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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Talkin' Terps: Will Maryland beat Miami?

By Matt Bonesteel

Good afternoon.

As Liz Clarke pointed out in today's print story, Miami's BankUnited Center hasn't exactly been a welcoming place for the Terrapins, who have never won there since the Hurricanes joined the ACC in 2004.

So do you think Maryland will win there tonight? The Hurricanes haven't been strong at home of late: Their last home win was Feb. 5 vs. Virginia, and their last (and only) home win over a team with a winning record in ACC play was against Boston College back on Jan. 15.

Will Maryland win tonight? The floor is yours.

By Matt Bonesteel  | March 2, 2011; 12:20 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Miami hasn't covered the spread in a home game in 7 consecutive games. Make it 8 tonight. Lock of the year.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

No.

Posted by: petecard | March 2, 2011 1:14 PM | Report abuse

What happened to optimistic Pete? I liked him a lot better than Pessimistic Pete. Not that I'm keeping score, but I can't help but notice you were terrified of the Georgia Tech game (which we won in a blowout), were very confident going into the Duke game (which we lost in a blowout) and now have us losing to a sub-par Miami team. Those are some pretty wild swings. We haven't had a bad loss all year or a signature win, but now you're predicting the worst loss for the program in almost 2 years?

What happened to this Pete?
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Feb 2nd, 2011. Our key game of the year. Two freshman PG's, adominant sophomore big man and a smothering defense hand Duke it's second straight loss and catapult the Terps into the national spotlight. Terps go on to a 4/5 seed and make the Sweet 16 for the first time in 8 years. They may even go a little deeper. Look to the future boys...

Posted by: petecard | February 1, 2011 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 1:22 PM | Report abuse

We should win if we defend the 3. That will be the difference and a daunting task for our current team.

Posted by: budandjoyce1 | March 2, 2011 1:25 PM | Report abuse

If the Terps lose tonight to my beloved 'Canes, then they have business even being invited to the NIT.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | March 2, 2011 1:28 PM | Report abuse

This talk about the Terps not making the NIT if they fail to get a bid to the big dance is a just silly. Say we split our remaining 2 games and lose in the opening round of the ACCs...we'd still be one of the top seeds in the NIT. I know some people think there is no difference between a 20-loss season like UNC had a few years ago, but to me, winning 20+ games and a few in the NIT is a lot different than going 10-20 and having no meaningful late season games and no postseason at all.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 1:45 PM | Report abuse

My tongue-in-cheek comment was more about the stinkiness of the 'Canes bball program. That said, if UMD does lose, they are worse than I thought.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | March 2, 2011 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I hope they tear the Canes a new one. I think they will get the win, but it depends on which Terps team shows up.

Hopefully Stoglin continues his recent scoring level, Williams gets the ball and doesn't get into foul trouble, Howard keeps a steady hand, and we get contributions from Moseley, Gregory, Tucker, Palsson, Padgett, and Weijs. I think there is a lot of potential on the bench.

They are still uneven on the foul line, but Williams is coming around, and Stoglin is usually nothin' but net. It all helps.

I love the Terps, and I think this years team could really go fairly deep into the NCAA tourney if they keep it together and gain some momentum during the ACC play.

Posted by: tojo45 | March 2, 2011 1:59 PM | Report abuse

gotcha Poop...my comment was more about those (and there have been several) who claim MD is in danger of missing the NIT.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Do they win? They have to win. Bottom line. Then, assuming they win the UVA game, and their first tourney game against one of the conference's lower-seeded teams, I think they'll be playing for an at-large bid next Friday.

If they do win out, right now it looks like they'll end up with the 6 seed in the conference tourney. That will probably mean that their opponent for that Friday game will be FSU. Definitely the best-case scenario, IMO.

Posted by: p_mcg | March 2, 2011 2:56 PM | Report abuse

TFMA -

just remember, RE made friends with a semi-famous guy who was a former UMCP student.

Brian Tribble....didn't they go on to be biz associates? Dropping the Rayful bomb means facing the Bias bomb. Many a thug has adopted the Oakland Raiders and you did not have to be black to love their brand of Hoyas BB under JTII. They were the show in town and a local mobster went to the games. Happens everywhere. Maybe Petecard knows if Gotti ever went to a Yankees game. Let me tell you, its scary at a Duke home FB game when certain of the Durham locals decide to come.

Reminds me - YOU NEED TO WORK YOUR AD TO MAKE THE HOYAS TERPS AN ANNUAL EVENT. You guys would hate-hate-hate each other more than Duke-UNC-NCST (because three way hate is diluted in choosing who you technically hate less). I mean haaaate each other. Money talks. Do the Hoyas EVER sell out the phone booth? Do they usually come close? Not for charity, but ONLY for the AD bottom line and to save your competitive cheerleading team.

Yes, yes MD will win tonight. Miami has talent and holes, just like MD. If they play perimeter D they win. Miami doesn't have patience when the shot clock gets to 5 seconds or so.

Posted by: Duke-Rulz-1995 | March 2, 2011 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of Brian Tribble. Their hairs on the back of my head stick up when I see him schmoozing along the sideline with former Terps greats during games. To me, he has a lot of nerve showing his face around there. I gotta imagine Gary feels the same way...

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Hell's no.

