Monday, January 14, 2008

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.

Photo Credit: DC BasketCases

11 Comments:

At 11:30 PM, Blogger Kris said...

GREATEST GAME I'VE EVER BEEN TO...could npt have asked for a better atmosphere...WE BEAT DUKE AT COMCAST...I can say that all day

 
At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!!
also saw Lindsay Harding (boo) and Katie Smith (yay) there last night...surprised I didn't see Alana and Currie.

 
At 9:45 AM, Blogger BasketCases said...

Alana was sitting with Linda Hargrove in the media section. As for Mo, it would have been a long commute from where she's playing in Russia. :-)

-- BC

 
At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monique's dad was there and said she was playing in Moscow. Katie seemed to enjoy the 3 point shooting and watched the Mystics commercial with interest.

 
At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any idea why the black tape on both teams uniforms?

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger BasketCases said...

In memory of Wake Forest Coach Skip Prosser, who died this past summer at age 56.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Gene said...

Actually I think the black tape is for Virginia Tech. At least that's why the men wear it.

 
At 1:49 PM, Anonymous mailimd said...

All I can say about last night's game - is that I can't say it very well because my voice is gone!! What a pleasure to see Waner go 1 for 7 from downtown. And it was pure joy to see the much shorter Jade Perry completely shut down Chante Black in the paint. And what can you say about Cole, Lang, Harp, and Toliver? They were beasts on the court last night and played like they were on fire. I watched the Tivo-ed game again when I got home last night and I have to say I enjoyed it almost as much the second time around. Great write-up (as usual) 'Cases! Go Terps!!

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Mr. Jones said...

I was at the game sitting a row behind the Wake Forest men's team right above the home tunnel.

What a great night that was.

 
At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Coleman, all the time. She was amazing!

 
At 12:37 AM, Blogger VP81955 said...

A great night for the Terps; wish I could've been there, but I was working. See you folks at Comcast Sunday for Georgia Tech!

P.S. This is getting a bit ahead of myself, to be sure, but is anyone planning to travel to the regular-season finale at N.C. State on March 2?

 

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