The Maryland men's basketball team won in a nail biter in their first road game of Big Ten conference play. And it was not pretty. There were several moments in last night's 92-91 Maryland win over Illinois where the Terps should have lost. During two moments last night I said out loud "The Terps just lost this game." Then Christmas came early for Mark Turgeon's squad on these two absurd plays.
The first play was the Kevin Huerter turnover with 42 seconds left to go.
I see the “Bear hug” defense is legal now pic.twitter.com/Y6iwBt8haL
— Terps Watch (@TerpsWatch) December 4, 2017
With 4.6 seconds, all Illinois has to do is inbound the ball. That's literally it. Maryland at this point has no timeouts, and assuming Illinois hits at least one free throw, Maryland's hopes would lie in a half court heave with about 2.5 seconds to go. But instead, we have this masterpiece.