The Maryland Terrapins, like they have many times in the Mark Turgeon era, started off slow Wednesday night against Notre Dame.
But the Terps closed the first half by making eight of their final nine shots, including two very emphatic dunks.
The first came from sophomore Eric Ayala, who took the lead pass from forward Jalen Smith following a turnover and finished with a right-hand tomahawk.
The latter came from guard Aaron Wiggins. The sophomore attempted a three-point shot with just a handful of seconds remaining in the half, but realized his shot was off as soon as his feet hit the floor.
Likely making his AAU coach happy, Wiggins followed his shot perfectly, grabbed the rebound and threw down the putback dunk just a couple of seconds before time expired, giving the Terps a 12-point lead at the break.
THAT'S how you follow up your own shot 💪 pic.twitter.com/ihxK4yCT0J— ESPN (@espn) December 5, 2019
If the No. 3 Terps can hang on to their lead, it will be Maryland's first time starting 9-0 in around two decades.
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