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 the stretch.  Layman was money from the FT line.  It was a team effort.

The win is bittersweet. It demonstrates what could have been had the Terps played this way all season.  By my count, I think Maryland should have at least 7 more wins if they had executed down the stretch in those games (Oregon St, GW, BU, @NCST, @Duke, @Clemson, Syracuse).  Everyone who has followed this team knows that I'm right.  The Terps should be 23-7.  What a shame.

All we can hope for is that the Terps get an injection of confidence from today's win and it propels them towards a nice Tournament run.  They have proven over the last 10 games that they can play with every team in the conference. They've got nothing to lose.

If NC State loses to BC this evening, Maryland will get the #7 seed.  Otherwise, they will play FSU in the 8/9 game.  Not exactly a gimmie but the Terps will need to play their best if they are going to make any kind of run, so the first game doesn't really matter.

Regardless of what happens next weekend, Terp fans should feel better about things heading in the B1G next year.  The Terps will be senior laden and will hopefully have belief that they can win close games.

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 |

Damian Prince Commitment Thread

The Terps failed yet again to beat a decent team on the road so its best to get that taste out of our mouths. Hopefully, the Terps landing a 5 star recruit this morning will help with that.  Damian Prince would be a huge get for Edsall and would give the Terps offensive line and immediate boost heading into the B1G. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/4/2014 8:29:55 PM |
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