As the season wears on, one thing has become glaringly apparent with this Maryland basketball team: The Terrapins need someone besides sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin to put up some points.
In Maryland’s 84-70 loss to Florida State on Tuesday night, Stoglin scored 27 points to lead the Terrapins in scoring for the 12th time in 17 games this season. Only one other player — freshman guard Nick Faust, with 10 points — reached double figures for Maryland.
When Stoglin made a three-pointer to tie the score at 40 with 18:10 left in the game, he had exactly half of Maryland’s points (HT: Jeff Barker). But Stoglin scored only seven points the rest of the way, and he didn’t score at all in Florida State’s game-deciding 21-5 run over the six minutes that followed his tying three-pointer.
That Stoglin led the Terrapins in scoring again is hardly news: He’s averaging 21.2 points per game, which ranks fifth nationally. But I wanted to find out just how much Maryland is relying upon Stoglin for points, and how that compares to other teams and players both in the ACC and nationally.
This season, Stoglin has scored 30.7 percent of the Terrapins’ points, by a good margin the highest such percentage in the ACC.
Here’s a look at each ACC team’s leading scorer (by total points), and the percentage of their team’s points scored by each player.
|Player||Team||Percentage of team’s points|
|Travis McKie||Wake Forest||25.2|
|Erick Green||Virginia Tech||20.6|
|H. Barnes||North Carolina||19.8|
|Michael Snaer||Florida State||18.8|
|Glen Rice Jr.||Georgia Tech||17.6|
|Lorenzo Brown||N.C. State||16.8|
Here’s how Stoglin stacks up compared with the top 10 national scorers. As you can see, only two of the top 10 contribute a higher percentage of their team’s points than Stoglin.
|Player||Team||Percentage of team’s points||Points per game|
|Damian Lillard||Weber State||32.2||25.5|
|Nate Wolters||South Dakota State||24.8||20.7|
Someone else will certainly have to step up, scoring-wise, should Maryland have any shot at the NCAA tournament (which likely will be decided over the next seven games: at Temple, Duke, Virginia Tech, at Miami, North Carolina, at Clemson, at Duke). But who will it be? Sean Mosley (who was noticeably limping against Florida State)? Faust (who has taken 45 three-pointers, third on the team, but made only 20 percent of them)? Pe’Shon Howard (still working his way back into game shape after the broken foot)?