Credit Jackson State guard Paris Collins for helping Maryland wake up from its early-game slumber Monday at Xfinity Center.
With one slap of the court, and a few too many words of trash talk, Collins certainly woke up Bruno Fernando and Kevin Huerter.
The court slap occurred midway through the first half, with the Terps holding a 23-21 lead.
That’s when Fernando, Maryland’s new manchild freshman center, took a lob pass from sophomore point guard Anthony Cowan Jr. and jammed it as he was being fouled. His three-point play started a 15-4 run to give the Terps a 38-25 halftime lead.
The trash talking started early and continued as...