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,
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!