Answer: if you're Maryland, Brown can help you shake off a bit of post-holiday rust.
After enjoying a little time away with family and friends -- and more than a week since their last game -- the Terps looked a little rusty in the early going of today's noon-time tip-off at Comcast.
Hosting the Brown Bears in the opening game of this year's Terrapin Classic, Maryland got off to a slow start, falling behind early (but only by a small margin) before shaking off the rust, and then taking a 37-24 lead into the locker room at half time. The Terps looked more like a well-oiled machine after the break, holding the Bears to a mere 12 points in the second half, while scoring 39 of their own. And that was with minutes being spread very evenly among all 8 active Maryland players. Final score: 76-36.
The second game of today's double-bill was literally for the birds, as the Lady Hawks of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore took on the Hawks of Hartford. Speaking of rust, UMES didn't score their first point until 9:39 left in the first half! Ouch. But in all that time, Hartford had only managed to put 10 points up on the board. A real offensive battle. Hartford led at the half 26-15, at which point the BCs decided that we'd seen enough basketball for one day. Hartford eventually won, 53-38, and will face the Terps tomorrow at 4:30 PM in the title game of the Terrapin Classic.
For those driving to Comcast on Saturday, please keep in mind that the men's team will be playing at 12:30 PM, so don't arrive too early for the women's game or you may have to pay to park!
Go Terps . . . Beat the Hawks!