Terps Wanna Get Away
No, Maryland isn't flying Southwest to Miami (the team is en route to BWI at the moment, where it will board a charter jet), but the Terps sure have embraced the airline's old motto.
Remember those commercials? Something embarrassing would happen to some poor man or woman and then the voiceover would pipe in that if he or she truly wanted to escape all troubles, all they needed to do was book a flight on Southwest and get the heck out of there.
After an unforeseen loss to Morgan State and a comeback win over Georgia Tech during which some fans were audibly less than encouraged by the Terps' efforts, players said this might be just the right time for a road trip. They can bond and all that good stuff. They can gain some more experience playing on the road. They can enjoy the Florida sunshine.
Most importanly, they can play a few games out of the spotlight of their own fanbase.
"Yeah, there’s definitely some pressure playing at home," junior guard Eric Hayes said. "Usually, you play better at home and you’re expected to do better at home. If you don’t perform that way, it’s kind of disappointing. There’s definitely probably more pressure being at home than there is on the road because you don’t really expect to win a whole lot of road games in the ACC."
Maryland went 4-4 in each of the past two seasons on the road in the ACC. How do you think the Terps will fare this year?
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