Posted by: efdelaney | March 2, 2011 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Actually Barno, I knew Brian Tribble as a freshman but lost touch with him sometime during sophomore year. Thereafter we would greet each other with the standard "wow, your still here" and recount others from freshman year that had disappeared. He was childhood friends of one of my college buddies who passed away shortly after college and was a nice, smart guy. They needed to hang SOMEONE, ANYONE for the death of Bias when it was clearly Len's own fault more than anyone else's. You were in sigma chi - didn't any of your other brothers taken a ride to procure contraband substances and subsequently partaken in festivities? It was a witch hunt of epic proportions. Every single person ROLLED on Tribble and he still walked. He went along for a ride with his shy but famous buddy in his buddy's car to buy drugs with his buddy's money and then party in his buddy's room and his buddy dies when no one KNEW you could die from cocaine.

Reagan era. Invading Grenada. Looking for bad guys if only to play the hero. And using it as leverage to rewrite drug laws so that property could be seized. It probably worked in reducing the number of illegal drug users in the country. It probably helped increase the number of people using legal prescription drugs to get happy and stay that way.
but it let ALL of us know that it is possible to die from cocaine.

Tribble's later affiliation with Edmonds pretty much ruined his life from what I recall reading. The guy was on track to graduate, definitely studied, and never could have played the bada$$.

Unfortunately, I told DR1995 about all this stuff back in the 90s and he likes to dredge when Duke loses.

Does he seriously come to the games?

Regards-

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | March 2, 2011 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Hugh...thanks for that. I don't judge or dislike Tribble at all for the drugs. But it's just natural to point the finger at him when he himself admits to giving Len the coke. I'm sure he's a good enough guy, but my point is if I were him I wouldn't go anywhere near MD bball games. He is there almost every game. He's clearly boys with Walt and Johnny Rhodes...2 other fixtures at Comcast.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Nope

Posted by: mofares | March 2, 2011 5:08 PM | Report abuse

No one knew that cocaine was lethal? It's not true - any medical professional, any pharmacologist, most physiologists and many law enforcement people knew perfectly well the stuff was highly dangerous. It's been known since the late nineteenth century, probably earlier. It seems, however, that some knuckleheaded undergraduates didn't know.

As for the lead on Bonesteel's story, what predictive effect on tonight's game can games played at Miami years ago have? It's like saying the arena is an independent factor and helps to predict the outcome of a game. It's nonsense.

As for tonight's game: it seems the odds favor Miami because of their 3 point shooting. It's 50-50 in my book and we'll just have to await the outcome, fingers crossed.

Posted by: AncientTerp | March 2, 2011 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Duke, you also have to remember that Edmonds didnt just "go" to the games...he also befriended and hung out with some of the GTown players like Alonzo Mourning...it became big enough of an issue that JT had to get involved and meet with Rayful Edmond

Posted by: TerpfanMA | March 2, 2011 5:26 PM | Report abuse

and, nobody will ever be able to prove it, but there is a better than average chance that the coke that killed Lenny was brought into the DC area by Rayful

Posted by: TerpfanMA | March 2, 2011 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Barno, it's simple really. The losses have just taken their toll. Tonight I will be watching with my Cane son and for sure one of us is going to want to flip to the Knicks. We never seem to win in Coral Gables. As I mentioned in a post earlier this week or late last, I have shut my emotions down. I care very deeply about Maryland Basketball and all my Big East Pals are having a field day. When I talk about 7/8 years, my frustration is real. For me it's simply awful where we are.

Posted by: petecard | March 2, 2011 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like youre coming over to the dark side to Barno, a couple of weeks ago you where saying you couldnt wait to laugh at us haters that dared think we where going to another NIT, now it sounds like you may be seeing the light. Honestly, I wish you had been right, its not even fun to watch MD in an NIT and I dont even care who wins or plays in the NCAA if MD is not in it.

There is one upside to MD not making the NCAA, I wont lose the annual $100 I put in the NCAA pool, since I always pick MD to win it all :) haha! Yes, I am not lying, I some how convince myself that they will upset everyone :)

Go Terps!!! oh wait, sorry I am not allowed to be a fan since I didnt go there, my bad.

Posted by: cm88 | March 2, 2011 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Yea we're gonna lose and we're gonna keep losin until Gary learns how to recruit hometown talent. How are we a bubble team year in and year out after we won the national championship? Maybe cuz Gary's out in Cali and Arizona gettin bums like Ebekwe, Strawberry, an Stoglins and then goin up to Maine to get Caner-Medley! Im sick of the these garbage bums while 5 star hometown talent goes to Vill, Syr, Georgetown, Uconn, Pitt, Kan St, Kansas, Texas, UNC, Duke and the list goes on and on. What do all those teams have in common? Their in the top 25 every year while we're stuck playing the underdog role fightin for our bubble lives!!! Lets face it, Gary is more Cole Field House then Comcast Center!!! We need somebody to bring the Star's and turn Comcast into the Mecca of College Basketball!! Anybody wanna dispute Md's talent just go look at George Mason's final four team, every one of the starting 5 was from the state of MD!! HELLO GARY!!!!!! WHERE THE HELL ARE U RECRUITING AT?????? THE TALENT IS RIGHT IN UR BACKYARD BUT UR TO STUBBORN TO HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH AAU COACHES!!! BS!!!!

Posted by: MDWILLWIN | March 2, 2011 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah we just got a recruit outta Wisconsin!! WHY THE HELL ARE WE UP IN WISCONSIN RECRUITING SOFT BUMS???? ITS A JOKE!!!!!

Posted by: MDWILLWIN | March 2, 2011 6:24 PM | Report abuse

UH OH, another Garyhater,,,wow Barno, we are starting to grow in numbers...you may want to attack this guy,,hurry up say something about him or call him a duke fan. :)

Posted by: cm88 | March 2, 2011 7:43 PM | Report abuse

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