Monday, March 09, 2009

Championship Sunday!

Behind Every Hotel Room Door . . . an early-rising Terps Fan Who Did NOT Come Here to See Her Team Lose!

A quick breakfast, then the fans head over to the Doubletree to wait for the Team to come down!

The Doubletree Lobby turned into a veritable gauntlet of cheering Terps fans!

Assistant Coach Park ran the gauntlet with ease . . . and with a smile!

Drey Mingo (and Kim Rodgers behind her) were among the first players to be greeted by the fans in the lobby.

In Carolina country, Terps require a police escort!

Following Lamont's advice, before tip-off, the Terps scuff mark their territory . . . the Greensboro Coliseum is now known as Comcast South!

Before the game, the Dukies are all smiles.

During the game, not so much. And after, well . . .

When the final buzzer sounded, the "Red Sea" stood and cheered, the cheerleaders and Testudo ran onto the court with flags, the players hugged and jumped for joy . . . while the camera-operators recorded it all!

And then the balloons fell

And confetti rained down!

And players (Lynetta Kizer) hugged friends and family, and cried tears of joy!

Then trophies were handed out to each member of the Championship team.

The nets were cut down!

To the victors go the spoils!

One very happy (and very special) Terps fan looking good in the Championship cap her former teammates climbed into the stands to give to her . . . along with plenty of hugs!

The Championship Pose.

Yemi: "I say, this is all very interesting. But could someone please explain what purpose does it serve to tie a piece of the net to my cap?"

Netta: "This is my balloon . . . and nobody's gonna take it away from me!"

Peggy Toliver: "I got a balloon for Kristi, too!"

"Coach" Wallace with the Championship Trophy.

Time to head home and check up on those toddlers!

A happy Marah spots (and hears!) the fans above her, waving and cheering her all the way to the bus.

And Terps Secret Weapon, Kim Rodgers, finally gets to remove her knee brace.

MVP and MVMom

And the smiling ACC Player of the Year acknowleges the love from the fans, and is one of the last to board the bus.

Photo Credits: DC BasketCases


At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting all those awesome pictures!

At 10:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures- cannot wait to be a Rebounder next season (now that I'm almost done with grad school, I can afford it) and travel with the team and be part of the "sea" of fans!

At 7:51 AM, Anonymous Stewart said...

GREAT pics! Thanks for sharing! On to the NCAAs! And I LOVED the "Red Sea" reference. Nice job!

At 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures! Great job covering the tournament.

At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your photographic skills are matched only by your creativity!! Your coverage is way way way better than a lot of the so-called professionals!! Those in the know turn to DC Basketcases for the real deal!!!

At 1:00 PM, Blogger posting-up said...

Great to see Petey with such a rowdy retinue of Rebounders at the ACC Tourney. I loved Brenda's letter -- it's so great to be appreciated like that. We really do feel like the 6th player out there!

I'm excited for the Bracket announcement on Monday. Hope we storm our way right into the Final Four... and beyond!! Go, Terps!

At 10:47 PM, Blogger xwomynjoc said...

Great job BCs. Love your pics. In case anyone wants more good shots go to Lots of stuff there, also.


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