The Wheels Fall Off In Miami

What just happened?  I thought I turned on a college basketball game and instead I watched a girl's middle school basketball team take on the Miami Hurricanes.  I deleted all traces of the game from my DVR for fear that it would permeate into my HD TV and somehow destroy it.

Whatever momentum, sense of self, and offensive flow that the Terps developed over the long non-conference stretch is now completely gone.  Maryland looks completely lost.  Every single one of them.  They are turning the ball over and bricking shots. 
 
I know Mark Turgeon is a good coach but it is beyond me how the Terps can look this bad.  I can't imagine a Gary Williams team ever playing a game like this but I'm not about to hang this one completely on the coach. 

The players play the games and they are the ones that looked great against Virginia Tech and Florida State for a half.  We need to remember that this squad is filled with mostly kids under the age of 20.  Wild swings between excellence and putridity are inevitable. 

Thomas Paine, a founding father once said about the darkest days of the American Revolution, "These are the times that try men's souls." Many people are familiar with that quote but not everyone knows the rest of the quote:

"The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."


In summation, the team and fans can't give up.  Turgeon has assembled a team of talented young men.  Turgeon is a good coach. The team will see their way out of it.  If not, the season will be over by the Super Bowl.

Author: Jeremy | 1/13/2013 8:09:11 PM | Tags: basketball, game recap, miami |

Terps Crush Hokies, 94-71

In the history of Maryland basketball, the Terps have had better ACC openers, but I don't remember them. Granted, Virginia Tech is not Duke, but good teams (dare I say great?) blow out average teams and that's what happened today at the Comcast Center. What a dominant performance! Watching the game, you never got the sense that the Hokies ever h [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/5/2013 12:41:41 PM | Tags: virginia tech, basketball, recaps |

Terps Hold On Against Virginia, 27-20

The Terps started brightly only to muddle through a weak 2nd and 3rd quarter; but they held on and play well in the 4th quarter for a huge ACC road win.  Maryland is firmly ensconced in sole possession of first place in the ACC standings. Granted, we are in mid-October but at 4-2, I can actually see my way to an 8-4 record.  It's not as preposte [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 10/13/2012 9:52:45 PM | Tags: football, recap, uva |

Terps Get Big Win Vs Miami 75-70

That was a big win for Mark Turgeon and the Maryland Terrapins.  The PATHETIC home crowd notwithstanding, the Terps came through in the clutch.  It was heartening to see.  Good teams improve as the season goes on and that is what happened this evening.  Instead of the last 5 minutes being the Terrell Stoglin show, the Terps shared the ball and [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/21/2012 8:09:42 PM | Tags: miami, basketball, recap |

Terps Nab Elusive Road Win Vs Tigers

It finally happened for the first time in eight games.  The Terps pulled one off on the road.  Although, before the buzzer, our Jeckyl and Hyde Terps were at it again.  Over the final eight minutes, the Terps gave away a 14 point lead.  Clemson had a shot to win it at the end.  Unbelievable.  I can't figure this team out. Over the first 30 minu [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/7/2012 8:03:31 PM | Tags: clemson, recap |

Refs Steal Game Away From Terps

 OK.  The headline belies reality somewhat.  Terps squandered chances in the second OT but I don't care.  You've got two teams who played their heart out and the referees were not up to the challenge of the moment. The second OT opened with a clear and blatant offensive goaltending call yet the whistle did not blow.  That call alone changed the [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/1/2012 8:41:27 PM | Tags: miami, recap, officials |

Terps Come Up Short, Again

For me, yesterday's loss at the hands of an eminently beatable Temple squad was the first truly frustrating loss of the season. Sure, I've been disappointed with other losses this year, but I always felt the other team was simply the better one and the Terps were learning on the job, so at least the loss was productive Yesterday was different.  It [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/22/2012 8:44:13 AM | Tags: recap, temple, frustration |

Jeckyll and Hyde Terps Hold Off Wake Forest

I'm convinced that these kids are going to give us all heart attacks before the season is through. At least we can't say that we haven't been warned.  Ever since the Terps have gotten to full strength, a familiar pattern has been established.  Often (not always), the Terps run out to a big lead in the first half (see Cornell and Wake), only to go e [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/12/2012 4:16:20 PM | Tags: wake forest, recap, basektball |

Maryland Comes Up Short Against NC State

For large stretches of the game, the Terps played a disjointed, frustrating style.  Stoglin was his usual beast self and kept us in the game.  It was only at the end of the game did he start jacking up shots outside of the offense.  Padgett showed flashes, Len did too but there just was not enough firepower coming from inside the paint. Pad [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 1/8/2012 8:38:37 PM | Tags: nc state, recap |

Terps Pull Away Late as Len Impresses In Debut

At times it wasn't pretty; but the Terps looked like a complete team tonight.  Five players scored in double digits (Howard, Faust, Len, Padgett, Stoglin).  The Terps also dominated on the glass (49-28). Despite the massive rebounding disparity; the game was relatively close. Albany took outstanding care of the basketball only turning the basket [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 12/28/2011 8:05:59 PM | Tags: albany, recap, alex len |
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