NCAA Screw Job

I don't even know where to start.  The Terps got served one of the most unfair seeding in recent history.  A team with a 2-0 record against the Big 12, including a win against the conference champion, got seeded behind three Big 12 teams. 

If only that were the only insult.  The Terps got shipped in Kentucky's side of the draw too. A top 10 team with a 12 RPI got seeded 14th.  Double You Tee Eff, NCAA?

Now it is time to make lemonade out lemons.  The Terps have a tough opening game against Valpo and then a likely matchup against a good West Virginia squad.  The Mountaineers are the 5th best offensive rebounding squad in the country and that's an area where the Terps are particularly weak. Uh Oh. 

Hopefully, Maryland will use this snub as a point of motivation and get to the Sweet 16 anyway.  If they do, they'll get to play the role of David against Kentucky's Goliath. 

At least that would be a good measure of where we are heading into next year.

Author: Jeremy | 3/15/2015 7:39:54 PM |

Big Ten Semifinals

It was a great night at the United Center.  The Terps didn't trail after the score was 13-10 Indiana early in the first half. In what has become this team's signature, the Terps kept Indiana at arms length but were never able to pull away until the final minute.  Ken Pomeroy and the other basketball quants call this Terps team the luckiest in A [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/13/2015 10:05:20 PM |

Big Ten Quarterfinals Thread

For the first time since I was a junior in college, I will get to see the Maryland Terrapins play in their conference tournament.  The Terps check in as a #2 seed but I expect the matchup to be much more difficult than the standard 2/7 fare. Unfortunately, Maryland does not matchup well with Indiana.  IU's guards are quicker than Maryland's and [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/13/2015 10:50:10 AM |

#10 Maryland vs Nebraska

Both #9 Kansas and #8 Wichita State lost yesterday.  That means Maryland could be a top 8 team heading into the Big Ten Tournament if they can take care of business in Lincoln tonight. Maryland has won 6 in a row.  Nebraska has lost 7 in a row.  On paper, the Terps should roll.  We know that won't happen.  Maryland has turned in a season for the [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/8/2015 9:04:20 AM |

#10 Maryland vs Rutgers

We are in the home stretch folks.  The Terps play two winnable road games before heading to Chicago for the Big Ten Tournament.  Rutgers played the Terps close in College Park earlier in the year but they are a vastly inferior team.  Maryland should win easily and I expect a decent away crowd with all of the NY/NJ alumni heading to New Brunswick.  [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/3/2015 10:21:53 AM |

#14 Maryland vs Michigan

Tuesday's game will forever be known as the Dez Wells Game.  What a performance he turned in. He willed the Terps to victory.  The crowd was electric.  Apparently, all that's needed to get the students to turn out for a game is a coordinated flash mob but I digress. The Terps are now poised to earn a protected seen in the NCAAs.  Maryland has to [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/27/2015 10:34:17 AM |

#14 Maryland vs #5 Wisconsin

The big game is here.  The Terps are desperate to prove that they can beat a good team following some disheartening blowout road losses and a few close wins against conference bottom feeders. There are many doubters out there (Seth Davis being the most prominent). From where I sit, I have seen the Terps improve their shooting dramatically over t [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/22/2015 9:08:07 PM |

#16 Maryland vs Nebraska

After watching last night's epic Duke v North Carolina game, it is a little hard to stomach an underwhelming conference opponent like Nebraska coming to town.  Don't get me wrong.  This Nebraska squad is a decent one, it's just they aren't Duke or Carolina.  We are all excited about being a part of the Big Ten but the timing here hurts a bit.  Hard [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/19/2015 9:26:40 AM |

#19 Maryland vs Penn State

The Terps pulled out a close one on Wednesday against a capable and talented Indiana squad.  It was the first game in nearly a month where Maryland's big three all played well. Damonte Dodd reemerged as a defensive presence and Jared Nickens finally found his stroke.  All of that translated into a win despite the Terps giving up 15 offensive reboun [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/14/2015 7:34:04 AM |

#19 Maryland vs Indiana

Somehow Maryland is still a ranked a team.  They haven't played well in nearly a month and there is no indication that anything is close to changing. The team has fallen behind by 10+ in the first half in 4 of their last 5 games.  Nothing is going right.  The defense is disjointed.  The offense is a mess. Tomorrow's game against Indiana is crit [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/10/2015 5:15:43 PM |
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