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Does the Terps' close win have you worried?

Well, that got a bit interesting at the end, didn't it? How are your feelings on the Terrapins after digesting the last two hours?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 6, 2010; 3:44 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Worried? It's the ACC, teams are tough. It's an ACC road-win against a rival. The Terps won by 6 and are ACC Regular Season Champs. Well done, Gary!

Posted by: wwkayaker | March 6, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Just wondering, and it's probably been explained and I have missed it. Why are we the 2nd seed in the tourney? I thought it had something to do with the record against the next highest team. If it's Florida State in 3rd didn't we beat them twice? Thanks for the help.

Posted by: sjm3091 | March 6, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Nope, a letdown was inevitable after the emotion of Wednesday night. GV admitted he was tired after the game--I think the whole team was probably emotionally spent.

13-3, second best conference record in the Gary Williams era and a Conference Regular Season Championship. Well done!

Get back to CP, rest up, get back to practice and let's get after it in Greensboro!

Posted by: PeteinAZ | March 6, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

sjm3091 - the tie breaker is winning percentage against the next best team. Duke and MD both beat VT and FSU, but the Terps lost to Wake and Clemson. We needed GT to make a run because we beat them and they beat Duke. Honestly, I prefer the 2 seed since that means I won't have to take off from work to watch the Friday game, it will be a 7 PM start.

Posted by: TerpFan2001 | March 6, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

The 2nd Tiebreaker Rule from

II. If the two tied teams split their regular season games, the tie is broken by comparing each team's records against the team occupying the highest position in the standings, and then continuing down until one team gains an advantage.

So yes, we are both batting 1.000 against FSU and Virginia Tech, but we split with Clemson and Duke swept. So I believe that's the advantage for Duke.

Posted by: info_stuporhighway | March 6, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

The tie-breaker sucks. Duke lost to GTech and Virginia (or was it NCSU). In eother case those are far worse losses than the Terps' loss at WF in OT.

In my view the tie-breaker should be based on the worst lost.

Posted by: petecard | March 6, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

I still continue to be frustrated by Landon Milbourne's no-show games. He's a senior and we need everyone contributing. Thank god AB is giving us good points off the bench. In order to go far we need more from Landon.

Posted by: paul_jgraham | March 6, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

thanks for the answer(s) - I am fine with the 2nd seed as well - day off on the 1st night and I also like the 7:00pm start as the guys are probably used to that

Posted by: sjm3091 | March 6, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Good to have close games. I'm sure they'll get tested in the big dance. Just play and see what happens

Posted by: spoton1 | March 6, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: spoton1 | March 6, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

the zebra pulled it out for the twerps today

Posted by: mdoughtie22 | March 6, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

lol on the Zebra pulling it out toughtie22 -- how about the UVA coach screwing his kids?

The poll is byond stupid -- it was a gutty win for a team that has played emotionally draining games for 3 weeks now.

Posted by: curlybyrd | March 6, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

'Zebra' just did his job. UVA kid never got both feet down & square to take the charge. Block was the correct call. Really stupid for Bennett to over react like that.

Posted by: erniegogo | March 7, 2010 6:50 AM | Report abuse

Totally agree with paul_jgraham. Landon is capable of doing much better. I think it's key to get him involved early in the offense. He tends to let slow starts manifest the rest of his game. He's too good a player to be as ineffective as he's been the past 3-4 games. And we'll need him come tourney time because opponents are gonna key on GV and Hayes.

Posted by: mjsciann1 | March 7, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

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