If someone hasn’t been quite themselves of late, it’s Maryland forward Landon Milbourne.
There have been foul issues. Then there was Tuesday’s matchup issues with Wake Forest.
“He just hasn’t gotten off to good starts in games,” coach Gary Williams said. “I think if he can get off to a good start, he’ll be fine. I told him to focus on things he can control, like going after the basketball. Shots come to you in a game if you just play the game. If you don’t score in the first four or five minutes, you can’t worry about that.”
The best thing for Milbourne is he won’t have to deal with Wake Forest today in Charlottesville. The Demon Deacons are probably as huge a team as Maryland will have to deal with, and that bodes poorly for Milbourne.
So in retrospect, Milbourne’s two-point night really wasn’t that surprising.
“Wake is big,” Williams said. “They’re just long. A lot of teams are tall, but Wake, they stretch out in a zone. They’re incredible. It was very tough. Those guys, in addition to the size and length, they’re athletes. They get up and down the court. They’re pretty good.”
—- Patrick Stevens