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Posted at 3:44 PM ET, 02/ 2/2011

Maryland vs. Duke: Send us your tweets, photos, videos

By Matt Bonesteel

The Post Now blog is covering everything happening outside of Comcast Center tonight, and they want your tweets, photos and videos. Click on the link for all the details.

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 2, 2011; 3:44 PM ET
 
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Comments

anybody got a link to watch the game? Ice shut down the site I've been using.

Posted by: augustiswest | February 2, 2011 9:00 PM | Report abuse

@august - I'm assuming you're unable to catch the game on ESPN. In that case, try launching ESPN3.com and seeing if the Maryland-Duke game is available in your market - and via your provider. I just tested it successfully down here.

Posted by: Terptwin | February 2, 2011 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Thanks anyway terptwin but my provider is qwest in co and they $uck. Seems customs is cracking down on the pirate streams. I'll have to search harder. Go terps

Posted by: augustiswest | February 2, 2011 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Thanks anyway terptwin but my provider is qwest in co and they $uck. Seems customs is cracking down on the pirate streams. I'll have to search harder. Go terps

Posted by: augustiswest | February 2, 2011 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Refs keeping this game somewhat respectable at 15 pt lead for Duke.

Posted by: ianplittle35 | February 2, 2011 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Well, I can't take it anymore. We are getting the sh't kicked out of us and I am boiling over. No fun to watch a game like this and sucks that it has to start at 9:00. So I'm signing off because I can't stand this and yes I have no faith.

Posted by: petecard | February 2, 2011 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Well, at least they're showing some fight. That 10-2 run just reduced the deficit to 7 by half-time.

There's no question that we're going to have to start making some outside shots. What's it been...a game and half already?

Posted by: Terptwin | February 2, 2011 10:07 PM | Report abuse

JW is a machine inside. Just look at the foul trouble he has created for Duke. I just wonder if he has time to sit any of their starters for good tonight. Ah, wishful thinking!

Posted by: Terptwin | February 2, 2011 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Well, the Terps lost big tonight, but it wasn't for lack of trying. We can be proud of our team's strong inside game and presence on the line. (Congrats to Jordan Williams on his 19th double-double!) All our boys can do is keep their heads up, keep fighting and strive for better results.

Posted by: Terptwin | February 2, 2011 11:15 PM | Report abuse

MD doesn't have the players that Duke has---Duke has 9 scholarship players. They were all highly ranked players coming out of high school. Singler was the best High School player in the country his Senior year.Now tell me all of those guys have the goods to get in there....and stay in Duke. They don't, but they take great care of em to keep em in school. Well coached too. I will tell ya how to stop the students from doing the F*** Duke cheer and the Hey you S**k cheer--sell their tickets to the public next year--until they stop. This has become an embarassment--when Coach asks the students to stop and they ignore him and do it anyway-pathetic. Gary looked visibly upset while they were chanting. The Duke students can do whatever they want--they set the standard for foul--always have. But when K asks em to tone it down--they do. Our kids should hold themselves to a higher standard. This is all supposed to be fun--but the behavior is hurting the image of the school---and the students that go there, I guess they dont care!! Very sad

Posted by: beardown29 | February 3, 2011 12:40 AM | Report abuse

I'm not excusing the Maryland students behavior, but you are not going to sell the entire student bodies tickets to the general public. That's completely irrational. If you took out the students, you are taking out the home court advantage. Short of ejecting and holding students who go over the line (as in usually criminal) to university sanctions, there's not a whole that can be done. Can you single out someone who uses an F bomb?

I know Maryland fans are going to get on my case for saying this and I don't know how responsive Duke students are to Coach K, but there is a major difference. Duke is an elite private school with a smaller gym and much smaller student population. It is easier to reach students on a personal level there. On the otherhand, you can't reasonably expect to reach the masses at Maryland.

Posted by: break20 | February 3, 2011 1:24 AM | Report abuse

Glad I shut it off. Too aggravating to watch.

