They (BC) played with poise, patience, and discipline...3 things the terps have lacked all season.Talk to Turgeon. There are plenty of teams with young players that play with far more of each of those attributes than the Terps do.
Yesterday postgame, he lamented about how he didn't see the readiness in his players' eyes prior to tipoff. Well, Mark, you're getting paid good money to instill that readiness whether the team can find it on their own or not! This team's demeanor really does mirror that of Turgeon's. I guess there's something to be said for calmness and keeping a cool head, but I don't know that the Terps could have come out with any less fight for what was probably the biggest game of the season thus far. I need to see some fire from this group...and not just when things are going in their favor! So you might want to add maturity to your list as well, terpo.Funny you mentioned that Mac...I just got done ready the post-game quotes. The rest of you long-term posters in here..please go back and read them, and see if you can decifer and "tone" from those quotes. Personally I didn't like the tone of
This Maryland team drives me up the wall. We can't make wide open threes, missed layups, we just got out-rebounded by a smaller UVA team, we NEVER get loose balls on the floor. I have no idea how they won against lesser opponents before ACC play. The lack of effort drives me crazy and it makes it nearly impossible to watch. Turge should never let Faust shoot from more than 10 feet away and if he does, grab some pine. Len needs to learn how to catch the ball and grab onto it instead of batting it around like a volleyball. Peshon is next to useless and what in the world is going on with our free throws. The foul line is the same distance away from the basket every time you walk up to it, there's no excuse to shoot as poorly as we have. If anybody has anything to add I'd love to hear it because this team makes it so hard to watch games. Youth is not an excuse, these kids have been playing basketball for years, missing wide open shots didn't get them into Maryland so why are they starting now...<span style="color: #333333; font-style: italic;">
As I have said before, I don't think a Duke loss hurts us at all and i think the committee looks at the total body of work especially over the last 10 games of the seaon and conference tournaments. As long as we don't look bad in losing this game doesn't hurt us, and in fact i think if we look good and still lose by a few we could actually still gain a litte. i think if you go 10-8 yuo have a better than 50/50 chance, and I think if you do that and win 2 games in the ACC tournament you are in. That makes you 12-9 in conference and gives you 24 wins? No 24 win team in a major conference is being left out, and honestly I think the committee would like to put the terps in if they can. There is a long standing basletball tradition here that ha been missing from the NCAA that I think they would like to see there again. We could get a nod if its close between them and someone else. I also don't hink it is the end of the world if we go 8-8 and win one game in the tournament giving us 21 wins and host an NIT game or two.
This season was totally expected after Stoglin left, though I will admit after seeing Wells play so well early I found myself thinking maybe they did have enough even with no PG. Speaking of PG it looks like Turgeon has pulled his favorite move for troubling players, and Howard is suspended for braking some team rule. Unfortuanate as in the past Howard has had some of his best performances against Duke, but he wasn't helping much anyway lately. I think Turgeon may be trying to open a scholarship spot for a recruit he has on the string and this is how he does it. A little cowardly, but it got Stoglin out of here too, which you know he wasn't upset by. I know some didn't like him, and I thought he had to be reigned in on a team like this ALOT, but this teams defense with his offense, even if they only brought him in to stop scoring droughts, could have made a big impact on the WL record. I think we win the first FSU game, and the UVA game for sure and the Kentucky game probably, with a player like Stoglin used the right way. I don't remamber what he did, but I think it was academic related and not team related so he was gone anyway so its a mute point.