Monday, December 03, 2007

10-1. A disappointing night for Maryland in the RAC, as Rutgers' defense trumped the Terps' offense, 68-60. The Scarlet Knights held the Terrapins to 20 points below their average, doing what Rutgers does best . . . disrupting offenses, contesting every pass, denying transition opportunities . . . and getting into their opponent's head.

Maryland entered the locker room at half-time with a 10 point lead, but after the break saw that lead quickly disappear. Although Maryland was able to get the lead back up to 10 points, Rutgers again closed up the gap, and the Terps could not come back a second time.

Tonight the Scarlet Knights executed when it counted and came away with the win. But a game like this one, though terribly disappointing for the Terps, could very well be a learning opportunity and a source of motivation that we hope will stand them in good stead in March and April. Rutgers vs Maryland in the Final 4? Sounds good to us!


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