Maryland guard Hakim Hart has career day as Terps roll to 4-0
Maryland guard Hakim Hart might not have a game like this for the rest of his career.
Hart scored 33 points in Maryland’s 90-54 victory over Saint Peter’s on Friday afternoon. His career high prior to today?
It was 11 points, set last week against Navy.
Hart never scored more than seven points as a freshman last season for Maryland. But this year, he appears ready for a breakout role on one of the most underrated teams in the Big Ten.
He scored those 33 points on just 13 shots. He made 5-of-7 attempts from the 3-point line and 6-of-7 from the charity stripe. Hart also accounted for four steals, three rebounds an assist and zero turnovers.
Jairus Hamilton, Eric Ayala and Donta Scott also scored in double figures for Maryland.
The Terps are now 4-0 in nonconference play, including wins over Old Dominion, Mt. St. Mary’s and Navy. Prior to this game, Maryland was ranked No. 38 in the country according to KenPom.com.
Maryland will be back in action again on Saturday against James Madison. It will face its first power conference opponent of the season on Wednesday against Clemson. The Terps’ Big Ten slate gets underway on Dec. 14 against Rutgers.
Here’s some of the reaction to Hart’s big day:
Final: Maryland 90, Saint Peter's 57
Absolutely brilliant afternoon for Hakim Hart. What a game for him: 33 points on 11-of-13 shooting.
— Emily Giambalvo (@EmilyGiam) December 4, 2020
Solid win for the Terps 90-54 over St. Peter’s. We thank you for playing on short notice. Hakim Hart!! 33!! 11-13, 5-7 from 3. Hello! #terps
— Chick Hernandez (@MrChickSports) December 4, 2020
Quick thoughts from #Terps 90-54 win:
*Hakim Hart's 33 pts is most since Diamond Stone's 39 in '15
*This team can flat out shoot (52% today)
*Donta Scott is developing into a star (14 pts, 12 rebs)
*Jairus Hamiton (15 pts, 8 rebs) does everything well
*Quick turnaround for JMU
— Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinTBD) December 4, 2020
As everyone expected, Hakim Hart — he of the career-high 11 points — shot 11 for 13 and scored 33 points, tying Juan Dixon's career high.
Maryland beats Saint Peter's 90-54.
— Jeff Ermann (@Jeff_Ermann) December 4, 2020
Whatever Hakim Hart drank today. I need some of that. #MichaelsSecretStuff ?
— Mike Cutri (@mikecutricbb) December 4, 2020
Hakim Hart. Buy Stock Now. https://t.co/MWUVLXq8g6
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 4, 2020
The Hakim Hart game
— Danny Piper (@dpiper15) December 4, 2020
Told yall bout that damn Hakim Hart…….The human sniper rifle. Had many a nightmare coaching against him
— DLV302EastSide (@DLV302EastSide) December 4, 2020
— Jason Yellin (@JasonYellin) December 4, 2020