That was a big win for Mark Turgeon and the Maryland Terrapins. The PATHETIC home crowd notwithstanding, the Terps came through in the clutch. It was heartening to see.
Good teams improve as the season goes on and that is what happened this evening. Instead of the last 5 minutes being the Terrell Stoglin show, the Terps shared the ball and got everyone involved. Padgett, Faust, and Pankey all made big plays. Padgett had a key block, Padgett had the old fashioned three point play off a big offensive rebound and Faust followed that up with a massive steal. Stoglin iced it on the line.
That, my friends, is a complete team victory. Mosley and Len played well too. At 16-11, the Terps have positioned themselves for a postseason berth. A road game at Georgia Tech looms this weekend. That is a very winnable game, but nothing on the road can be taken for granted. If the Terps come through, they'll sit at 17-11 overall and 7-7 in the ACC. No one gave Turgeon a chance to do that. Hell, the Terps are a miracle win at UNC from meriting bubble consideration.
The bottom line is that the Terps are improving. No matter what happens the rest of the way, they'll be a tough out in the ACC Tournament. Mark the tape.