Saturday, February 26, 2005

The Terpblogging 2

Not looking like a good day for the Terps. We're on the bubble (again, just like last year), and have only two games left before the ACC tournament. It looks to me like the team will have to win 2 out of 3, if not 3 out of 4 in order to get to March Madness.

That would be so simple, if tomorrow's opponent wasn't UNC. Absolutely terrific. For those who can't remember, North Carolina defeated Maryland 109-75. To be fair, it was in Chapel Hill. However, I'm doubting that the Terps can actually beat UNC, even at home. If Maryland does somehow win tomorrow, they're in. If not, then the game March 5 at Virginia Tech becomes yet another must-win. If they lose both of these games, then they're not going to the NCAA tournament. A win at VT would also most likely have to be followed up with at least one win in the ACC tournament. In that case, the opponent would have to be either Duke or Virginia. Not good odds, but it's still a possibility.

Let's see what else is going on in the world of College Hoops.

Sportsline's Gregg Doyel writes a great piece on the John Chaney debacle of last week. All I can add is "My sentiments exactly." Coming from a student at a college where NCAA basketball is king, I have to say that this is not the message any high-schooler looking to 'ball in college should be getting. Chaney's had a good career - perhaps it's time to call it a night.

Duke scored only 58 points in a victory over St. John's today. I don't even know what to make about that, other than St. John's beat a team (N.C. State) that swept a team (Maryland), who swept Duke. So maybe the game SHOULD have been even closer. Just shows how far the ACC has fallen.

Connecticut-Pittsburgh should be a good game, as always. If I had a television, that's the game I'd be watching today. Since it's not the Big East tournament, I'll give the nod to Pitt. (Update: UConn's pulled out to an early lead) That's the game you should be watching too.

As for the Terps, we'll see, tomorrow night at 5:30. Here's hoping for an overtime game, since we tend to win those. ^_^

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