Jordan Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds in Maryland’s 80-66 loss at Miami on Wednesday.
Still, he was out of sorts much of the night against Hurricanes center Reggie Johnson and hardly seemed to get much traction in the offense.
At the same time, he managed 17 field goal attempts —- many off-balance or rushed —- so this wasn’t a case of the ball not finding its way into the paint for the Terrapins (18-12, 7-8 ACC).
“Seventeen shots?” coach Gary Williams said. “That’s quite a few shots. you have to put the ball in the basket. Johnson’s a good player. He’s getting better. He’s 300 pounds or whatever he is. He’s good and he’s agile. We tried to play him where he could get to the basket, but he’s got a couple really clever up-and-under things that he’s able to get an angle, and once you get an angle, you’re able to get to the basket.”
The 14 missed shots were easily a season-high for Jordan Williams, who entered the week shooting 53.7 percent from the floor. Williams’ only other night with at least 10 missed shots was a 2-for-13 outing Jan. 12 at Wake Forest.
—- Patrick Stevens