This October 31st, the Maryland Terrapins have a real Treat in store for Turtle fans! Just when the BasketCases thought the Terps' schedule couldn't get any more challenging . . . or more interesting . . . it did, and it did! At 7 PM Halloween evening, the Terps will be the first college team to play host to the USA Basketball Senior National Team on their 8 game college tour.
"Among the possible players who will play in College Park in a red, white and blue uniform are local fan favorites Alana Beard and DeLisha Milton-Jones from the WNBA's Washington Mystics, as well as, Olympic gold medalists . . .Katie Smith, Sue Bird, Swin Cash . . ., Diana Taurasi and Tina Thompson. The 12-member team will be announced at a later date."Though the Terps should be wearing the home white, three of their players are no strangers to USA Basketball's red, white and blue. As our loyal blog readers know, Crystal Langhorne and Laura Harper won Gold medals this summer with the USA U21 team at the FIBA World Championships, while Marissa Coleman brought home another Gold as a member of the USA Pan American team. With that kind of international experience, the BasketCases think Lang, Harp and Marissa (and their teammates) might just have a few Tricks of their own to show USA Basketball's Senior citizens. In any event, it should be a F-U-N Halloween night for Terps fans!
Tickets for the exhibition game are available from the Maryland ticket office (1-800-IM-A-TERP) or online at http://www.umterps.com/.
Thursday Update: More Good News . . . if you are a Maryland season ticket holder, the exhibition vs Team USA is included in your season ticket package! So, if you've been putting off buying your season tickets, you'd better get them soon . . . before all the great seats are gone!