Posted by: petecard | February 3, 2011 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Glad I went, great time. But its so obvious that we just dont have the players to compete with the top schools. Gary = terrible recruiter, so until he leaves, we will be NIT and early exit from NCAA every year. If you guys that love Gary are happy with occassionally upsetting Duke or a ranked team, instead of truly competing with them and being a Top 20 team every year, then youve got your man.

As for the people that say he gets more out of less, well not last night and not at all this year. Plus, I know you like to put down the McD All-Americans, but they look pretty good kicking our butts last night, plus 2 of the starters for Duke are from DC/MD, and I think K Irving is too, way to keep the talent local Gary!!!

Also, for the ones saying Gary coaches them up and develops them....anyone watching the "progression" of Mosely, Tucker, Bowie...how do you get worse in 3 or 4 years???

Sounds like all we have to do is win out or win the ACC tourn to get into the NCAA's, great place to be, Thanks Gary!!! Nothing like another bubble year, again!!!

Posted by: cm88 | February 3, 2011 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Here's my take on last night's game...

The Terps offense was pretty solid in generating open looks for both jump shooters and layups. All of the guards were doing a great job of penetrating, and while Duke was pretty disciplined in sticking with JW, it opened up opportunities for other players to score. In general, the guards did a good job of at least looking down low as the first option in just about every set, even if they failed to make entry passes when they presented themselves. However, the Terps just weren't making their shots last night. Missed layups, missed short jumpers, and botched wide open 3's, plagued the Terps, and one missed shot seemed to snowball into succeeding possessions, which allowed Duke to stretch the lead with runs.

Pe'Shon Howard had a pretty solid game from the point, but probably could have been a little more aggressive to create his own shot. He also is still a little too loose with the ball when setting up offensive sets.

Stoglin was average tonight, which is not good enough against Duke. His biggest mistake came in the first half when he attempted to drive from the corner, but was forced to the right by Curry, and took an ill-advised long 2-point jumper. His penetration from the top of the key was good most of the night. On the defensive end, both Stoglin and Howard were the primary reason the Terps found themselves in a hole. The continued to double off Dawkins and Curry, which allowed Duke to have wide-open 3's to extend the lead. I would much rather see these two stick with their shooters and give up dunks than continuously double down and allow a hot-shooting team to hit 3's.

Bowie was back to his 2008 self, missing easy layups on his left hand, but making difficult shots. He did actually demonstrate an ability to drive right, which should keep defenses a little more honest down the stretch.

Tucker was pretty terrible. He created an empty trip by missing two free throws, and made some bad decisions from the perimeter. His defense on Smith was good when he was in, but his offensive struggles forced Gary to keep him on the bench for long stretches.

Mosely should never been assigned the guard on Singler. Singler ate him up, and because he got confidence early, he was willing to take shots in the second half that just killed the Terps. The missed layup late in the second half was the last straw the ended the Terps' chances of getting back in the game. He's made a habit of missing easy layups, a trend that needs to change.

Dine played a pretty solid game defensively, and was the one who finally shut off Singler late in the game. He was getting open shots in his range that just weren't dropping, though, which allowed Duke to create separation in the 1st half.

Hawk and Padgett play some good minutes, but they didn't do enough defensively to stay on the floor. JP even made a free throw depite almost hitting the scoreboard with a ridiculous arc...

Posted by: Russtinator | February 3, 2011 10:26 AM | Report abuse

...I was surprised how evern the officiating was in this game. Both teams got their fair share of questionable calls. However, Duke always seemed to get the questionable call at a critical juncture of the game. The block/charge on Stoglin after the Terps had gotten back in the game in the second half was a huge momentum killer. Not only were 2 points taken off the board, which would have gotten the lead down to 5, possibly 4 with the free throw, but Singler would have been saddled with his 4th foul, and a probable trip to the bench with more than 9 minutes left in the game. However, while calls went both ways, there was a strange inconsistancy in stretches from the officials. One stretch, they were calling everything, while another stretch they were calling nothing. It caused to game to have a strange flow, which also favored Duke and their more-seasoned, polished shooters like Smith and Singler.

