BookEnds. Tonight at Comcast, the Terps opened their much-anticipated match-up against Duke with a 17-4 run. Tonight at Comcast, the Terps closed their much-anticipated match-up against Duke with a 17-2 run. In between (perhaps for the sake of ESPN's national television audience) the Terps, shall we say, made it exciting. But all that really matters is MARYLAND BEAT DUKE IN COLLEGE PARK.
This one's in the Books, 85-70 (see above). The 10-year home drought has Ended. Maryland Beat Duke in College Park. Yes, we know we're repeating ourselves, but we just love the sound of that!
You were there (along with about 15,500 other fans). Or you were watching at home, along with countless others. Or you recorded it and have, no doubt, watched the replay. So what can we tell you that you don't already know? You know about the phenomenal performance by Marissa Coleman (tying a career high with 30 points). You know about Kristi Toliver's 21 points & 6 assists. You know about Lang and Harp combining for 29 points and a whole bunch of rebounds. You know what a physical and hard-fought game it was. You know how the Terps found another gear when the game was all tied up with about 6 minutes remaining. And you know that Maryland's win tonight makes them the first team in the country with 20 victories. But most of all, you know how good it feels to witness Maryland Beating Duke in Our House.
And speaking of witnesses, this clash between two ACC powers not surprisingly brought out the WNBA scouts. Mystics GM Linda Hargrove, who holds the sixth pick in April's pro draft, was there, as were NY Liberty Head Coach Patty Coyle and a rep from the Seattle Storm. There's no question that we'll be seeing a number of Terps playing for teams in the WNBA in the years to come, we just don't know yet where they'll be playing.
But enough about the future . . . time to return to the now. Before we call it a night (a very good night), we'd like to leave our readers with one final thought: Maryland Beat Duke at Comcast.
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