As Michigan looked to close the door on Maryland midway through the second half, Hunter Dickinson grabbed the rebound from a teammate’s missed shot with Jairos Hamilton on the back and Eric Ayala passed him from the baseline.
Dickinson came right back, drew a foul from Ayala and put the ball in. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, shouted and headed out of bounds towards the stands while the producer of DeMatha was enjoying playing Terps, which he claimed did not recruit him.
Dickinson scored 26 points and grabbed 11 boards while Michigan exploded in the second half to beat Maryland 84-73. The new student simply couldn’t miss, shooting 10 to 11 from the field and 6 to 7 from the free throw line.
“[Dickinson] He was big physically and only had an effect on the match, ”Ayala said.“ I thought we played with the scouting report that the coaches gave us. Hunter defeated us as a team. We should be better at helping each other at home and these big men. “
Michigan got into the game pays off more than 50% of the ground and started no different at College Park.
In the first seven minutes of the match, Wolverines’ team led by a 16-7 lead, with Eric Ayala being the only Terrapin to score on the scoresheet. In all, Michigan carried out six of the first 10 shots of the evening, while Ayala was responsible for the first three buckets from Maryland.
Donta Scott sunk three goals from the right wing on the first media time out to become the first Ayala teammate to score a bucket. Wolverines answered with a field goal at the other end, but Scott returned with a fake delivery and three from the left wing, making it a 19-13 ball game.
Maryland became hot from there as it expanded its long-range success, making four out of five successive three-point attempts.
Things soured in the second half of the first half, with Dickinson supporting Aaron Wiggins under the basket and putting her inside. Coach Joan Howard was near the half of the field talking on the bench in Maryland, and his jaw back and forth resulted in some technical issues for both seats.
As the tension in the game continued, tensions continued to rise. Mark Torgon was called for a technical foul after a loose ball foul counted against Sage Hart after a missed corner kick. Dickinson would also release a tech bug after he repeatedly looked and spoke towards the Maryland seat after scoring.
“It was only one of those nights when it got emotional,” said Torgon. “When there are no fans, everything is heard. Maybe if there were fans in the building some of this would pass, but it was an emotional game.”
Michigan carried a 46-44 bullet into the locker room in the first half as Wolverines and Terrapins fired 58.3% and 51.6%, respectively. Maryland marked seven other shot attempts, including a 9-of-11 lights-out from three-point range.
From the break, a blocked shot against Dickinson and another spin in Wolverine gave Mariand the opportunity to take advantage. Aaron Wiggins gets the ball at the end of the attack after a few switches and realizes that he had a mismatch with Dickinson on him. He fake an engine and softly backed off while Dickinson watched the ledge and sank three pointers to give the Terps their first in-game lead at 47-46.
The Wolverines worked in a 10-0 race to fight Maryland as they advanced 54-50 and ended up slashing out a tailgate and being slammed by Eli Brooks. While bench hopping and swinging at celebration, Jairus Hamilton was calm and rebellious as he sank a quick mid-range jump to return Terps to the board and put the lead back to four.
Michigan responded to TRIPS ‘response 13-0, with Dickinson scoring six points, including Sure Chance, 1 and Slam.
“We have doubled down [Dickinson] A little bit, but he’s a great passer, “said Torgon.” A few times, he scored against the double team with two players guarding him. We were changing the ball screens in the small squad and he got an attacking rebound on a goalkeeper. It was amazing. “
Out of the media timeout of less than eight years, Dickinson hit two free throws and a throw-in as part of a short 6-0 run in Michigan that extended to 19-2, making the game far-fetched, 79-61, with 5: 20 remaining.
Three things to know
1. Maryland couldn’t sustain its success from the depths. After a slow start in the opening minutes of Thursday’s competition, the Terps were finally starting to warm up from past the arc in the first half. Maryland turned in nine of his first 11 three-point attempts, with Scott achieving 4 of 4 depths in the first 20 minutes of play. However, as Michigan’s defense improved, the shooting disappeared, with Terps hitting 4 of 11 of three in the second half and 13-22 in the match.
2. Terps struggled to defend inland. After an inspiring defensive performance against an attack-laden Wisconsin team three days earlier, the Terps were repeatedly defeated by dribbling against the Wolverines and allowed easy substitutes at the edge. Michigan manages to reach the paint seemingly easily at times, allowing Dickinson to perform the job and the team to score 42 paint points.
“It wasn’t as difficult as we mentioned,” Scott said, “but we lacked some parts that we had to pick up.” “[Dickinson] He made some hard rebounds and got some bouncing balls that we should have had but we have to move on to the next stage. “
3. Free throws remain a problem. Maryland has always lacked a charity tape this season, and it was finally taken advantage of by a good free throw team. Having hit 69.6 percent off the streak this season, Maryland finished near its average Thursday night, turning in just four of six attempts. On the contrary, Michigan was in the free throw line throughout the match, being close to 18 on 20.
“We made them against Wisconsin at a tough time,” said Torgon. “Tonight, we only shot six. It’s going to be tough when you can only shoot six and hit 16 and a half. We have to figure out how to get there more.”