Oh, I still am going to have a hard time writing about this one. I had come to grips with about 7 minutes left, that this was going to be a loss. I was all set to accept the fact the season was over. Then it started happening. The Terps started a ferocious comeback fired by none one other than Greivis Vasquez. He hit the three from the corner, then the two floaters that both put Maryland up. Only this time the Terps were on the wrong end of the buzzer beater. Lucisous’ shot was the dagger that I may never forget. The opportunity was there for the Terps to make a deep run in the tournament, but it just wasn’t meant to be.
The real pain is not that they lost, not that the season is over, but it was the last time we would get to see this team play together. They weren’t the most successful team in Maryland history, but they were a joy to watch, and I am going to miss seeing them play together.
The pain is still very deep with this loss, but I felt the need to put something up. In due time, I will really go more into what this team was and meant to me, but now is not the time. Just know the realization that Maryland’s second all time leading scorer finished his career today is not fun. There are certain players that you wish could stay for a long time, and luckily for us we got 4 years of Vasquez, and his effort, and love of his team, and more importantly everything Maryland will not be forgotten.
Now that the hard part is over, onto another disaster, known as our Bracket Challenge. I have never seen anything like this, and that is what makes the Tournament so special, it just would have been nicer to see Maryland alive, but the Tournament has been great. So good luck to everyone, and keep checking in for updates to the standings.
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Check back during the week, I will break down where everyone stands, and what there chances are to win the big prize. Needless to say, I don’t think I will be the one in the winners circle until the end.