COLLEGE PARK -- The locker room of the Maryland basketball team has taken on a different look in recent days, and so have the Terrapins.
It played out in last night's 75-46 victory over Savannah State (7-12) at Comcast Center, just as it had in a 30-point win over Delaware on Friday. The two-game winning streak, the second since the Terps (8-6) started the season 3-0, followed a three-game losing streak.
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Having missed 18 of 29 shots in his previous three games, Terps sophomore guard Eric Hayes finished 6-for-9 against Savannah State. On three-pointers, Hayes took only two - and missed both.
After starting against Delaware, freshman forward Cliff Tucker was replaced by sophomore Landon Milbourne. Tucker was productive off the bench: seven points, four steals.
Shortening the bench
As his team gets closer to returning to Atlantic Coast Conference competition, Gary Williams appears to be settling on some sort of rotation. That means fewer minutes for several players, especially the freshmen. It appears that only Tucker, guard Adrian Bowie and Braxton Dupree will be part of the rotation - for now.