Monday, December 05, 2005

Post game BB&T

What an atrocious display for Maryland. They played like a team of freshman and sophomores. McCray was a total non-factor in the first half, DJ pressed and turned the ball over, the frontcourt and bench for Maryland was dominated by GW, Nik Caner-Medley was unable to guard the quicker and athletic GW players, Travis Garrison couldn't hit his free throws; in short it was a total team effort. Even Gary Williams misused his bench and didn't switch over to the zone defense quick enough in the first half. Let's not make GW out to be a great team to mitigate the loss either. At best the Colonials are a round of 32 type of team. Maryland must improve dramatically to contend in the ACC.

The perspective is that this games doesn't mean much in the framework of the season. The Boston College game on Sunday is a game with much more meaning for the postseason hopes of the Terrapins.

Call it sour grapes, but the officiating in this game was a disgrace. The referees let the game turn into a rugby match. There was literally blood on the floor during the game. There were several missed calls including a technical foul on Mensah-Bonsu for slapping the backboard after a dunk. The bad calls went both ways.

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