Up Five with 1:20 To Go!

1/13/2008 10:20:54 PM Can a season be defined in one minute and twenty seconds? I think the Terps answered that question on Saturday. Somehow, the Terps grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory by allowing Va Tech to claw back at the end of the game.

A win and the Terps are surging. Five straight wins, (including two on the road) and likely a sixth coming against Wake. Now? The Terps have likely been permanently relegated to the second division, and their fans are faced with the reality of sitting at home come March.

Up five with 1:20 to go....

I just can't get it out of mind. You want a silver lining? Vasquez played terribly. Hayes was out with injury. How many teams could have hung in there on the road with the starting backcourt turnin in a complete no-show? In the end, it doesn't matter. The Terps still lost. Screw the moral victories. They are for losers.

In a season with too many losses, this one hurts the most. The Terps simply can't afford to lose close games. The non-conference debacles of this past December have permanently scarred the Terps record and it can only be rebuilt with quality road wins. What a missed opportunity!

Truth in reporting: I missed the game. My computer is in the shop and that means the SlingBox is out of commission. The irony is not lost on me. By the time that I get my computer back, the need for the Sling Box will likely be gone as the Terps season has most assuredly already unraveled.

If this were the NFL, the Terps would be 3-6 , and be forced to win out in order to make the postseason. I'm not giving up, but I am already talking myself into next year.

That Gus Gilchrist can really play! How depressing. Since when did Terp fans start looking towards next season in mid-January? Damn it to hell.

It will be interesting to see how they bounce back against Wake, but it is too late. The season is now about preparing for next year.
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