ACC Tournament 2nd Round; Maryland vs Florida State

The Season has come down to the next four days.  Hopefully, Maryland will have games to play this weekend so the diehards get one last hurrah before we head off to the Not In Tournament.  For that to happen, Maryland needs to beat Florida State today.

Both teams are desperate.  Florida State still fancies at-large hopes.  If the Seminoles can make a run into the weekend, maybe they squeak in.  For the Terps, it simpler.  Maryland needs to win the whole damn thing.  Can they do it?  Of course.  Will they? Not likely.

If you are looking for a reason to believe, here goes: The Terps have been competitive in every game they have played for the last month.  Even the last non-competitive game, @ UNC, the Terps played with the Tarheels for the final 36 minutes.  You have to go back to the home loss to Pitt on January 25th to find the last game that Maryland got blown out (Yes, I realize that was a four-point loss, but Maryland was down by double-digits most of the second half and never threatened).

Basically, what I'm telling you is that if Maryland puts it all together and plays with belief like they did against UVA, anything is possible. 

Turgeon has finally realized that he can't keep jamming the motion offense down these player's throats when they don't have the skills to run it.  Maryland has shown a willingness to press and run more and that has allowed the athletes to thrive.  If we can get some good play out of the shooters, the sky is the limit.

It starts today.  A win and we earn a rematch against UVA.  A win there and then we can start to dream.


Author: Jeremy | 3/13/2014 8:30:05 AM |

Maryland Gets Off The Schnide, Beats #5 UVA

It finally happened.  The Terps closed out a close game.  Sure, they nearly blew it in the final sequence of regulation, but they were able to regain their composure and win the game.  That hasn't happened all season. Credit the whole team for playing their roles.  Shaq Cleare had a crucial rebound tip.  Allen and Wells penetrated at will down t [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/9/2014 2:48:06 PM |

Maryland vs Virginia

Maryland is talented enough to beat Virginia today but they won't.  The reason of course is that Virginia believes in themselves and Maryland does not. The staggering number of close games that Maryland has lost this season is cause for alarm. When the game is close down the stretch, the Terps lose their shape completely.  It becomes an offensiv [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/9/2014 8:01:05 AM |

Maryland vs Virginia Tech

Maryland continues to limp along toward the end of the season. The Clemson loss would be demoralizing if it wasn't so predictable.  Quite simply, it is the most frustrating season in Recent memory. The team does not believe in itself.  The last three minutes of a close game are a free for all. Turgeon is at fault for this. The team has not impro [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/4/2014 11:26:43 AM |

Maryland @ Clemson

This team has been so disappointing this season and we've reached the point where the NCAA Tournament has become nothing but a dream.  The Terps have played their way out of the dance regardless of what happens with the last three games.  Nevertheless, the games will be played and Maryland should be able to beat a team like Clemson.  Clemson ha [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/1/2014 7:58:54 AM |

Disappointment. Frustration. Resignation. Apathy. Terps.

I apologize to everyone for not getting a thread up today. It was a pretty wild day for me that included a trip to the ER.  All is good but the Syracuse thread became a casualty. Since we've all seen the result of the game now, we can discuss how far we've fallen this year.  Zero signature wins this season.  A non-existent frontcourt.  A wild Ni [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/24/2014 7:52:21 PM |

Maryland vs Wake Forest

Look, no one believes in moral victories.  Losing by a basket at Duke with questionable officiating is still not good enough.  However, our young Terps competed on Saturday and that's more than they've shown us at any point this year.  The season is not over.  The Terps can actually make they NCAA Tournament if they win out.  Look at the schedu [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/18/2014 3:00:56 PM |

Maryland @ Duke

This is the last Maryland-Duke game for some time.  It's been a great rivalry over the years.  Has it been the best rivalry in college basketball? No.  Has it been it the best in the ACC?  No.  Does that take away from the fact that it has been great?  Not a bit. Circumstances change.  The power conferences have decided that money is more import [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/15/2014 8:55:11 AM |

Maryland @ Virginia

How many times have we been here with this team?  This is not the first time the Terps have strung together some decent performances (3 wins in 4) only in the past, they've fallen flat in a big game where they've had the chance to prove themselves.  Can they buck the trend tonight?  UVA is on fire and is playing like one of the best team in the [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/10/2014 8:40:54 AM |

Maryland vs Florida State

Here we go again. Maryland has yet another opportunity to beat a decent opponent.  FSU waxed the turtles down in Tallahassee and if our boys have any spine; they'll be motivated to show well. We'll see.  I have not seen any evidence that this team is anything but mediocre. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/8/2014 7:30:59 AM |
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