It's Over

3/11/2011 8:04:43 PM 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 from the field. Terrell Stoglin made horrendous decisions all night both in shot selection and in how he ran the offense.  He's not a point guard.  He doesn't know how to get his teammates involved. It's either that or he's given up on this team and just thinks he needs do everything on his own.  The bottom line is that he still has a long way to go.

I prefer Pe'Shon Howard running things.  What does it matter?  The season's over.  Let Gary sort it out next fall.  Hopefully, Sterling Gibbs is better than both.

Mosley is who he is.  A 6'3" quasi-wing player who can't shoot the ball.  His accuracy is the same from 5 feet as it is from 20: awful.  It's not sustainable.  What he gives MD defensively, he takes away at the other end.  He's a role player at best.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the officiating.  It was gawd awful.  Just a horrific job all the way around.  If only the missed goaltending call was the worst of it.  The Plumlees went over the back routinely and Singler should have been called for a foul on the loose-ball melee.  Every 50/50 call went Duke's way.  My favorite part of the game was when the sideline reporter du jour commented about how all the UNC fans in the arena were complaining about the officiating.  REEEEAAAAALLLLLLYYYYY?  Shocking.  I hope UNC beats the crap out of Duke on Sunday.

It sucks that Nolan Smith got injured but if he can't go next week, I'm glad that it likely kills Duke's chances of repeating.

I hope this the last year Maryland spends outside the Top 25 for some time.  I'm not willing to bet on it though.  I still haven't seen evidence that the Terps can land big time recruits.  It's getting better but they aren't where they need to be. 
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