Duke, which has underperformed for much of the season, really came alive during the last ten minutes or so of their game against Florida State on Friday, and carried that momentum into today's semi-final match against Maryland. Although the Terps started strong this afternoon, they were outplayed by Duke for most of the game, losing an early lead and never finding a way to regain control.
So Lang, Harp and the other seniors will leave Maryland with numerous records and accomplishments, including at least one Natty, but without realizing their dream of an ACC Championship. When Marissa left the game in the closing moments and hid her face in her jersey, that told us how bad she felt . . . especially the pain she was feeling for her teammates who won't get another chance to win in Greensboro.