Terps get back on the court with home game against NJIT

December 21, 2010

NJIT at Maryland

When: Tonight, 8

Radio: 105.7 FM, 1300 AM

Outlook: The Terps (7-4) return to action after a 10-day layoff with the Highlanders (2-6), who have not won on the road this season. Maryland has been led by sophomore Jordan Williams, who has nine double-doubles this season and five in a row. Senior Dino Gregory leads the Terps in blocks (19) and steals (14).

"I think Dino, first of all, has done a great job for us," Maryland coach Gary Williams said Tuesday, according to the university website. "He's been a defensive stopper on the inside and with Jordan [Williams] … it's giving us a good rebounding tandem."

Maryland is coming off a disappointing 79-75 loss to Boston College in its ACC opener, and is in the midst of playing just two games in the 18 days leading up to it games at No. 1 Duke on Jan. 9. Williams said he has emphasized making practices match the intensity of games during down periods, as the Terps have had trouble closing out games against elite opponents.

"We know what we have to work on and we have to do that every day," he said. "We can't just do it [tonight.] … But that's the only way. We proved that we can play with good teams but we haven't proven we can beat those teams."

Senior guard Jheryl Wilson leads NJIT with 11.1 points per game. Two Maryland natives P.J. Miller (Fort Washington) and Dytana Johnston (Waldorf) start for the Highlanders.

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