The Terps have notched their two most impressive wins of the season in the last week. They are growing into themselves.
The last few minutes of the Indiana game were instructive in terms of how far they've come.
During the final 10 minutes, Melo tried to singlehandedly get Maryland back on top. It wasn't working. He'd get into the lane and couldn't finish. A miss or he'd back hacked with no call. It was the freshman who willed the Terps to victory.
The last minute was the Kevin Huerter show. Down two, he drained a clutch three to give Maryland the lead. On the ensuing Indiana possession, he grabbed a rebound and within an instant the ball was past half court dropping right into Anthony Cowan's hands. Terps up three. It was a game-winning pass. How many freshman in the country have the wherewithal to make it?
Cowan played great defense on Blackmon in the final minutes and Justin Jackson was just Justin Jackson. These freshman are special.
It's a little concerning that Melo tried to take over when he should have tried to get everyone involved. In the end, they did what they needed to.
Today, will be interesting. The Terps trounced Illinois on 12/27 but the Illini just dominated Michigan mid week. Road games are NEVER easy and today won't be.
We just need to grind through these winnable road games.
I got to be honest. I needed a bit of a break from Maryland basketball after watching the six minutes of hell on New Year's Day. The team simply stopped playing and gave away an easy win. Sure, the Terps probably have been playing with house money given all the close wins they've had, but that one really hurt. Now, we e got a tough road [...] Read More »
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The Terps play in the venerable Quick Lane Bowl this afternoon in glorious Detroit, Michigan. Maryland and BC are the envy of the sports world as they prepare to take the Field in a cavernous NFL stadium that will be at 25% capacity. I don't have an answer but the NCAA needs to figure out how to make these bowl games more meaningful. For the l [...] Read More »
Maryland renews its relationship with Baltimore tonight when they take on UNC-Charlotte tonight at Royal Farms Arena. Royal Farms Arena was outdated in the 1980s when I used to go to Wrestlemania events there. The fact that it remains an outgoing concern in a top 25 market like Baltimore defies explanation. It's easily the worst multi-purpose [...] Read More »
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Despite another tepid first half, the Terps looked like a power conference team Wednesday night as they ran away from Howard in the second half and cruised to 20+ point win. It was their first blowout win against a D-1 opponent this season. Mikael Cekovsky led the way with 16 points. He displayed a couple of great low post moves and ran the fl [...] Read More »
The Terps will have a tough time coming up with an encore to follow Saturday night's thrilling win over Oklahoma State at the Comcast Center. In what is now becoming routine, the Terps overcame a 12-point deficit to win in the closing seconds. It was the 4th time this season that the Terps overcame a deficit of 9 points or greater (Towson, Ge [...] Read More »