Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Sun Sets on Maryland's Streak. At the end of the day, Duke and Carolina remain the only two unbeatens . . . as the Blue Devils handed the Terrapins a good ole fashioned ass-whupping, 81-62

The better team today was Duke. No excuses. Indeed, Coach Frese had none, graciously saying "we were outworked, out-hustled, out-coached ... you name it." The only good news is that the Terps get a rematch at Comcast on February 18th.


At 3:04 PM, Anonymous betsy said...

Hurricane Brenda downgraded to tropical depression. It wasn't even a fun game to watch as their heads never even seemed to be in the game. I hope Brenda & Co can use this as an incredible teaching opportunity, since every opponent we face from here on out now has a blueprint for shutting us down. Chin up. Onward to Friday night at Comcast!

At 4:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please give us an update on Toliver. I'm so anxious here wanting to know if she's alright.

At 5:19 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...

Anonymous, you can relax a little --- the game report on the Terps' is downplaying the injury to KT, saying it's not serious. Whew!

Betsy, the BasketCases aren't particularly worried about this loss, bad as it was. This team doesn't waste a lot of time on self-pity...they just work harder to get better. We're disappointed, but not discouraged! GO TERPS!


At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update basketcases. After the game I went ballistic all over messageboards to find out about Toliver. Thank goodness she's ok. I know the team's going to bounce back. But watching yesterday's game brings up some concerns about our guards. They seem to...I don't know...not quick enough at both ends of the floor. I don't know if it's nerve or something else. What's your thought on this? And as much as I love them equally as a team, and so much talk about how balance this team is, they have to realize that when things fall apart they have one, and only one go-to player and it's C-Lang. It kept me up last night wondering what could've happened if Crystal touched the ball more. //sigh


P.S. I've been a regular reader for some time. Never posted though. You've got a fun and witty blog going on here. Keep up the good work!

At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh! I just notice I have the same name as the first poster. How coincident! :)

-Betsy no.2

At 5:09 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...

Heavens two Betsys!!

(And thanks for reading.)


At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have no doubt that Terps will learn from this loss and bounce back.
Terps could not win game without playing effective defense. Sure, the officials made rotten calls. That was nothing new. They cannot let bad calls and poor shooting affect your defense.
Look at the stat. Duke FG-FGA was 33-67 and 3-point FG-FGA was 4-16. Terps stat: FG-FGA was 28-74 and 3-PT FG-FGA was 3-18. Terps did more shooting than Duke (except for free throws) Poor shooting and poor defense got their behinds kicked by Duke.

Our starting five Terps had been in a shooting slump since the Miami game. In the Miami game the 5 starters FG/FGA was 22-41; 3-point FG/FGA was 4-12. Our bench Terps FG/FGA 19-30 and 3-point FG/FGA was 7-12.

We believe that if Marissa does not play her game well Terps will have problem beating great teams.

At 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too, didn't get why C-Lang didn't get more touches in the 2nd half! She's money- and Coleman needs to show off some of that versatility more often... she's a great passer and rebounder.
The Terps are a great TEAM and that's what I love about them. But individually they have to recognize when it's neccessary for 'me' to kick into overdrive for my team, and her teammates need to recognize it and push/support that player(s) whoever it is that game. And again- they can't forget Lang... good things happen when she touches the ball. They'll learn from it and press on- they're tough!


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