What really killed the Terps though, was rebounding and getting loose balls. It seemed that Duke got just about every 50/50 ball, and made the most of every offensive rebound. Two of the offensive rebounds led directly to made 3's, while another let to a 3-point play on a foul and made free-throw. I was surprised how well the Plumlees were able to contain JW on the glass, and while he still got 10 rebounds, he probably had another 6-8 that either slipped through his hands or missed altogether because he kept getting pushed under the basket by the Plumlees. The box score shows that Singler and Smith were key on the offensive end, but it was really the Plumlees that won that game for Duke. Without their containment of JW, I think that's a different game.

What really stings is the final score, and the fact that the selection committee will see 2 blow-out home losses on the Terps' record. Anyone who watched that game knows that Duke was not 18 points better than the Terps, but that's what the record will show, and it's gonig to be difficult to shake that impression.

Duke came out last night and played with an intensity that the Terps were unable to match for the entire game, and it's unfortunate, because I think if St. John's had not put such a walloping on the Devils on Sunday, they probably don't come into that game quite so focussed. The Terps will need to regroup and avoid a letdown against 2 vastly inferior opponents at home (Wake and Longwood).

This season't not over, and with dozens of other bubble teams failing to get big wins, the Terps will remain in the mix as long as they continue to win the games they're supposed to win. The games in Boston and Blacksburg are now key, with both of them probably necessary to slide the Terps on the right side of the bubble. It's probably now going to take an 11-5 ACC record or 10-6 with a win in Chapel Hill to get the Terps in without a run to the ACC Tournament Finals.

Posted by: Russtinator | February 3, 2011 10:47 AM | Report abuse

The officiating for this game was some of the worst I have ever seen. And yes, MD did get its fair share of horrible calls go there way as well. The goal tending in particular was just a joke. But the Stoglin "charge" was the play of the game. We scored on the next possession to cut it to 5, but had that bucket counted + the free throw (plus Singler's 4th foul), it would have been a 2 point game and a maybe a different outcome in the end. Game changing call. I'm told even Jay Bilas disagreed with it.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 3, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

The officiating for this game was some of the worst I have ever seen. And yes, MD did get its fair share of horrible calls go there way as well. The goal tending in particular was just a joke. But the Stoglin "charge" was the play of the game. We scored on the next possession to cut it to 5, but had that bucket counted + the free throw (plus Singler's 4th foul), it would have been a 2 point game and a maybe a different outcome in the end. Game changing call. I'm told even Jay Bilas disagreed with it.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 3, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

He was initially a little surprised by the call, but when they showed the replay, he gave the officials a verbal reprimand followed by his typical "the block/charge call is one of the hardest in sports." The replay clearly showed Singler jumping forward into Stoglin as he went up for the layup, presumably trying to get out from under the basket so he could be in a legitimate position to take the charge. The baseline official obviously just say were Singler ended up and assumed he much have been far enough out to take the charge. I'm sure Coach K would some beef against the officials too considering that JW had more free throw attempts than the entire Duke team.

I really don't like when a crew establishes tight calls in the first half, and then inexplicably lets things go for various stretches throughout the game. Also, the consistancy of the block/charge call needs to be improved. If Singler got a charge against Stoglin, then there were other close calls in the first half that should have also been charges.

The huddle on the tipped ball out of bounds that Padgett went after was baffling. Really, does it take almost 2 minutes and 3 officials to figure out that a Duke player tipped a pass out of bounds?

Posted by: Russtinator | February 3, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Look we agree about something, Barnie and Russ,,,the officiating was a joke,,,even the Duke fan sitting next to me was shaking his head. Isnt there supposed to be something about getting calls on your home court,,wtf!!!!

Posted by: cm88 | February 3, 2011 3:19 PM | Report abuse

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