters she thought they played hard and it showed only allowing nine total points. However in the second and third quarters, they were lax and uninterested allowing almost 80% of Central Connecticut’s offensive output to occur.

The Leader. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough is a flat out BEAST. With 10 of the team’s 22 first quarter points, she sets the tempo as she played a complete game with 18 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assist and 2 blocks. With her big game experience and consistent play, she may be the most crucial player that determines the success of how far these Terps can go this season.

Ball movement. With 23 assists on the day, the Terps stellar ball movement showed. The definition of selfless basketball was on display as 12 of their 15 players had an assist.

Moseley was everywhere: Guard Brene Moseley was everywhere and it showed. She had a game high of nine assists. It seemed like whenever a play was made especially in the 4th quarter, she was around the ball. Her leadership is by example, showing that she would do whatever it takes to ensure that Maryland would come away with the win.

Turnovers. Most elite teams do not have 17 turnovers and win. After the game, the players spoke on how the lack of concentration and looking for the big play opportunity lead to the high amount of turnovers. Its an improvement from the 22 against Syracuse but if they plan on defeating UCONN in a few weeks, they need to play mistake free or as close to it as possible in order to win.

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