December 4, 2013

The (ball) pressure will get to you

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COLUMBUS, Ohio--There were towels thrown and a technical drawn, errant passes and turnovers a plenty, and at the end, one exasperated coach talking to the media.

Such is often the life, a life that was made even more difficult Wednesday night with the starting point guard out with a broken foot, when playing against Ohio State,

The No. 3 ranked Buckeyes beat Maryland, 76-60, in a matchup of future conference foes in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge at Value City Arena. The Terps (5-3) came into the contest missing their floor leader, sophomore Seth Allen, and ball handling has been an issue for Mark Turgeon's team all season. That's not an issue you want to have against Ohio State (7-0).

"(Ohio State) had 25 points off turnovers. How do you think we handled (the pressure)?" Turgeon said sarcastically.

Aaron Craft, guarding Maryland's best player Dez Wells, a natural shooting guard forced to play point due to the injury to Allen, had five steals, troubling every Terrapin ball handler that crossed his path.

"Craft was in total control of the game," Turgeon said.


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