Three Maryland Terrapins to slow down for Indiana basketball on Tuesday

Maryland Terrapins guard Jahmir Young (1). Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Maryland Terrapins guard Jahmir Young (1). Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Indiana basketball will come into Tuesday’s matchup on a five-game winning streak before facing the Maryland Terrapins in College Park. Who do the Hoosiers need to worry about?

The Terrapins have four players averaging 10.0+ points and 4.0+ rebounds. Three of those players are listed below and dissected, but Julian Reese was left off this list, even though he’s the leading rebounder on the team.

While Reese will be matched up with Trayce Jackson-Davis for most of the game, the other player to keep an eye for the Terps is Don Carey, a senior guard that posted 16 points on 4-for-4 shooting from beyond the arc in Saturday’s contest against Nebraska.

It will be a team effort from the Terrapins on Tuesday night, so focusing on certain players may not be the most ideal, but there is one player in particular that the Hoosiers need to slow down if they want a chance to hand Maryland their second home loss of the season.

Here are my three key Maryland Terrapins that the Hoosiers need to slow down for Indiana basketball to come home from College Park with a victory:

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Three Terrapins for Indiana basketball to slow down on Tuesday:

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Maryland Terrapins guard Hakim Hart (13). Mandatory Credit: Brent Skeen-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Hakim Hart – Senior Guard – #13

2022-23 stats: 21 GP, 31.2 MIN, 11.6 PPG, 4.6 REB, 2.0 AST, 1.1 STL, 50.0 FG%, 31.9 3P%

In his last game against Nebraska, Hart shot just 2-for-7 from the field and 0-for-4 from beyond the arc but knocked down all seven of his free throws. Finishing with 11 points, four rebounds, and five assists, Hart had an all-around game even without shooting the ball well.

Last season, Hart played two of his best games of the season against the Hoosiers, averaging 14.5 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the field and 5-for-10 from three-point range. Although those were two losing efforts for Maryland, Hart was effective in those games.

When Hart makes multiple three-pointers in a game this season, the Terrapins are undefeated at 3-0, but when Hart does not make one three-pointer, the Terps are just 2-3 overall and suffered their only home loss this season against No. 16 UCLA on December 14th.

If the Hoosiers limit Hart, they have a chance!