Note: I drafted the following post on January 18th after the loss to Florida State. I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to use it this year, especially not today. I’m a little too bitter to write something coherent right now, but this is close enough to a post-game recap that it should suffice.
Maryland came into today’s game against [team name] as the favorite, and was expected to come out of it with a much needed win. The Terps jumped out to an early lead by using its full-court pressure to turn the ball over and score in transition. [Unexpected contributor] stepped-up in the first half by converting lay-ups and free-throws, forcing turnovers, and generally playing at a high level.
After a [double digit] run, Maryland led by [double digit] points midway through the first half. At that point, the Terps took the pressure off and [team name] started clawing their way back into the game. [Team name] hit a few timely threes, and [Maryland player that shouldn’t have the ball anyway] committed an untimely turnover that led to a three-point play. Suddenly, the Terps found themselves trailing [Team name] with under a minute left.
With one possession left, coach Gary Williams called time out to draw-up an in-bounds play. The play called for Geivis Vasquez to come off a high screen and attempt a three-pointer for the win. Vasquez’s attempt went off the the rim and the Terps fell short. After the game, Maryland players and fans left the stadium scratching their heads, and the Terps went home with with a loss in yet another game that was seemingly in hand.