Saturday, November 17, 2012

Road Warriors Woes

The Terps played St. Joe's on the road this afternoon in Philly, and it wasn't pretty.  St. Joe's is an unranked team from a mid-major conference, and the Terps should have beaten them.  However, not only did Maryland lose, but the Terps couldn't even manage to score 50 points.  Final score: St. Joe's 50, Maryland 49.  Congratulations to the Hawks.
Because of family obligations, the BCs were not able to make the trip to the City of Brotherly Love today, and so we were relegated to watching those little Gametracker figures.  Even from those little figures, however, it was clear that this was a dog of a game.  Maryland led for most of it, but not by much, up only 35-30 at the half. 
During the second period, St. Joe's chipped away at that small Maryland lead, and with 4:21 left in the game, went ahead 50-49.  And if you remember from the first paragraph that this was also the final score, then you know that for the last 4 minutes and 21 seconds of the game, neither team scored! In fact, in the entire second half, the Terps scored all of 14 points. (Did we mention that it was a dog of a game?)
There's really nothing good that the BCs can say about this game, except that, because we couldn't be there today, we aren't on a bus right now headed home from Philly. 


At 4:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So here is the question that the Terps will have to decide. Start Chloe and allow Mincy and Thomas to play their natural positions or continue to play them out of position and hope they can get better at it. The problem is you confuse the whole offense when you play them outside of their strength areas. I would rather live with Chloe's mistakes at this point. Is she that horrible at PG at practice? A Thomas IS NOT a PG. Just because you can bring the ball up the court every once in a while doesn't make you a PG. Mincy is a's just dumb. This is not HS ball when you can get a way with that crap.

And the other subject I need to understand is why so many players leave MD? Couldn't we use Bays right now? I mean--this could have been her break out year so why did she leave? Why did Dara Taylor leave when she started at PG for the most part the year before. I really like Brenda Frese but I honesty don't understand why so many players leave her program. MD is often left so thin because of it.

At 7:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

49 total points for the #5 team in the country? 14 second half points? No scoring for either team for the final 4:21? That's not basketball, that's an abomination...

At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently MD is thinking of joining the Big 10:

I think this would be a setback for our team--the rivalries with Duke and North Carolina are so good, and it would be fun to play Notre Dame annually once they join. I hope it doesn't happen.

At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope it doesn't happen either. I think it would hurt with recruiting. The Big 10 isn't a great women's basketball conference.

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

So clearly Chloe must be really unready to start at PG and they don't think she will be ready at any point this season. Why did they recruit her then.

“We know where we’re at. We’re not going to get a point guard this season,” Frese said after a lengthy talk with her team in the visiting locker room. “So we’ve got to do it by committee, and we’ve got to find a way.”


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