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    Default Baltimore Sun: Maryland got its fair share of calls at Minnesota.

    per the Baltimore Sun's "3 Things We Learned" article following last night's game:

    As many calls as Seton Hall and Nebraska got at Xfinity Center, Maryland got its share at Minnesota.

    After both his team’s 78-74 loss to the Pirates on Dec. 22 and its last-second win over the Cornhuskers last week, Turgeon groused about some of the calls the visitors received and the discrepancy in the free-throw shooting.

    While some critics said it was just Turgeon making excuses, there was some legitimacy to his complaints. But it’s hard for a team with so many young players to either know how to draw fouls or get favorable whistles, even at home.

    The Terps got the line 27 times Tuesday against Minnesota, only four more times than the Gophers, but hit 24 free throws compared to just nine for the home team. Cowan alone was 10-for-10.

    Though Maryland still has a tendency to make some bad fouls, and had to survive Fernando picking up his third personal early in the second half, the Terps showed some savvy, especially from two of their freshman.

    On a night when he was quiet offensively and had to fight off some foul trouble himself, point guard Eric Ayala got fouled on a 3-point shot and made all three. Jalen Smith also sold a few of his fouls better than he has and was 7-for-8 from the line.

    Considering some of the scoring droughts Maryland has been known to go through under Turgeon, the best way to avoid them is going to the free-throw line. While the Terps won’t get as many calls as they did Tuesday, hitting nearly as high a percentage will help.

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/...110-story.html

    Go Gophers!!


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    Gabe's second foul call was ridiculous. Murphy's second was pretty bad too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GophersInIowa View Post
    Gabe's second foul call was ridiculous. Murphy's second was pretty bad too.
    There were definitely some bad calls but Murph doesn't do himself any favors by constantly picking up the bad/dumb fouls. He has to learn that he is way too important to this team to spend huge chunks of the game on the bench. He has that bulldog mentality and wants to get the ball all the time which is great but he has to figure out when to let someone else get it and avoid the dumb fouls like the 3rd one he picked up right before half time yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNVCGUY View Post
    There were definitely some bad calls but Murph doesn't do himself any favors by constantly picking up the bad/dumb fouls. He has to learn that he is way too important to this team to spend huge chunks of the game on the bench. He has that bulldog mentality and wants to get the ball all the time which is great but he has to figure out when to let someone else get it and avoid the dumb fouls like the 3rd one he picked up right before half time yesterday.
    GH'ers have been saying this for 4 years now. It's too late for Murph to "learn" if he hasn't by now. It's just the way he is. He won't change miraculously in the second half of his senior year.

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    If the Strib ran this article after a gopher road win, there would be 20 pages of whining about how terrible the media is.

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