This is the post I’ve been dreading. The Terps have been absorbing losses all year long, and with each loss, we’ve been telling ourselves “If such, such, and such happens, we’ll be okay”. Well that ends today. I think the camel’s back has been broken.
The Terrapins are not going to be participating in the NCAA Tournament. I am extremely disappointed in saying that, yet I can’t say that we got gipped, or had our spot stolen. We do not deserve to be there. The process does work. We looked like an NIT team playing a legitimate NCAA Team. And that is what we are.
I do want to give credit to Jordan Williams and Terrell Stoglin, they came to play. I’m not going to hound on who didn’t come to play because the box score can do that for me. But as I sat there watching this game, I couldn’t help but dream about the Stoglin-Howard backcourt, and quite frankly the future does look bright in College Park, just not the immediate future. If Williams stays all four years, I could see this being the last tournament we miss for several years.
Of course, that’s in the future, the present doesn’t look nearly as rosy. Things have gone from bad to worse, and I don’t think there is enough time to reverse them. Oh well. Wait until next year I guess.