Mike Ashley of the Terrapin Times joined Nestor to discuss the Terps loss to Wisconsin over the weekend.
While Ashley admits that “the student flash mob was executing better than the Terps” at one point in the first half, he believes that Terrapins fans need to tip their hat to the Badgers in this case..
“I think you have to give Wisconsin a lot of credit,” Ashley said. “That’s a team that’s won seven games in a row, have overcome losing Bo Ryan early in the year as their coach. I think they’ve really adapted.”
“I think it’s more a situation where you have to give Wisconsin credit than talk bad about the Terps at this point.”
As for the rest of the season as we inch closer to March, Ashley does believe that the Terrapins need to toughen up a bit if they’re going to reach all of their goals.
“One thing that I took away was the Diamond Stone incident before the half,” Ashley said. “There was a little bit of badass that this team might need to get to the next level. They have got to play with more of a chip on their shoulder when things get rough with them.”
“Sometimes they have to be able to flip that switch and play a little bit madder, a little bit meaner, and that to me is the missing component to these guys,” Ashley said. “They’ve got Final Four talent but we’ve seen them out-toughed in some key games this year.”
Hear Mike Ashley’s full chat with Nestor Aparicio right here: