With Maryland facing an 0-7 Maryland-Eastern Shore team, it was a chance for Mark Turgeon to tinker with his starting lineup and give some of his bench players substantial minutes.
Senior guard Logan Aronhalt led the Terps with 17 points (6-of-9) in a 100-68 Maryland win over the Hawks. Aronhalt made five of seven attempts from three-point range and has emerged as the best three-point sniper on the team.
Turgeon went with a starting five of Shaq Cleare, James Padgett, Jake Layman, Dez Wells, and Seth Allen.
Despite not starting, freshman Charles Mitchell quietly notched a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Mitchell has been a tremendous force on the glass and is a big reason why Maryland ranked 2nd in the country with 46.4 rpg.
One of the most encouraging performances was that of Layman.
In 22 minutes, the Massachusetts product netted 10 points, grabbed four rebounds, and had an assist. Layman only turned the ball over once and was 2-for-4 from beyond the three-point line.
Guard/forward Nick Faust also had a solid game. Faust scored 10 points and dished out a career-high seven assists for the Terps.
Allen added eight points and eight assists for Maryland.
The Terps will face another MEAC opponent on Saturday afternoon when the South Carolina State Bulldogs come to College Park.