Stat breakdown shows Maryland's struggles on road vs. ranked teams

Stat breakdown shows Maryland's struggles on road vs. ranked teams
February 10, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Before Maryland's matchup against No. 17 Virginia on the road in Charlottesville, it's worth mentioning the struggles Terrapin teams have had against ranked teams on the road under head coach Mark Turgeon.

Below is a breakdown of the last 2+ seasons for Maryland in matchups like the one they will face on Monday, courtesy of CSN stats guru Mike Lynch:

                     Maryland              Opponents

Wins                      0                              5

PPG                    57.4                        78.4

FG Pct                36.6                        45.5

3-Pt FG Pct         22.5                        41.9

TO PG                 14.6                        7.6

In addition, all five losses have been by at least 16 points. 

So what's the problem? The most obvious issue is turnovers. With a turnover margin of -8/game, any sort of offensive progress Maryland might be making is negated by the fact that they can't control the basketball.

That could very well be an issue again against Virginia, which ranks third in the country in defensive efficiency and second in the country in point against per game. The steeper the turnover differential, the less likely Maryland is to climb out of the hole it creates.

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