Terps Not Good Enough For NIT

Before the floodgates of self-immolation open; let's remember that, for the first time, the NIT reserved 14 bids to regular season conference champions that did not qualify for the NCAAs.   Basically, the Terps would likely have been "invited" in previous years; but the rule change likely left them out.

Still, that means that the Terps were worse than the 86th team in the country in the estimation of the selection committee (68 teams in the NCAA + 18 at-large NIT teams).  UGH.  I know being left out is largely symbolic; but this feels like rock bottom.

There is something called the CBI for teams that get left out of the NIT (shuttering); but I hope that the University has the good sense to turn down the invitation.  It's an embarrassment for a team less than 10 years removed from a National Championship to accept a bid to the CBI.

If I were Gary Williams; I'd be buying plane tickets to the hometowns of each of the Top 10 recruits in the class of 2012.  The talent gap is unacceptable and he needs to show some signs of life.  Baylor is not landing Top 20 recruits routinely!

Author: Jeremy | 3/13/2011 6:19:16 PM |

It's Over

As per usual, Maryland killed themselves tonight.  The lack of composure at the free throw line (by the Terps best player) was inexcusable.  It prevented the Terps from getting over the hump and demoralized everyone. 2-10 in the biggest game of the season?  Please. Speaking of 2-10, that's what the Terps next best player shot fro [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/11/2011 8:04:43 PM |

ACC Quarters: It Always Comes Down To Duke

Well, here we are - again.  The Terps entire season is on the line tonight against our hated nemesis.  A win could literally salvage a disappointing season; but it won't be easy or likely. The Terps will need much steadier performances from the freshman guard tandem of Stoglin and Howard.  Another six turnover effort will surely [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/11/2011 9:23:08 AM |

Terps Can't Put NC State Away But Win Anyway

NC State shot 2-17 from three.  That won't happen tomorrow against Duke. NC State took a whopping 80 shots. The Terps actually outrebounded NC State 43-42; but State had 17 offensive rebounds to Maryland's 10.  The Terps also turned the ball over 15 times to State's 8.  If NC State could shoot worth a lick; we'd have gotten blo [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/10/2011 7:21:51 PM | Tags: nc state, acc tournament |

ACC Tournament 1st Round Thread

I'm plugging away at work so I don't have time to write a thorough preview of today's action. Just know that I believe the Terps aren't going anywhere as long as 3 of their top 7 reserves are playing terribly.  Add to it that they are all upperclassmen, and we are toast. For the Terps to mount a run, Cliff Tucker, Adrian Bowie, Sean Mo [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/10/2011 9:22:07 AM |

What Went Wrong

[Image flickrUrl="http://www.flickr.com/photos/insidemdsports/5501148744/" url="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5501148744_15f30d3934.jpg" align="Left" caption="Cliff Tucker's ole` defense is one of the many things we won't miss next year" credit="Inside MD Sports"  width="428" he [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/7/2011 10:39:21 AM |

MD - UVA As We Limp Home

This game could have meant something.  Now it doesn't.  Win or lose, MD needs to win the ACC Tournament.  MD seeding is virtually assured, so the only unknowns for this game are: Will Jordan Williams bounce back from his worst performance of the season? Will Terrell Stoglin continue his stellar play? Will we finally get a game w [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/4/2011 9:34:27 PM | Tags: uva, game thread |

Terps Hit New Low

Every time Maryland loses at Miami, it feels like the program is at rock bottom.  Somehow, tonight's loss feels even worse.  Consider: There were 500 fans at the game.  If it is any solace; the ACC has sunk farther as a conference than the Terps have as a program. Gary got out coached again.  The zone got Maryland back in th [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/2/2011 7:16:02 PM | Tags: frustration, miami |

Miami Thread

The Terps fortunes in South Florida have never been good.  I don't know if it is the nice weather, the allure of South Beach, or the general decline of the Terps program the last seven years. Either way, going down to Miami is not a great place for the Terps to be while they are licking their wounds from the most recent ass-kicking at the [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/2/2011 9:36:52 AM | Tags: miami, game thread, bubble |

Somehow, The Terps Aren't Dead Yet

Joe Lunardi, ESPN's Tournament Oracle, currently lists the Terps as the sixth team to be left out of the Field of 68 in his latest Bracketology update (2/28).  At first glance, that seems ridiculous.  After all, the Terps boast an RPI of 83 and they haven't beaten an opponent in the Top 49 all year.  How is it possible that Lunardi t [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 2/28/2011 1:28:45 PM | Tags: bubble talk, acc tournament |
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