NCAA Tourney Round 1: #6 Maryland vs. #11 Xavier

3/16/2017 1:24:07 PM It's here folks.

The Terps begin their Tournament journey this evening against Xavier. Both teams have struggled down the stretch so there is no momentum heading into the contest.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Terps will not make a deep run if Justin Jackson doesn't get on track. The Terps were virtually unstoppable in January when Jackson was firing on all cylinders. He lost confidence in February and that has extended into March. He needs to figure it out for the Terps to have a chance.

Jackson has a special skill set and he's shown how good he can be. It's all in his head right now. The Terps season depends on it.  Melo can lift us to victory over Xavier if he has a special performance but the team can't make a run if Melo is the only option.  Jackson can score from inside and outside and that opens up the floor for the other shooters.

We are only a couple hours away from finding out how it will play out.

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