Logan Aronhalt knows all too well what his primary purpose is this season for the Maryland basketball team.
Little wonder the savvy graduate student has no plan to alter his game even while dealing with a mini-slump of sorts.
"I'm not going to make any shots if I don't shoot, so I have to keep shooting," Aronhalt said Monday, a day before Boston College visits Comcast Center.
Aronhalt is 2-for-15 over the last four games for the Terrapins (14-4, 2-3 ACC), including 2-for-12 from 3-point range. Before then, Aronhalt was shooting 48.2 percent (27 of 56) overall and 56.5 percent (26 of 46) from 3-point range.
And, yes, these numbers indirectly illustrate a rather bizarre facet of Aronhalt's game --- he's 1 of 13 from inside the 3-point line on the year.
Of course, Maryland didn't bring Aronhalt in to slash to the basket or to take 12-footers. He's part of Maryland's rotation because of his outside shooting, and has missed all four of his 3-point shots over 20 minutes of work in the last two games.
"I think it might be a rhythm thing," Aronhalt said. "I think I just got out of sync a little bit. With the lineups being changed, the minutes have been up and down with everybody on the team. I just have to get back to doing what I did earlier in the season, coming in and taking shots. It's no secret that's what I do. I just have to get back to that."
--- Patrick Stevens