Thursday, March 08, 2007

D'oh!

What a painful reminder of the first debacle against Miami, or was this the first? They are so similar it is hard to tell which was which. Miami's no-name frontcourt again outplayed Maryland and stole a ridiculous 19 offensive rebounds for a 42-34 edge on the glass. Maryland shot 57% from the free throw line while Miami got 22 points off foul shots. Maryland also couldn't hit the entire bay in Tampa from the 3-point line, finishing 3-18.

So the Terrapin's seven game winning streak comes against the most unlikely opponent the worst team in the ACC. Miami won't even qualify for the NIT and probably has the least talented roster in the league, yet swept Maryland this season. When you get out worked and out hustled this is the result. Kudos to Frank Haith who got his team focused despite a terrible end of the season. Playing the hottest team in the country probably helped to get his group motivated.

Now Maryland gets to stew for the next three days waiting for selection Sunday.

1 comment:

Willy Mac said...

So, now that we're in the same boat...