… the college football season will begin.
The ACC released its 2009 schedules on Thursday. Here is Maryland’s.
Only one idle week for the Terps (Oct. 31) and no Thursday nights this year.
No, I’m not talking about the economy here … I’m talking about Maryland basketball.
OK, I realize that over the last few years I’ve come across as a real pessimist when it comes to the Terps, but let’s face it … they’re certainly not giving fans much to be OPTIMISTIC about, are they?
There’s been very little to get excited about with the Terps since they won the national title in 2002. The improbable run to the ACC Tournament championship in 2004 was one thing, but nothing else has sustained the excitement. For every win over a North Carolina or Duke, there’s a loss to a Morgan State or American.
Let’s look at two words by definition.
*Throw – To propel something through the air by movement of an arm or hand. Example: “I threw a brick through the window (or backboard, for our purposes).
*Shoot – To take aim at a target while kicking, launching or hitting a ball in an attempt to score a goal or point.
Now with that in mind, which of these best defined Saturday’s Georgia Tech-Maryland basketball game, especially as it pertained to the Terrapins.
Need help? Well, Maryland shot (threw?) 31 percent for the game, including a 10-for-40 performance (25 percent) in the first half.
… the Maryland choke that is. How else do you explain a loss to Morgan State? That’s just what this team needed in its last nonconference game of the season.
I’ll go on the record now and say that Maryland finishes 5-11 in the ACC, which would put the Terps’ final record at 16-13. Forget about the four-letter postseason tournament and say hello to the three-letter postseason tournament once again.
But hey … at least it wasn’t the worst upset of Wednesday night. Thanks, BC!