Category: college basketball

Terps @ Georgia Tech

I had the chance to head to Atlanta and the new McCamish Pavilion to see the Terps take on the Yellow Jackets last night.  It was not a good night for the Terps, as they lost 78-68 and it was not that close. Maryland’s hopes for the NCAA tournament took a serious hit with the […]

On Basketball – 4 21 2009

Lefty was a great recruiter, but maybe not the best coach in the world. Gary is a great coach, but maybe not the best recruiter we have ever seen. In this season of renewal, Gary may be bringing in a class that we match anything Lefty could come up with. We have already discussed in […]

Terps Past and Future on Basketball

In the cold gray light of early April, the thoughts in Turtleland look both back and forward. Back is sunnier. 7 years ago we were National Champions. As I said to Mason (who is 7 years of age), “wow seven years is a lifetime in basketball.” Even that Natty, as some folks came to calling […]

We put the “Con” in UConn

It has come to pass that one of the most reviled programs in TerpLand and possibly the nation has been caught. Jim Calhoun and his loyal minions at Connecticut have been hard at work plying the dark side of the basketball force for too long. Through the Rudy Gay saga, the Nate Miles story (see […]

The Tournament is a Holiday

To the left is Miss Kathy. She is the lead teacher for both Jor and Mo. This is from Friday, before West Virginia lost to Dayton. She was leaving school early to watch the game. Tournament time brings out the best in all of us, doesn’t it? Yesterday (Thursday) Jor and Mo left school early […]

AU Goes Dancing

Bender Arena, Washington, DC – The American University defeated visiting Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) 74 – 59 this afternoon to win the Patriot League Tournament and a second consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament. About 5,000 fans jammed into the arena for the 4:45p start. It was a loud, rocking crowd. Holy Cross brought about […]

Un-Mounted by Michael Weiss on Basketball

2.5 seconds. That’s how close Mt St Marys was to returning to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. 2.5 seconds. The Mount came to play, but didnt finish the way they needed too. They led most of the game behind Kelly Beidlers 12 points and a rare offense output of 8 points from […]

No one cares about the NIT

I have heard and read that, “No one cares about the NIT“. For those that don’t know, the NIT stands for the National Invitational Tournament. Into the late 1950’s, the NIT was as prestigious as the NCAA tournament is now. Recently, the NCAA has purchased the NIT. The way this tourney works is that the […]

On Basketball – 3.11.2009

Zoowee momma! Georgetown lost to St Johns again. From top 10 to out of the Big East tournament. What a precipitous fall from grace. No NCAA tournament for the Hoyas. Lost to St Johns twice in a week. On the plus side of the roundball world, Mount Saint Marys (of MD) visits Robert Morris (PA) […]

Is the Sky Falling Again in Terpland?

I am not chicken little, but everytime we lose a basketball game (or football game) the vox populi calls for the coaches head. I am not pollyanna either. Just because we win, does not make everything ok. What we need from the fans and media is a bit of a level head. Hearing Gary from […]