Thursday, February 21, 2013

We Hate to Admit It, but we kinda missed "watching" games on Gametracker.  It's been quite a while since we've "seen" one.  Those little triangular icons -- shooting, rebounding, committing turnovers -- have a way of keeping us on the edge of our seats.  Sometimes minutes go by without any "action" . . . so we get anxious about what's going on (live) that we're missing. Gametracker engages our imaginations in a way that real action doesn't.  Weird, we know, but true.

For example, the Terps were playing Boston College tonight on the road in Chestnut Hill.  After seeing an early 10-point lead reduced to just 4 with a little less than 6 minutes left in the first half, Maryland called a time out.  We stared at our laptop, but nothing, nada, zip was happening on Gametracker.  So the BCs had to imagine what we were missing.  In our heads, we "saw" all those little triangular Maryland players sheepishly heading for the bench.  Then we "saw" a little triangular figure with blonde hair, wearing a suit, going berserk telling the players, in a very animated fashion, what she expected them to do once they returned to the court.  And, whatever the little blonde figure said, the players must have heard -- loud and clear -- because when Gametracker next updated (6 seconds after the time out), Alyssa Thomas had begun an 18-4 Maryland run that sent her team to the locker room at the break up 43-25.

The second half wasn't exactly a nail-biter . . . the Terps increased their lead, played their entire bench (short as it is), and cruised to a 25-point win, 86-61.

In truth, the BCs wish we could've really seen AT play tonight.  Her stat line was amazing: 30 points (a career high), 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks (with only a single turnover and a single personal foul).  AT is such a special player, we never get tired of seeing her play.  Other Maryland players in double figures: T-Hawk finished with 15 points (and grabbed her 1,000th career rebound, making her only the 3rd woman and 4th player in Maryland history to join that special club), Malina had 11, and Alicia had 10.  In other words, a solid all-around team effort. 

And with Duke coming to Comcast on Sunday (3 PM), the Terps will need an exceptional all-around team effort if they want to split the regular season with the Blue Devils.  That game, unlike tonight's, should be a tough, 40-minute battle.  We can't wait!

Go Terps . . . Beat the Devils!


At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It also sounds like Hawkins recorded her 1,000th rebound tonight--a great milestone for her!

At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you could have watched the game on
monthly fee of I think $15

the BC announcers harped on the fact that the Terp players and coaches were smiling and having fun at the end of the game. I guess they felt the Terps were unsportsmanlike. And they insinuated that the Terps would be taught a lesson on Sunday by Duke.

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Hodie said...

We watched it the same way, and getting to see Alyssa in such a perfect flow was a delight.

Those announcers were so bratty though! They were sniping at us for not pulling our good players at the end, blissfully ignorant of the fact that we don't have five scrubs to put in! They were kind of spitefully wishing an injury on us as punishment for embarrassing them. So not nice.

At 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good bye acc...hello big ten. who cares anymore what bc commentators think or dont think. by the way...if you review the womens bb recruiting there is a very limited number of top ten women going to big ten. we have by far the best class coming up compared to the big ten and we should do well there competitively...looking forward to it.

At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being in the Big 10 is going to mean bad women's bb. Oh, I can hardly wait. Thanks, Loh. This alum is hopeful, but highly dubious, that the move will work out.


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