Thursday, March 01, 2012

Playing on Thursday

The day started early for the BCs, with our annual road trip to Greensboro for the ACC Tournament. Thankfully, the Terps had a bye today, which meant we could just enjoy the four first round games. The 11 AM contest was the kids' game, and nothing that happened on the court could get the Guilford County school kids out of their seats -- and screaming -- more than the periodic appearances of the ACC Shoe blimp.

In the morning opener, the Tar Heels rolled over Clemson, 90-51.

After lunch, it was the battle of the "States." In this one, NC State came from behind to edge Florida State, 74-71. This was quite possibly senior Cierra Bravard's last college game, as the 'Noles are unlikely to make the NCAA Tournament this year.

In the day's third game -- by this time, it was actually evening -- Wake Forest downed Virginia Tech, 80-74. And then -- finally -- it was time for the nightcap, the game between Virginia and Boston College, which tipped off around 8:30 PM. This was the game Terp fans were waiting for. The winner of this game would meet Maryland tomorrow at 8 PM in round two.

The entire Terps coaching staff was in the house scouting. Plus, Coach B brought all the Maryland players over to watch, as well. That, of course, included, Super Soph Alyssa Thomas who, earlier today, was named ACC Player of the Year! Not a surprise . . . AT has been simply phenomenal all season long. But certainly a great honor. Congratulations to Alyssa! So well deserved.

By the time this fourth game rolled around, the BCs, we confess, were feeling a bit fatigued. So after watching Virginia race out to a dominating lead over Boston College (above), we decided that it would be sufficient to catch the rest of this lopsided game on our hotel TV . . . while we blogged about all the playing on Thursday. After that, what was left on our to-do list was "get some rest." Tomorrow is a big day, with a big game, against a talented opponent. And the BCs -- and all the Maryland fans -- need to be ready!

(Oh, by the way, the Cavs won, 72-41.)

Go Terps . . . Beat the Cavs (on Friday)!

Photo Credit: DC BasketCases


At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for being our window into the 'toonament' & the Terps presence! The spacing of the starting times definitely makes for long days of basketball on Thursday & Friday. Almost time for a siesta between some games if the hotel is close.

Hope the Terps are ready to play & don't look ahead. Nothing harder than beating a rival three times in one season.

Looks like some UNC fans may now put their remaining tickets on sale. Tough loss for the Heels.

At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tough, tough, tough game tonight for the Terps. Very hard to beat a team 3 times. If you do, you are just flat out better.

At 8:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Upset day in Greensboro. Both Duke and Miami go down. Let's hope and pray the Terps can beat UVA for a third time.


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